Cultural Politics
Behind-the-scenes of galleries and museums, a lot happens to get artwork from an artist studio to the gallery wall. Arts administrators and curators negotiate the complexities of bringing artwork to the public. Whether it is through public awareness campaigns or partnerships with governmental organizations, or battles over ownership, this space explores what happens behind closed doors in the art industry. We explore funding bubbles and cultural deserts, and investigate who gets access to art, and why.
Galleries Are Man's World and Micol Hebron is Keeping Score
Galleries Are Man's World and Micol Hebron is Keeping Score
Almost 70% of artists represented by commercial galleries in New York and L.A. are men. Micol Hebron illustrates this imbalanced male-to-female ratio in the collaborative art project, Gallery Tally.
Filling the Gap in Public School Arts Education
Filling the Gap in Public School Arts Education
For underserved communities in SoCal, an increasing number of non-profit organizations provide much-needed arts education for public-school children.
Womanthology and the Comic Book Industry
Womanthology and the Comic Book Industry
The contributions of women to comic books are often ignored. "Womanthology" is part of a feminist movement emerging in the comic book world.
Incendiary Traces: Sketching Simulated Battlefields in Silicon Beach
Incendiary Traces: Sketching Simulated Battlefields in Silicon Beach
Incendiary Traces pays a virtual visit to an Afghani village to make the seemingly remote conflict a bit more comprehensible to those in the U.S.
Man One With One Man's Goal: Make Graffiti Legit
Man One With One Man's Goal: Make Graffiti Legit
Graffiti artist Man One works to develop a code of the street between art and commerce in Los Angeles.
On the Boardwalk: Jeanne van Heeswijk's Public Faculty 8
On the Boardwalk: Jeanne van Heeswijk's Public Faculty 8
Jeanne van Heeswijk's work engages places where market-driven "regeneration" is displacing resident populations, focusing on the gentrification of Hollywood.
Incendiary Traces: Artists, Surveillance and Patrol at the Border
Incendiary Traces: Artists, Surveillance and Patrol at the Border
Incendiary Traces visited the Mexico/U.S. Border to view the border from the perspective of U.S. Border Patrol agents.
Can Creative Practice Gentrify Creative Practice?
Can Creative Practice Gentrify Creative Practice?
Those involved in the growth of the artistic, cycling, and sharing culture of Los Angeles since 2009 reflect on the success of these respective movements.
Meaningful Connection: Education Equity and Arts in L.A.
Meaningful Connection: Education Equity and Arts in L.A.
Speakers working in education shed light on the complex case of providing every child equal access to quality education for a session at MOCA hosted by Arts for LA.
Crossing the Line: A History of Medical Inspection at the Border
Crossing the Line: A History of Medical Inspection at the Border
In the early 1900s, medical inspection and photographic documentation ushered in a new set of surveillance procedures for state oversight at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

icon, Community Arts discipline

Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

icon, Music discipline

Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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