The veteran art critic has played a formidable role in helping to shape the world’s perception of contemporary art in Los Angeles.
This week, art critic Christopher Knight makes sweet pepper nachos, Hyperallergic editor Dessane Lopez Cassell shares her watermelon poke bowls, and more.
As a problem of engineering, design, and aesthetics, commissioning art for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority was a gamble.
LOS ANGELES — When the designs for the Broad Museum were originally announced four years ago, the reaction was generally positive. Now, they’re more mixed.
This week, Damien Hirst’s global spot challenge, TJ Clark on Leonardo, Cairo’s art scene, Green & Knight on PST, de Kooning conversation, Queer theory, vandalism as art criticism, imagining a drunk gay Jenny Holzer twitterfeed and an Abby Road spoof.
This week is a grab bag of reviews, video clips, profiles and historic finds.
Jeff Koons’s art collection, thoughts on LA MOCA’s questionable art history, Invader in Paris, a tour of the Calatrava building in Milwaukee, something fishy about Warhol, iPhone photography and corporate culture and the US government … all on this week’s Required Reading.
The Smithsonian Board of Regents met on January 31st with Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough to discuss the fallout from the recent censorship scandal at the National Portrait Gallery. In its released report, the Board fails to make a strong statement against the censorship but suggests several ways forward for better practice in the future. Secretary Clough isn’t going anywhere.
This edition of Required Reading has a heavy dose of California and some very critical texts.
Jon Jackson says goodbye to LA with billboards — Mike Kelley shows in LA after 8 years — Donald Kuspit tears apart John Baldessari — Paddy Johnson gives Brad Troemel the thumbs down — House Republicans hate federal arts funding
Today is the day that Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough is going to face the press in Los Angeles to answer questions related to the Wojnarowicz censorship case.
I’m sure there will be lots of news from the event, particularly since LA Raw will be protesting the appearance at the Biltmore Hotel, but before things kick off, we wanted to get you up to speed on the latest developments.
Kagan can appreciate opera but not visual art? Let’s hope that’s not true, because as MJ Andersen blogs, “A discerning eye does more than keep a judge well-rounded. It keeps her responsive to what she beholds, and to all that resists interpretation.”
In what can only be described as a case of visual illiteracy, Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times is dissecting the claim by some people on the wacky right that the logo of the recent Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC, is coded with Islamic imagery. No, you didn’t read that wrong.