Throughout the 1970s and into the ’80s, artists in Los Angeles created organizations and exhibition spaces to develop the resources they lacked.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
The Haunting Image of Home Amid Climate Change
In the face of natural disaster, artists question how the overwhelming anxiety of environmental degradation can be harnessed into creative action.
Artists in LA Lead a Public Procession for Migration and Inclusivity
Rejecting divisive fear and alienation, members of the South West Asian and North African diaspora will highlight the radical power of communal visibility.
Video Artists Subvert and Pay Homage to the Hollywood Musical Genre
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions kicks off a series of screenings of video art and experimental cinema that will travel around the city.
Performance Scores and Instructions for the Midterm Elections
Los Angeles artists perform in anticipation of next week’s elections, and, if we’re lucky, there may be a special appearance by Pigasus, a 145-pound pig.
“Welcome to a World Without Trump!”: Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s Latest Performance
Gómez-Peña staged “The Most (un) Documented Mexican Artist” at LACE and spoke about his transgressive brand of performance art that takes aim at borders.
Toward an Invisible Architecture
A pioneer of electronic sculptural art, Juan Downey made a splash in 1960s and ’70s New York when he rigorously critiqued Eurocentric views of Latin American identity.
A Workshop for Knowing Your Rights When Protesting
This Wednesday, LACE and the Center for Cultural Innovation are hosting the workshop “Know Your Rights: Artists & Civil Disobedience,” led by the National Lawyers Guild.
Unraveling and Customizing the Language of Power
LOS ANGELES — Customizing Language explores how geopolitical power is expressed and managed through language, and enhances our understanding of it as a verbal communication system.
Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Los Angeles Art Shows
LOS ANGELES — From a show of ancient Greek bronzes at the J. Paul Getty Museum to Rafa Esparza’s adobe brick constructions at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles was overflowing with dynamic exhibitions this year that introduced new talents and reconsidered the old.
Working Toward an “Artist Survival Guide” for People of Color
LOS ANGELES — Over the summer, a group of artists invited the public to talk critically and humorously about race, art, and survival in a context where they could not only vent frustrations but also share resources and build community as people of color.
A Look at the California Publishers in the 2015 LA Art Book Fair
LOS ANGELES — They said it would never work. They said Angelenos aren’t interested in art books. Then, two years ago, they were proven wrong.