Beyond the big headlines, the city’s contemporary art scene is rooted in its diverse, community-centered art spaces.
Jordan Karney Chaim
Jordan Karney Chaim is an independent art historian based in San Diego. She holds a PhD from Boston University. Her current work examines the intersections of art and community, focusing on emerging artists and institutional histories in the United States. In addition to Hyperallergic, her most recent work can be found in East of Borneo and HereIn Journal, where she also serves as Contributing Editor. You can follow her on Instagram.
Welcome to Your Place in the Multiverse
Jean Lowe’s work parodies our most banal behaviors by inviting us to consume images of our own consumption.
Yolanda López, Whose Art Was a Call to Look at Chicana Women
In 1978, Yolanda López debuted a body of work whose imagery would reshape the visual language of Chicanx feminism.
How Alternative Art Spaces Changed Los Angeles in the 1970s
Throughout the 1970s and into the ’80s, artists in Los Angeles created organizations and exhibition spaces to develop the resources they lacked.
California’s Radical and Multicultural Art History, No Longer Dismissed
Art historian Jenni Sorkin surveys the history of visual art in California from the early 20th century to the present.
How Judy Baca Redefined the Intersection of Art and Activism
Decades of entrenched art-world racism, gender bias, and resistance to overtly political displays in art have delayed a comprehensive treatment of Baca’s career until now.
How an LA Printmaking Workshop Advanced the Career of Women Artists
Ruth Asawa, Anni Albers, and others first experimented with printmaking at June Wayne’s Tamarind Lithography Workshop.