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.
Herb Alpert: Musician and Champion of the Arts
Herb Alpert: Musician and Champion of the Arts
The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, launched by famed trumpet player Herb Alpert and his wife Lani, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To date, it has given over $6 million in grants.
The Long View: An Interview with MOCA Director Philippe Vergne
The Long View: An Interview with MOCA Director Philippe Vergne
Artbound sat down with MOCA's new director Philippe Vergne to talk about his vision and plans for the rebounding museum.
Adolfo Nodal on a Baseline for the Department of Cultural Affairs
Adolfo Nodal on a Baseline for the Department of Cultural Affairs
Adolfo Nodal, former General Manager of the Cultural Affairs Department, details the baseline for building support for the arts in Los Angeles.
Bajalta California
Bajalta California
Michel Dear traces the evolution of the space between Mexico and the United States, a "third nation" with a shared identity, common history, and joint traditions.
This Is the Place: Jay Shells Maps the Open City
This Is the Place: Jay Shells Maps the Open City
Jay Shells installs site-specific hip-hop lyrics around Los Angeles in an effort to map a place inhabited by marginalized people and often actively erased by hegemonic forces.
Report: Arts For L.A. Election Pre-Forum
Report: Arts For L.A. Election Pre-Forum
Six candidates vying for the office of Los Angeles County Third District Supervisor appeared at LACMA's Bing Theater for a pre-election forum on "Culture & Creativity."
Burning Down The House: Cultural Activism Bases in South L.A.
Burning Down The House: Cultural Activism Bases in South L.A.
Chuco's Justice Center continues a long lineage of "bases" of arts and culture mobilization in South L.A.
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 a collaborative art project.
Past to Present: Unforgetting L.A. Uses Wikipedia as an Activist Art Platform
Past to Present: Unforgetting L.A. Uses Wikipedia as an Activist Art Platform
Unforgetting L.A. is an an edit-a-thon that builds Wikipedia articles for artists, curators, and galleries of the past 30 years.
The Quiet Revolution of the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms
The Quiet Revolution of the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms
The Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms works to raise awareness around global labor issues and history through a variety of performative and participatory projects.
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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.

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Visual Arts

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


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