Artists and Art

Susu Attar at The Mistake Room- On View Through 12/18/18

I am pleased to share with you an interview I conducted with Los Angeles artist Susu Attar, currently exhibiting at The Mistake Room in LA. I first met Susu when she was one of the first Artist Fellows in the Little Tokyo Service Center +LAB Artist Residency Program. Her work is dynamic and powerful, and…

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Ai Wei Wei Answers Questions at UTA Press Event, October 4, 2018

On the morning of the third and final installment of his Los Angeles exhibitions, Ai Wei Wei was disarming yet candid with a small group of persons at the UTA Space in Beverly Hills. Looking a little tired from the past few days, he warmed up as the questions came his way, and offered some…

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Remembering September 11

Since 1976 I have been making art. I am based in Los Angeles since 1990, but I get around. My longest running art project, and that to which I have the deepest personal commitment, is Words We Have Learned Since 9/11, began in 2005. It has been presented in numerous venues in many countries over…

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Dinh Q. Le: The Scrolls: Distortion Series, and the San Art Residency in Ho Chi Minh City

Dinh Q. Le is my colleague and friend since 2004 when we worked together on the Board of Directors of Res Artis, the International Association of Residential Arts Centers. Since then we have both remained part of an active  group of artist/activists who have become Cultural Producers; artist practitioners whose work, besides exhibiting and writing…

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PST LA/LA- South of the Border at the Loft at Liz’s Evokes the Urgency of DACA Families

PST LA/LA has many venues including all of our large museums with wonderful catalogues and ambitious check-lists. And then there are small alternative galleries that received no funding but are part of the overall programming. Such is the case with the indefatigable Loft at Liz’s, voted one of the ten top best galleries in Los…

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The Mistake Room in Los Angeles Shows Diana Thater’s Environmental Lament in “A Runaway World”

For any of us who have been fortunate enough to spend time on a protected game reserve in Africa, you are seeing the last of many incredible species that most probably will not be on this planet past the end of the 21st Century. This is the subject of two videos brought into sharp technological…

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Artist Mel Chin’s Water Resistant Garden Project Rounds Out the City of LA’s Public Art Biennial 2016, Current: LA Water

Mel Chin’s Water Resistant Garden Project Rounds out the City of LA’s Public Art Biennial 2016, Current: LA Water This July 16 through August 14 saw a host of innovative projects from national and international artists presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Division’s CURRENT: LA Water Public Art…

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An Interview with CCG’s Curator N’Gone Fall About Her New Exhibition, When Things Fall Apart, Featuring artists from Africa, Asia, and Palestine

Clayton Campbell: What was the original impetus for you to curate this show? When the Trapholt Museum established a broad theme of the Artist in Society, why did you arrive at When Things Fall Apart? Did you have autonomy to choose your own theme? N’Gone Fall: The exhibition is part of a yearlong art festival…

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CCG’s Zandie Brockett Curates and Launches An Innovative Cross Cultural Exhibition, “Teetering at the Edge of the World” at Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo in Uruguay

  CCG’s Zandie Brockett, raised in the US and based in Beijing and Shanghai, is a rising curator who is looking closely at shifting social and economic trends by generating cross cultural arts projects. Her newest venture, “Teetering at the Edge of the World” examines specifically how the city, and the rise of the megalopolis…

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Ishiuchi Miyako’s Hiroshima Photographs at the Getty Museum Present a Different Entry Point for Experiencing the Inexpressible Than a Western Mind Might

Many artists have made the pilgrimage to Hiroshima and produced art works from a profound need to atone and understand how one of the greatest crimes of the second world war could have happened. To honor the dead, to pay testament to the terrible loss, to advocate for the abolition of nuclear arms, to ask…

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