Film & Media Arts
For video artists and underground filmmakers, the shadow of Southern California’s outsized film industry provides the perfect environment to experiment. Kenneth Anger’s visual anarchy and Paul McCarthy’s grotesqueries tested audiences’ patience, earned critical acclaim, and urged viewers to contemplate the nature of art itself. Video, as a medium, toys with expectations of the audience. It appropriates the format of surveillance films and amateur home footage, revealing the intimacy and paranoia of watching and being watched. The media arts is a slice of life or a exploration of dreams, codifying the human experience into moving images.
Artbound Special: Annenberg Space for Photography - L8S ANG3LES
Artbound Special: Annenberg Space for Photography - L8S ANG3LES
The Artbound special episode, "Annenberg Space for Photography: L8S ANG3LES" debuted Tuesday, April 14.
I Am Armenian: The Intriguing Life of Aurora Mardiganian
I Am Armenian: The Intriguing Life of Aurora Mardiganian
Throughout 2015, the Hammer Museum will host programming pertaining to the Armenian diaspora, featuring a film based on the story of Armenian Genocide survivor Aurora Mardiganian.
Transforming Spaces: L.A. Filmmakers on Display at REDCAT
Transforming Spaces: L.A. Filmmakers on Display at REDCAT
REDCAT's "Transforming Spaces" series features nine short contemporary experimental films by L.A.-based filmmakers.
Blake Little: Sweet Translucence, Living Abstraction
Blake Little: Sweet Translucence, Living Abstraction
In "Preservation," portrait photographer Blake Little captures subjects as they are covered in gallons of honey.
Skulls and Bones: Dr. Paul Koudounaris's 'Memento Mori'
Skulls and Bones: Dr. Paul Koudounaris's 'Memento Mori'
The new photography exhibit "Memento Mori" investigates humankind's attitude towards mortality through both public and private relationships with death.
Game Girls: A Poetic Take on Skid Row Documentary
Game Girls: A Poetic Take on Skid Row Documentary
Game Girls is a documentary following the daily lives of several women navigating through Los Angeles' skid row.
Farewell to Hollywood: A Celluloid Dream Comes True
Farewell to Hollywood: A Celluloid Dream Comes True
"Farewell to Hollywood" began as a documentary collaboration between New York filmmaker Henry Corra and a 17-year-old battling cancer named Reggie Nicholson.
Melancholy-Pop: 'Big Eyes' Screenwriters Discuss Art, Commerce, and Margaret Keane
Melancholy-Pop: 'Big Eyes' Screenwriters Discuss Art, Commerce, and Margaret Keane
"Big Eyes," a new film by Tim Burton, celebrates artist Margaret Keane and her famous style of painting portraits of sad-eyed waifs.
Sille Storihle: From Stonewall to Hollywood
Sille Storihle: From Stonewall to Hollywood
Sille Storihle explores the history of California's LGBT communities through two films that connect historical issues to contemporary discourse.
Being Here and There: Ambiguous Boundaries and Contested Terrains
Being Here and There: Ambiguous Boundaries and Contested Terrains
In a new photographic exhibition, twenty-six artists capture the landscapes of Southern California through their lenses as places of contradictions and complexities.
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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.

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Visual Arts

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


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