After the words “Fuck White Art” were anonymously spray-painted on the roll-up gate of Nicodim Gallery, the LAPD said it would treat the act of vandalism as a hate crime.
A new wave of art galleries are starting to move up uptown from Chelsea and lower Manhattan, and it is time to ask serious questions about their impact and what we can do to guarantee Harlem survives culturally.
It had been 10 years since I had lived here and five years since I had last visited, and I was invited back by way of a press tour. The trip reminded me of what I had forgotten.
LOS ANGELES — “No one is an innocent actor in the fine art of gentrification,” said a woman with a bandana covering her face, as she stood with dozens of protesters last Saturday evening outside of Museum as Retail Space, a gallery in the Eastside neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
LOS ANGELES — The burgeoning gallery district east of the LA River is about to get a bit more crowded.
LOS ANGELES — The latest development in the debate over art and gentrification in Boyle Heights took place earlier this month, when a public forum was held at the Pico Gardens complex, part of the largest public housing bloc west of the Mississippi.
LOS ANGELES — Art and gentrification have a long and complicated relationship.
LOS ANGELES — A normally quiet and industrial stretch of Mission Road that abuts the Los Angeles River came to life on Saturday evening when a group of artists and activists put together a mobile art exhibit celebrating the working-class neighborhood of Boyle Heights.