Artbound Episode: 'Art and Protest' | KCET
Artbound Episode: 'Art and Protest'
Artbound episode "Art and Protest" explores art created amid social upheaval. The program showcases Andrea Bowers and Noe Gaytan, whose work engages with the struggle for wage equity and unionization; the life and assemblage sculptures of African American artist Noah Purifoy, whose practice was radically transformed by the Watts riots; Michael Maltzan's design of Star Apartments, a housing project addressing the issue of homelessness in downtown Los Angeles; and the cross-border muralism of artist El Mac.
View the stories showcased in this episode below:
Andrea Bowers is a political artist actively advocating for a fair living wage and the unionization efforts of adjunct professors.
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.
Star Apartments, located in the heart of downtown's Skid Row was designed by renowned L.A. architect Michael Maltzan to provide permanent housing and social services to the formerly homeless.
Muralist Miles "Mac" MacGregor honors everyday figures not typically featured in the history of portraiture.
What truly matters? Ali Behdad, professor of literature; Kristy Edmunds, artist and curator; and Michael Eselun, chaplain for the Simms-Mann/UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology discuss the important things in life.
‘Bombshell’ Exposes Media Mogul’s Toxic Sexual Harassment Culture at Fox News on Screen at the KCET Cinema Series
After the screening, KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond sat down with director Jay Roach.
The U.S. currently incarcerates more people per capita than any other nation in the world. Police forces and school systems are beginning to use diversion tactics to redirect young people away from criminal records.
'Richard Jewell' Brings an Explosive True Story from Clint Eastwood to the Winter KCET Cinema Series on December 10
A Q&A will immediately follow the screening with editor Joel Cox.
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From the typeface of “The Godfather” book cover to the Noguchi table, the influence of Japanese American artists and designers in postwar American art and design is unparalleled. Learn how the World War II incarceration affected their lives and creations.
"Artbound" looks at the dinnerware of Heath Ceramics and a design that has stood the test of time since the company began in the late 1940’s.
Inspired by Oaxacan traditions, Dia de Los Muertos was brought to L.A. in the '70s as a way to enrich and reclaim Chicano identity. It has since grown in proportions and is celebrated around the world.
Gospel music would not be what it is today if not for the impact left by Los Angeles in the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time defined by political movements across the country.
A behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary art world through the eyes of a legendary art dealer and curator, Jeffrey Deitch.
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