The Los Angeles-based artist gets his first major US museum show after working on the cultural fringes for decades.
Dolores is inspired by a sword swallower and Our Lady of Sorrows, the figure of the Virgin Mary with seven swords piercing her heart.
Under LA, a program organized by the Huntington-USC Institute on California & the West, explores the life of the metropolis located underfoot.
The exhibition at Invisible Exports, Cheap Suitcase, reflects on how the body is a record of a singular life, but also a random palimpsest of whatever genetic heritage one has.
LOS ANGELES — Twenty years after performing at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Ron Athey has come a long way from art world pariah to celebrated performance artist.
What is included in the field of a work of art? The medium may be painting or performance, the subject matter may be landscapes or the death of a lover, and the aesthetics may come from a particular tradition or vein of art. But beyond that, when we discuss a work of art, what else can or should be included in that conversation?