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.
Long Live L.A.: Bringing Video Art and Public Health Awareness to Mass Transit
Long Live L.A.: Bringing Video Art and Public Health Awareness to Mass Transit
"Long Live LA" is a multimedia program by 6 contemporary media artists to create 35 collaborative video works that address the major public health issues in L.A. County.
Flux: The Art of Short Films
Flux: The Art of Short Films
The Flux Screening Series at the Hammer Museum is a celebration of short films, music videos, and the global community that makes them.
Artbound Season 4 Premieres Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9 PM
Artbound Season 4 Premieres Thursday, Feb. 13 at 9 PM
Artbound Season 4 debuts Thursday, February 13 at 9 p.m. PST on KCET.
Deep Focus: Rafael Veytia Velarde's Immersive Border Photography
Deep Focus: Rafael Veytia Velarde's Immersive Border Photography
Rafael Veytia Velarde has been photographing the Mexicali border for over a decade, bestowing visibility to the neglected and misrepresented portion of Mexicali's society.
Deep Rising: Sandeep Parikh
Deep Rising: Sandeep Parikh
Creator of the Comedy Central webseries, "The Legend of Neil," and other productions, Sandeep Parikh has blazed his own career path in Los Angeles.
Job Piston: Fossilizing the Ephemeral
Job Piston: Fossilizing the Ephemeral
Artist and photographer Job Piston talks about his unique chemical portraiture process and print installation, currently on view at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside.
Photo L.A. Celebrates 23 Years of Image-Making
Photo L.A. Celebrates 23 Years of Image-Making
This year, photo l.a. -- Los Angeles' only major photographic art fair -- celebrates its 23rd year of bringing contemporary and historical photography to the L.A. art scene.
Video Artist Jeff Frost Decouples Time and Space
Video Artist Jeff Frost Decouples Time and Space
Jeff Frost works in time-lapse, stop motion, and paint to create portraits of imaginary worlds by collaging the real and the painted.
Year in Review: Photography
Year in Review: Photography
We've selected our most memorable articles of 2013 that covered photography in Southern California.
Artbound New Years Special Airs Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 1PM
Artbound New Years Special Airs Wednesday, Jan. 1 at 1PM
On New Year's Day at 1PM, we will be airing a three-hour Artbound Marathon on KCET. The special episode will feature all of our episodes mashed up into one explosion of Southern California arts and culture.
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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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