Deutsche Bank, notorious for Trump ties, is under increased scrutiny after federal investigations into potential money-laundering lapses. But its art world involvement is mostly relegated to footnotes or brief mentions.
Catherine G. Wagley
Catherine G. Wagley writes about art in Los Angeles. She is a contributing editor at Momus and Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla), and she has written criticism and journalism for the Los Angeles Times, X-TRA and Los Angeles Magazine, among other publications.
Organizations Outside the Art World Are Better at Reaching Underserved Populations
Deferring to activists and public servants who have already effectively reached diverse populations may be among the most expedient ways to increase art’s accessibility.
What It Means to Talk About the Food Deserts of LA
Projects in the Current:LA Food triennial point to the fact that the city funding the event has often contributed to food injustice through its unequal distribution of resources.
Artist-Led Community Meals Mostly Reject the Stuffiness of Art Dinners
Los Angeles’s city-funded triennial, Current:LA Food, has been hosting community meals that are open to the public throughout the city, though the events are still dominated by art world figures.
In LA, Artists Serve Up a Diverse Take on Food Culture
Offal, a show named after innards, ought to have some messy moments and blunt edges, and it luckily does.
The Every Woman Biennial Defies Critical Evaluation
The salon-style biennial, featuring over 600 women and non-binary artists, is neither hierarchical nor overly precious.
CalArts Students Collaborate with Cooper Union Alumni in Their Fight Against Rising Tuition
After CalArts announced a tuition hike in March, students have been participating in a much bigger conversation around the transparency and values of arts institutions.
Hyperallergic’s Favorite Items from the LA Art Book Fair
A team of Hyperallergic contributors scoured the fair’s vast and truly delightful offerings and picked some of their favorite items to share with you.
The Desert X Biennial in the California Desert Appears to Ignore Its Surroundings
For a site-specific art exhibition that claims to be about attention to the environment, Desert X 2019 seems surprisingly insensitive to context.
A Goodbye to LA MOCA at the Pacific Design Center
MOCA PDC, which closed this month, deserves parting attention, largely because its evolutions, successes, and sometimes confounding programming often reflected city-wide cultural identity crises.
Frieze Is Selling a Fantasy of Los Angeles
All the LA-centric promotion of Frieze has bled into the fair, and flattened everything into commodity.