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.
Mexican Muralism Meets High Modernism in L.A.
Mexican Muralism Meets High Modernism in L.A.
Muralism's modern approach to form exemplified the connection between avant-garde art and radical politics in depression-era Los Angeles.
Rise: Love, Revolution, and the Black Panther Party
Rise: Love, Revolution, and the Black Panther Party
"Rise: Love. Revolution. The Black Panther Party" is a collection of works inspired by the Black Panther Party's legacy of marrying artwork with modern political consciousness.
Identity Crisis: Facebook Sculpture, Public Space Tattoos, and Collective Movements
Identity Crisis: Facebook Sculpture, Public Space Tattoos, and Collective Movements
Three L.A.-based projects, "I + We Collective Movement Workshop", "Chloë Flores Facebook Sculpture," and "Open Arms," explore the concept of Identity Art.
Making L.A.: Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles
Making L.A.: Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles
How Deborah Sussman's colorful graphics transformed Los Angeles and paved a path for women designers.
Mayor Eric Garcetti On 'Connecting' Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti On 'Connecting' Los Angeles
Mayor Eric Garcetti joined L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne for an discussion of public policy surrounding a diverse array of city planning subjects.
Investigating Steubenville: Andrea Bowers' #sweetjane
Investigating Steubenville: Andrea Bowers' #sweetjane
The exhibition "#sweetjane" includes new work by L.A.-based artist Andrea Bowers that examines the notorious crimes of young men in Steubenville, Ohio.
The Cuban Exiles of Echo Park
The Cuban Exiles of Echo Park
Sculptor Sergio López-Mesa and composer Aurelio de la Vega, both prominent Cuban exiles, built distinguished careers in L.A. Their artistic contributions are memorialized throughout the city.
MOCA Raises $100 Million
MOCA Raises $100 Million
After less than a year, the Museum of Contemporary Art met its goal of raising its endowment to $100 million. The museum has set out to raise another $50 million.
Dana Yahalomi: Art, Politics, and Affairs of the State
Dana Yahalomi: Art, Politics, and Affairs of the State
Public Movement is a Tel Aviv-based 'performative research body' that aims to use the infrastructure of the art world to create social impact and new politicized civic bodies.
Market Makeover: Transforming Boyle Heights' Sociedad and Euclid Stores
Market Makeover: Transforming Boyle Heights' Sociedad and Euclid Stores
Community Liaisons -- emerging adults passionate about food justice -- are leading the healthy food store transformations in Boyle Heights
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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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