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 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
Arts ReSTORE L.A. and an Art-Based Economy
Arts ReSTORE L.A. and an Art-Based Economy
Arts ReSTORE L.A. partners cultural institutions with local business districts and civic-minded foundations to revitalize flagging neighborhood economies with an influx of culture-based operations.
Olga Garay-English Announces Departure From LA Department of Cultural Affairs
Olga Garay-English Announces Departure From LA Department of Cultural Affairs
Olga Garay-English, executive director of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, announced this week that she will be stepping down from her post in January.
Herman Sillas' Art and Activism
Herman Sillas' Art and Activism
Chicano activist and attorney Herman Sillas' paintings are pictorial memoirs of a witness to social change in 1960s Chicano Los Angeles.
Repurposing the Los Angeles Aqueduct: A Pathway for Sacred Pilgrimages
Repurposing the Los Angeles Aqueduct: A Pathway for Sacred Pilgrimages
What if the L.A. Aqueduct is one day shuttered? Tyler Stallings imagines a future where the aqueduct has been repurposed in a way that reconnects people to the land and the water.
Nurturing the Arts in Los Angeles
Nurturing the Arts in Los Angeles
Los Angeles has solidified its place as an incubator for arts and culture, but how can it maintain its creative fuel into the future?
Sam Durant's Social Media Movement: What #isamuseum?
Sam Durant's Social Media Movement: What #isamuseum?
Sam Durant elevates the conversation about a museum's role in society to today's digital age, asking social media users to post their opinions online.
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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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