San Diego

Ongoing

Lynn G. Fayman: A Colorful Life

Museum of Photographic Arts MOPA

February 8 through May 11, 2014

The San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts acquired the archives of longtime SoCal photograph Lynn Fayman (1904-1968) last year. Fayman worked abstractly and with process photography in the middle of the century, hand coloring black and white negatives and playing with light, making work that now looks far more conventional than it would have when he made it.

Prix Pictet: Power

Museum of Photographic Arts MOPA

February 1 through May 18, 2014

The Prix Pictet is an annual juried prize, and, each year, the jury focuses on a certain theme in choosing the award-winning photographer. This year's theme is "power" and French artist Luc Delahaye is the winner. He features in an exhibition with eleven other artists, including An-My Lê, who just won a MacArthur Grant, and Dutch artist Jacqueline Hassink.

Kim MacConnel: Luft Gesheften: The Value of War

Quint Contemporary Art

April 12 through May 31, 2014

Kim MacConnel, a veteran of the 1970s Pattern and Decoration movement, began making money collages, using American, Afghan, Vietnamese and other currency in the mid-2000s. These, along with work from the 1980s about the "business of war" in the Reagan era, feature in his new show.

Alfredo Jaar: Muxima

San Diego Museum of Art

March 15 through July 8, 2014

Alfredo Jaar's Muxima (2005) has been traveling around for a while. It's Jaar's first film -- he's known for ambitious installation work -- inspired by a folk song, titled after the word for heart in the Angolan language, Kimbundu, and structured like an epic poem with five cantos (a canto for colonization, one for communism). Apparently, there are "repeated references to water" that give viewers "hope" of "rebirth."    

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Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

Artadia Wants You! Deadline for First Round of LA Grants September 30

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications from all visual artists living and working in Los Angeles County, but hurry! Applications must be submitted online by September 30, 11:59 PM (PST). Individual artists and collaboratives at any point in their careers could win from $5000 to $15,000 in unrestricted payola, to be […]

“Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective” at LACMA

“Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective” at LACMA

I don’t know how it will play in Texas when it comes to the  Nasher Sculpture Center in February 2013, but Ken Price’s magnificent exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is so thoroughly suffused with the bittersweet aura of a memorial that it’s impossible not to be thrilled by the joy that […]

Grad school confidential

Grad school confidential

This is an essay about learning Photoshop. Kruger, “Your comfort is my silence’ 1991   I have to learn it for a class. I am in graduate school, see. I still have a hard time believing this. I’m in this multimedia experimental MA program in Specialized Journalism The Arts at the University of Southern California. I’ll […]

Debating the Made In L.A. Catalog

Debating the Made In L.A. Catalog

As Made In L.A., 2012 nears its closing week many of us are coming to terms with the exhibition catalog, a hefty critical document, indeed. My collegue Roman Stollenwerk and I began a debate about its significance. We thought it would be a good idea to open up the debate to more voices. Here is our exchange, comments are open: (Full disclosure, while I […]

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