18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center is an artists’ residency program that provokes public dialogue through contemporary art-making. 18th Street's residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally and internationally.
Tsai Shih Hung: Exercises in the Digital World
Tsai Shih Hung: Exercises in the Digital World
Taiwanese artist Tsai Shih Hung uses his artistic canvas as a way to show the world his observations about the ironies of technology.
Alleyway Appeal: Miha Štrukelj's Explorations of West L.A.
Alleyway Appeal: Miha Štrukelj's Explorations of West L.A.
Slovenian artist Miha Štrukelj is interested in the linear elements of urban landscapes and the geometric building blocks of architectural forms.
V&B: Masterpieces Made Easy
V&B: Masterpieces Made Easy
Through the recurring use of ironic self-portrayal in their paintings, sculptures and installations, the artist duo V&B stir up a commentary on the (art) world.
Patricia Fernández: Translations of Memory
Patricia Fernández: Translations of Memory
Patricia Fernández cultivates and shares a symbolic archive of Spanish Republicans' flight into France, a path known as la Retirada, to escape persecution in 1939.
EZTV: Three Decades of Video Antics
EZTV: Three Decades of Video Antics
Video collective EZTV attracted artists and video-makers whose work wouldn't or couldn't be made in either the film industry or the traditional art world.
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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.

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


Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline


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

icon, Music discipline


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

icon, Performance discipline


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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