Multi-Disciplinary
These multi-hyphenate works don’t think outside of the box, they obliterate it altogether. Perhaps the performance and video art of Chicano provocateurs ASCO, or the rebellious body art of Chris Burden, or the fireworks spectacles of Judy Chicago. Multi-disciplinary works combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.
Five Reflections on California's Latino Cultural Identity
Five Reflections on California's Latino Cultural Identity
With the Latino population at the core of California, Artbound reflects on the cultural impact of shifting demographics through visuals arts, music, and photography.
Five Artists Inspired By the Spirit of Frida Kahlo
Five Artists Inspired By the Spirit of Frida Kahlo
To celebrate her birthday, Artbound finds parts of Frida Kahlo in her influence on contemporary Southern California artists.
POSTscript: End of an Era for A Downtown Space
POSTscript: End of an Era for A Downtown Space
Experimental exhibition space PØST is shuttering amid a changing downtown Los Angeles. Founded by HK Zamani, the artist ruminates about the venue's past, present and possible future.
The Fine Art of Fireworks
The Fine Art of Fireworks
Long live the spectacle. For the Fourth of July, Artbound profiles Southern California artists who like to blow stuff up.
Artbound Wins at 57th Southern California Journalism Awards
Artbound Wins at 57th Southern California Journalism Awards
Artbound was presented with two First Place awards at the 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards.
The Mojave Project: John C. Van Dyke and the Desert Wasteland
The Mojave Project: John C. Van Dyke and the Desert Wasteland
Although collective attitudes towards arid landscapes have changed drastically over time, the concept of desert as wasteland continues to persist.
Noah Purifoy's Sophisticated Assemblage
Noah Purifoy's Sophisticated Assemblage
At LACMA, exhibition "Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada" traces an overall chronology of the assemblage artist life's work.
Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
Slanguage Speaks Slanguage
With videos, workshops, and dollar store cosplay outfits, art collective Slanguage creates a sci-fi, yet rasquache world in "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost."
High & Dry: Dark Desert Highway
High & Dry: Dark Desert Highway
The Eagles made the term "dark desert highway" iconic. Writer/ photographer duo High & Dry examine observing the California desert as a changing series of landscapes when traveling by road vs. experiencing the land outside of a moving vehicle with all senses engaged.
Soldadera: The Artist Meets Her Muse
Soldadera: The Artist Meets Her Muse
At 127 years old, Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was the last survivor of the Mexican Revolution. Artist Nao Bustamante made a pilgrimage to her home in Jalisco, Mexico and found a muse.
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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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