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.
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.
Soldadera: The Tiny Things They Carried
Soldadera: The Tiny Things They Carried
Leandra Becerra Lumbreras was the last known survivor of the Mexican Revolution. Artist Nao Bustamante and a small crew made a trip to Zapopan, Mexico to meet her.
Machines for Training: Military Performance and Embodied Knowledge
Machines for Training: Military Performance and Embodied Knowledge
"Incendiary Traces" examines how military groups employ simulation, role-playing, and performance to deliver training required to operate in the extreme conditions of combat.
Matt Siegle: Mining the San Gabriel Mountains' Golden Past
Matt Siegle: Mining the San Gabriel Mountains' Golden Past
For project "Eddie's Gulch," artist Matt Siegle investigates groups who traveled westward to California during the 19th century gold rush.
Packrats and Possum Trot: Artists and Collectors of the Desert
Packrats and Possum Trot: Artists and Collectors of the Desert
A closer look at the collection habits of humans and other species suggest that we are all purveyors and taxonomists of discarded refuse, inorganic or otherwise.
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa's Color and Tone Metaphors
Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa returns to his early exposure to experimental theatre in 1970s Guatemala.
My Love Affairs with Soldaderas
My Love Affairs with Soldaderas
From calendars to corridos, the image of the Soldadera lives strong in popular culture. Nao Bustamante's new artwork re-imagines dresses of female soldiers.
Nancy Macko and the Real Bee
Nancy Macko and the Real Bee
Nancy Macko confronts the political and ecological realities of bee survival by merging media, painting, photography and other mediums.
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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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