Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES — The ongoing saga of the #USC7 and the beleaguered Roski MFA program at the University of Southern California (USC) entered its latest chapter today when the graduating class of 2015 released a letter calling for Dean Erica Muhl’s removal.

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Post image for Four Public Art Projects from LA to Albany Get Grants of Up to $1M

On Tuesday Bloomberg Philanthropies named Gary, Indiana, Los Angeles, Spartanburg, South Carolina, and the New York cities of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy as the recipients of its inaugural Public Art Challenge grants.

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Post image for USC7 Respond to Roski School Dean as Faculty Weigh In

LOS ANGELES — The seven first-year MFA students who dropped out of the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design have issued a statement in response to last week’s letter from Dean Erica Muhlo, rejecting her offer of a two-year leave of absence.

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Post image for A Visual History of Society’s Monsters

From medical deformities to military enemies, the impulse to turn the unknown and threatening into mythical monsters has endured for centuries.

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Post image for New LA Parking Signs Are Good Design

Last week, the first of 100 signs that are part of an initiative to rethink parking was installed in Los Angeles by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Post image for When Consumer Goods Blossom into Otherworldly Fungi

LOS ANGELES — Benjamin Lord’s grossly delectable photographs, on view in his exhibition The New Retail Mycology at Monte Vista Projects, invite viewers to closely consider the social construction of a landscape.

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Galleries

An Artist Turns Surveillance into Affection

by Alicia Eler on February 12, 2015

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LOS ANGELES — Artist Jennifer Moon is not the first or the last to experiment with self-surveillance, documenting selfies of her every moment for anyone and no one.

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Post image for Looking for Actors and Authenticity on Craigslist

LOS ANGELES — Sometimes the best scenes and characters come to writers and performance artists through improvisation.

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Post image for Your Concise Guide to the 2015 LA Art Book Fair

Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair opens on Thursday, January 29, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

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Museums

The Teddy Bears and Soda Cans of Clare Graham

by Erin Joyce on December 30, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — The term “craft,” especially in the context of the art world, is tricky. Who decides what’s art and what’s craft, and is there a hierarchy between the two? Happily, an exhibition sometimes comes along to further blur the line, as is the case with Clare Graham & MorYork: The Answer is Yes at the Craft and Folk Art Museum.

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