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Carol Cheh is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Another Righteous Transfer!, a blog that explores LA's performance art scene, and Word is a Virus, a monthly Art21 column exploring the intersection between the visual and the literary arts. Her writing has appeared in LA Weekly, East of Borneo, and Glass Tire, among other outlets. Her curatorial projects have included "#OccupyArt21" (Art21 blog, 2012) "You Don't Bring Me Flowers: An Evening of Re-Performances" (PÃ?ST, 2010) and "Signals: A Video Showcase" (Orange County Museum of Art, 2008).

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Southland Sessions

Climate Change-Focused Artist Residency Maps Out a New Future in the Pandemic

In the pandemic, Air, an arts residency focused on climate change, transforms into a nomadic institution.
Interior of “Hindsight Is 2020: Dispatches from the Edge of an Apocalypse,” exhibition-in-a-box. | Carol Cheh
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Southland Sessions

'Hindsight Is 2020' Offers Visceral (Not Virtual) Art Experiences in a Box

James MacDevitt’s art-in-a-box exhibition offers “a physical alternative to the online exhibitions that have become the new normal.”
Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, “The Conversion,” 2020, oil on canvas, installation view | Courtesy of Irenic Projects
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Southland Sessions

In this Pasadena Church, God and Thought-Provoking Art Share Space

For about a year now, artist Gregory Michael Hernandez has been putting together thought-provoking exhibitions as the artist-in-residence at an unlikely institution: the Missiongathering Christian Church of Pasadena.
Detail of Consequences (2018), acrylic and gold leaf on wood panel 24 x 18 | Courtesy of Mark Steven Greenfield
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Southland Sessions

Renaissance-Style Religious Paintings Highlight the Struggles of Black People Worldwide

The time is more than ripe to see Mark Steven Greenfield’s “Black Madonna,” a new suite of paintings and drawings that meditate on the fraught, violent history of Africans brought to America against their will.
Matthew Brandt “Vatnajökull CMY5” and “Vatnajökull MYC8,” 2018–20. Heated chromogenic print, with acrylic varnish and Aqua-Resin support | Photo: Ed Mumford, Courtesy the artist and M+B, Los Angeles
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How L.A. Galleries Are Adjusting to New Realities

Writer Carol Cheh speaks with a handful of galleries to ask how they are faring as galleries are allowed to reopen. Her conversations reveal a fascinating range of perspectives and prospects.
Todd Gray's juxtaposition of a dark-skinned boy atop a pedestal with the cosmos over his head on Crenshaw Boulevard in Leimert Park. | Carol Cheh
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For a Better World, We Need More Art, Not Less

Amidst “Safer at Home” orders and racism, Drive-By-Art shows art’s power to move, inspire, make us think and bring us together as we work toward a better world.
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Artbound

Isamu Noguchi: A Voluntary Stay at the Japanese American Internment Camp

Isamu Noguchi, who was based on the East Coast, volunteered to be incarcerated, driven by an idealistic desire to be of service in the camps by using his skills to design and build structural improvements.
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Satellite Space's Video Art Panopticon

Satellite Space offers a platform for artists to engage with a more theatrical environment that is the exact opposite of the typical white cube gallery space.
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The Quiet Revolution of the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms

The Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms works to raise awareness around global labor issues and history through a variety of performative and participatory projects.
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François Ghebaly Debuts a Downtown Los Angeles Arts Cooperative

In L.A., all the high-end galleries may be moving to Hollywood, but the more ambitious alternative art spaces are setting up shop in the obscure reaches of downtown.
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