The best of cinema history is on view this week, with the work of avant-garde icon Maya Deren, the remarkable eight-hour documentary Shoah, and the 24-hour collage film "The Clock" by Christian Marclay.
L.A. media art reimagines the past this week with several events designed to rethink earlier films and genres, and it looks to the future with large-scale multimedia projects filled with bombast and intrigue.
L.A. continues to be both the site and subject for innumerable artworks across the city, from a large-scale performance and public art festival to screenings featuring films about L.A., by L.A. filmmakers.
In 2002, the city of Los Angeles placed a moratorium banning murals on private property. As a result of the ban, murals became illegal in Los Angeles. Many up and coming artists were forced to take down their murals, or have their artwork painted over.
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