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Lucy + Jorge Orta: “Food – Water – Life” at Ben Maltz Gallery

Lucy + Jorge Orta: “Food – Water – Life” at Ben Maltz Gallery

The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by 12 countries, making the bottom of the world officially its most peaceful place. Now with 50 signatories, the treaty prohibits military activity, mineral mining and nuclear testing, creating a refuge for scientists to conduct icy research. The symbolic status of the coldest continent is not lost on […]

One of these is not like the others.

Korakrit Arunanondchai and the Cult of Bar Soap @ The Mistake Room

You get a not-entirely-pleasant shock when you turn the darkened corner in Korakrit Arunanondchai’s installation at The Mistake Room and see the backs of 100 mannequins, all bald and clad in white. After watching the shorter of two videos in Letters to Chantri #1: The lady at the door/The gift the keeps on giving, you’ve learned the Thailand-born, New […]

Nevine Mahmoud’s WEDGE

3 Days Awake in West Adams

Nevine Mahmoud’s sculpture sat in the middle of the concrete floor in West Adams, a couple of long miles away from Culver City’s gallery scene. Composed of cement, plaster and multicolored swimming pool noodles, the creation evoked a feeling of summer before I even realized there was a coconut hiding in there. No more than […]

Three Newly-Unearthed Photo Series Show LA in the 1970s

Three Newly-Unearthed Photo Series Show LA in the 1970s

Los Angeles is often characterized as a city that perpetually recreates itself, forgetting its own past in the process, but three series of recently unearthed photographs provide a glimpse of L.A. forty years ago. One of Michael Jang’s photos of CalArts’ early days [via dailymail.co.uk] Michael Jang was a student at CalArts shortly after its […]