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.
The Return of Broadway
The Return of Broadway
Bringing Back Broadway is a ten-year plan to revive and rehabilitate Broadway Street, the historic Theatre District in Downtown Los Angeles.
After the Blaze, Ire Over the Da Vinci Apartments Still Smolders
After the Blaze, Ire Over the Da Vinci Apartments Still Smolders
The destruction of the Da Vinci Apartments in downtown L.A. struck a chord with a public that has an increasingly vested interest in the architectural future of the city.
Geography of Poverty: Matt Black Documents Downtrodden California
Geography of Poverty: Matt Black Documents Downtrodden California
Matt Black's Geography of Poverty series captures the Central Valley's poverty-stricken regions through black-and-white photography.
Beyond Prints: A Confrontation at L.A. Art Book Fair
Beyond Prints: A Confrontation at L.A. Art Book Fair
A controversial print leads to a broader discussion of race and the art world at Printed Matter's Los Angeles Art Book Fair.
Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics
Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics
The event "Critical Conversations on Art and Politics in Los Angeles" addressed the stakes for work that engages in the space of art and politics.
Chats About Change: Changing the Terms of Engagement
Chats About Change: Changing the Terms of Engagement
"Chats About Change" questions and reflects on people's relationship to the land as a colonized space.
Chats About Change: Ethics and Aesthetics
Chats About Change: Ethics and Aesthetics
This panel of the social practice conference "Chats About Change" was devoted to artists' anecdotal experiences rotating between ethics and aesthetics.
Chats About Change: The Intersection of Art and Activism
Chats About Change: The Intersection of Art and Activism
Chats About Change: Critical Conversations on Art and Politics is a series of panel discussions addressing contemporary themes creative practitioners are developing in L.A.
Art Basel: It's Wonderfully Terrible
Art Basel: It's Wonderfully Terrible
A host of Southern California artists and galleries are represented at the Miami edition of Art Basel.
Histories Absolved: Revolutionary Cuban Poster Art and the Muslim International
Histories Absolved: Revolutionary Cuban Poster Art and the Muslim International
The new exhibition "Histories Absolved" displays posters of the Cuban Revolution conceived in solidarity with Muslim liberation movements in the Middle East.
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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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