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Tanja M. Laden is a writer, editor, and producer born and raised in Los Angeles. Her byline has appeared in VICE, Playboy, Food & Wine, Los Angeles Times, Juxtapoz, LA Weekly, Artillery, High Times, TravelAge West and many others. She is a proud member of the Los Angeles Press Club and PEN America.

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Detail of Scott Hove's 'The Beauty War' | Courtesy of Scott Hove
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Southland Sessions

Good vs. Evil in Scott Hove’s Pastry Wonderland

Three months after Scott Hove’s ‘The Beauty War’ was first scheduled to open, the exhibition now open to the mask-wearing public at Cakeland LA.
Street view of the A+D Museum in 2010. | Carren Jao
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Southland Sessions

Architecture and Design Museum Closes Physical Exhibition Space

Another museum has closed due to COVID-19, but this time, it’s continuing online.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Exterior Rendering ©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/©Academy Museum Foundation | Image from L’Autre Image
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Southland Sessions

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Postpones Opening Date

Slated to open this December, the new museum will open in 2021 due to COVID-19.
A screenshot of photographs shown at the Annenberg Space for Photography | Courtesy of the Annenberg Space for Photography
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Southland Sessions

Annenberg Space for Photography Shutters Amid Pandemic

After more than a decade, the Century City-based cultural institution is closing due to COVID-19.
Paz Errázuriz (Chilean, b. 1944), La Palmera (The palm tree), from the series La manzana de Adán (Adam’s Apple), 1987. Gelatin silver print. | Courtesy of the artist and Galeria AFA, Santiago. Artwork © the artist. Radical Women Hammer PST LALA
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Artbound

Spotlighting the Work of Transgressive Latinas in Art

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a long-overdue tribute to artists who are not just from Latin America, but who also identify as female.
Psi Com singer Perry Farrell and drummer Aaron Sherer,  Desolation Center: Mojave Auszug, 1984 | Mariska Leyssius
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Artbound

Before Lollapalooza, Coachella and Burning Man, This Desert Music Festival Started It All

Here on the West Coast, it seems like gigantic festivals have always been associated with the desert. But who was the first promoter to stake a claim out in the great, wide open, and how did others follow suit?
Left: Cover of the first issue of La Révolution surréaliste, December 1924. (Right: Yvan Goll, Surréalisme, "Manifeste du surréalisme,"[10] Volume 1, Number 1, October 1, 1924, cover by Robert Delaunay | WikiCommons
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Artbound

How a Nearly-Forgotten Mental Patient Inspired Surrealism

Hysteria and surrealism may appear to have little in common, but there was a moment when their paths converged in the life of mental patient Léona Delcourt.
Art and Protest - Noah Purifoy
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Artbound

Junk Dada: The Stories Behind Noah Purifoy's Joshua Tree Sculptures

The Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture, open to the public, illustrates the artist's vision during the last 15 years of his life.
Rachel Rosenthal by Michael Childers. | Courtesy the Rachel Rosenthal Company
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Artbound

Performance Artist Rachel Rosenthal Dies at 88

Performance-art visionary, animal rights activist, and avant-garde icon Rachel Rosenthal passed away at age 88 on Sunday, May 10.
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Transforming Spaces: L.A. Filmmakers on Display at REDCAT

REDCAT's "Transforming Spaces" series features nine short contemporary experimental films by L.A.-based filmmakers.
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