Los Angeles

Post image for Bringing Murals to the Streets of One of LA’s Poorest Neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES — At the intersection of 48th Street and Wall Street in South Central Los Angeles, a homeless man pushes a cart filled with blankets and clothes.

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Post image for A Filmmaker Probes the Magic and Madness of Female Adolescence

LOS ANGELES — As a woman who was once a teenage girl, I have a certain fondness for any filmic or visual art that harkens back to that time of intense, unbridled feelings, awkward physical changes, and sexual desires running wild ’n free.

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Post image for University of Southern California BFA Students Speak Out and Burn Work in Solidarity with #USC7

LOS ANGELES — Since the entire first year MFA class at USC Roski School of Art and Design dropped out in May, the turbulence surrounding the program has been well documented, but little attention has been paid to the undergraduates.

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Post image for A Deconstructed Hunting Cabin Filled with Fabricated Memories

LOS ANGELES — April Street’s solo exhibition Lay Down Your Arms, currently on view at the West Hollywood gallery Various Small Fires, is both visually engaging and spatially distinct.

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Post image for Long Live the Triforium! Reviving LA’s Public Art Boondoggle

LOS ANGELES — The Triforium was supposed to be a beacon for Los Angeles’ future, but forty years after its completion, the public artwork has yet to fulfill the vision of its creator.

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Post image for A Skull Carved from a Meteorite Lands on the Auction Block

The skull is a universal symbol of mortality, appearing in artworks by everyone from Hans Holbein the Younger and Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Post image for A Conversation with Curator Eric Nakamura on the Fourth Giant Robot Biennale

LOS ANGELES — While museum biennials can generally feel like lofty affairs, the Giant Robot Biennale 4 at the Japanese American National Museum takes a more populist approach to its roster of visual artists and illustrators, presenting sketchbooks and zines as well as paintings and sculptures.

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Post image for Comparing the Afterlives of Peruvian and Egyptian Mummies

Chicago’s Field Museum is touring its mummies for the first time, and their inaugural stop is the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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Post image for LA’s Architecture and Design Museum Reopens with a Show on the Future of Housing

LOS ANGELES — Every city has its own characteristic architectural forms. For New York, it’s the skyscraper. San Francisco has the Victorian. But in Los Angeles, residential architecture is the defining element of the urban fabric.

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Post image for Mark Bradford Maps the Suffering of Bodies

LOS ANGELES — Visitors to Scorched Earth, Mark Bradford’s exhibition at the Hammer Museum, are greeted in the lobby by a map that shows the US population infected with AIDS by state.

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