Artbound Season 5 Episode 1 | KCET
Artbound Season 5 Episode 1
The fifth season of Artbound continues to explore the creative landscape of Southern California. The premiere episode features an exciting collaboration with MOCAtv, the art video channel developed as a digital extension of the education and exhibition programming of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).
The episode features original pieces including, "Wildflowering L.A.," a Los Angeles county-wide public initiative by artist Fritz Haeg; a performance art video featuring the movement group WIFE; painter John Knuth's unusual practice of getting flies to "paint" on canvas; the installation and de-installation of Jacob Hashimoto's "Gas Giant" at the MOCA Pacific Design Center; and video game designers Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago known for designing games with emotion. An exclusive interview with new Director of MOCA Philippe Vergne is also featured in this season premiere.
Read more about some of the pieces featured in this episode below:
Wildflowering L.A. aims to spark people's imaginations about the very nature of the city that we live in, what it could be, and what it used to be.
When painting, L.A. artist John Knuth collaborates with an unusual partner: the humble fly.
“I wanted to introduce something that’s art and it's for everyone and it has no money involved, no value,” says Kenny Scharf of his eye candy car artwork.
Without in-person events to launch their new books, authors are touring virtually.
Meet Ayan F. Vasquez-Lopez, a mariachi with Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles — known as the makeup mariachi — as they show you how to create a fabulous eye makeup look.
This season, "Artbound" explores how communities have fought to survive, to stay resilient by creating the art forms, forums and spaces they need to band together as communities, combat erasure and unapologetically express themselves.
Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for L.A.'s authentic architecture. This episode explores the provocative theory that his early homes in L.A. were also a means of artistic catharsis for Wright.
The vast, strange, sometimes contradictory world of the urban desert and its people are explored in 11 public art exhibits and their respective locations scattered throughout Coachella Valley.
For more than 20 years, Doug Aitken has shifted the perception and location of images and narratives. His diverse works demonstrate the nature and structure of our ever-mobile, ever-changing, image-based contemporary condition.
This look at Los Angeles’ Olvera Street is part-history lesson and part-immersion in stereotype of the birthplace of Los Angeles.
In East L.A. during the 1960s and 1970s, a group of young activists used creative tools like writing and photography as a means for community organizing, providing a platform for the Chicano Movement.