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.
Tracing the U.S. / Mexico Border Wall
Tracing the U.S. / Mexico Border Wall
Artists, art historians, and students gathered to draw the most southwestern edge of the U.S./Mexico border as part of a continued investigation by Incendiary Traces.
Kent Anderson Butler Reconciles Art and Religion
Kent Anderson Butler Reconciles Art and Religion
Pomona-based video artist Kent Anderson Butler is open about his Christianity and has found a unique path that allows him to keep-the-faith towards both his religious convictions and towards the contemporary art world's secular persuasions.
A Brief History of Border Walls
A Brief History of Border Walls
Incendiary Traces lists historical and contemporary border walls to provide some global and historical context for understanding Southern California's contested US/Mexico border.
Ken Gonzales-Day Re-Examines Violence, Race, and Identity
Ken Gonzales-Day Re-Examines Violence, Race, and Identity
Ken Gonzales-Day brings a grim forgotten California history to life in the present day and addresses art history and its troubled relationship to the representation of race.
Occupy the Mind: Pedagogy, 'Capitalocentrism' and the Arts Fantasy
Occupy the Mind: Pedagogy, 'Capitalocentrism' and the Arts Fantasy
SOC(i)AL: Art + People investigates the precarity of workers in our current economy, the relationship of the university to activism, manifestations of art in politics, and the future of Occupy.
Big City Forum: November Almanac, A Book in Space
Big City Forum: November Almanac, A Book in Space
November Almanac is an installation at the WUHO Gallery that examines our greater understanding of where and how we are fed by L.A., the city where our food so mysteriously grows.
Drawing Lines and Planting Gardens at the Border
Drawing Lines and Planting Gardens at the Border
On Saturday, Nov. 17, a few events will take place at Border Field State Park in San Diego that will call attention to the militarization of the US/Mexico border.
Drawing a Line: Encounters with the U.S.-Mexico Border
Drawing a Line: Encounters with the U.S.-Mexico Border
Susanna Newbury examines the history of the U.S./Mexico border and its geopolitical importance to the United States.
Can Schools Provide Arts Education on a Tight Budget?
Can Schools Provide Arts Education on a Tight Budget?
In the face of budget cuts to arts education in the LAUSD, Abe Flores of Arts for L.A. argues that advocacy for arts education is advocacy for a complete 21st century education.
Contested Spaces: The Glendale Narrows
Contested Spaces: The Glendale Narrows
The Glendale Narrows, the three mile soft bottom stretch of the L.A. River, is subject to conflicting agendas from river advocates, private enterprise, and government agencies.
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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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