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.
Lawrence Schiller and the Echoes of the 20th Century
Lawrence Schiller and the Echoes of the 20th Century
The photography exhibit "Lawrence Schiller: A Life in Photojournalism" features dozens of luminous subjects from the middle of the 20th Century.
Artbound Season 3 Episode 4 Premieres Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9:35 PM
Artbound Season 3 Episode 4 Premieres Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9:35 PM
The fourth episode of Artbound's third season premieres Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9:35 PM on KCET.
A Cinematic Gem in the Inland Empire
A Cinematic Gem in the Inland Empire
A unique venue for experimental, independent, and foreign films; Culver Center of the Arts' screening room is a cinematic oasis within the Inland Empire.
PHOTOS: LACMA's 'Agnès Varda In Californialand'
PHOTOS: LACMA's 'Agnès Varda In Californialand'
LACMA's exhibition "Agnès Varda in Californialand" presents works based on the auteur's time in our state, featuring photographs and film ephemera.
Altadena Art + Film: A Travelogue from the LACMA9 Outpost
Altadena Art + Film: A Travelogue from the LACMA9 Outpost
The LACMA9 Art +Film Lab continues operating its oral-history recording sessions in Altadena, CA.
Camera Obscura: Photographing the Aqueduct
Camera Obscura: Photographing the Aqueduct
Nothing is as it seems in many images of the L.A. Aqueduct and its landscape. Take a look at a photographic history of the L.A. Aqueduct.
Cameras d'Afrique: Indie Films of West Africa
Cameras d'Afrique: Indie Films of West Africa
LACMA's Caméras d'Afrique film festival highlights how West Africans view themselves, allowing for their own self-definition after centuries of misunderstanding.
Artbound Special Episode 'AgH2O'
Artbound Special Episode 'AgH2O'
Artbound kicks off their third season with a one-hour special looking at Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio's "AgH2O."
LACMA9: Nicole Miller's 'Believing Is Seeing'
LACMA9: Nicole Miller's 'Believing Is Seeing'
Nicole Miller's video artwork featuring Redlands community members is the first in an evolving series of works titled "Believing is Seeing."
Zoe Crosher and the Michelle duBois Project
Zoe Crosher and the Michelle duBois Project
L.A.-based artist Zoe Crosher's newest exhibition features an extensive body of work in which the artist re-imagines the seemingly endless personal archive of one woman -- the pseudonymous "duBois."
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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.

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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.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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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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