The jazz drummer’s polymathic experimentation also spanned visual art, botany, and even an improvisational martial art he invented called Yara.
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An Artist’s Crash Course in Government
In a series of PSA-style videos, Paul Pescador poses questions about government that quickly unravel into a nightmarishly complex knot of existential crises.
A Surreal and Eerie Look at Los Angeles Over the Past Decade
In Stanya Kahn’s earlier films, Los Angeles seems ready to spark a revolution at any moment. But in the newest adventure, the urban sprawl creeps into the inhabitants’ states of mind, and everything languishes.
An Urgent Conversation About Ableism in the Art World
Artist Panteha Abareshi discusses the role of curation in museums and the crucial work of disabled artists like herself.
Ree Morton’s Personal Work Asserts That Art Doesn’t Exist in a Vacuum
While Morton’s career spanned less than a decade (1968–1977), her work remains vital to questioning what it means to be a woman in art history and society.
Ann Greene Kelly Estranges the Familiar
In Kelly’s sculptures, manmade objects morph into new or composite forms that seem to verge on organic.
Nayland Blake Hosts a “Gender Discard Party”
The artist’s 21+ event will feature an irreverent “Gender Reveal Party,” party games, a makeover station, and more.
Help Activate a Glittering Monument to a Historic Gay Bar
Sadie Barnette’s recreation of the New Eagle Creek Saloon at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, will be activated this Thursday night with talks, a performance, and a DJ set.
15 Artists Address the Politics of Food in Whimsical and Weighty Ways
Current:LA Food will focus not only on the ways that food can define and expand our world, but also on global issues of food justice, accessibility, and equity.
B. Wurtz Makes Absurd, Profound Art from Overlooked Stuff
For Wurtz, self-knowledge is not found on a psychoanalyst’s couch or a remote mountaintop, but in the things with which we surround ourselves.
Nina Chanel Abney’s Intricately Dense and Critically Clear Painting
The Chicago-born artist’s work is as entrenched in political discourse as it is in pop culture.
LA Artists and Nightlife Personalities Make Garments that Sparkle with Ingenuity
Rafa Esparza and other local artists have been making garments at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and recently showcased them in a parade in the city’s fashion district.