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The Getty Foundation Jumps Starts Its Second Pacific Standard Time LA/LA With Major Commitment and Lots of Intelligence

The Getty Foundation has followed up its hugely successful Pacific Standard Time: 1945-1980 with a second iteration to open in September 2017 focusing on a region wide exploration of Latin American and Latino Art. Diverging from the tight focus of a half century of modernist and contemporary art making activity, this version ranges over centuries…

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Clayton Campbell Shares the Passing of Associate Rudolf Brünger; Cultural Producer, Visionary, and founding member of Cultural Centre UfaFabrik in Berlin

The ufaFabrik Berlin regrets to announce, the passing of Rudolf Brünger on the 23rd of March 2016. Rudolf Brünger, founding member and executive director of the International Cultural Centre ufaFabrik in Berlin will be sadly missed.  An academic, driven by a tireless vision of sustainability in culture and creativity, he was an artist of humanity,…

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An Interview with 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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Hauser Wirth and Schimmel Gallery Opens to Huge Crowds in LA’s Arts District

LA’s newest gallery addition is more like a small kunsthalle as former LA MOCA Chief Curator and now HWS Partner Paul Schimmel leads the way for Hauser and Wirth’s sixth international gallery. Opening yesterday, March 13 in the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, huge crowds blocked the sidewalks and cars filled the streets for…

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Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA Ends Successful First Year of Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts Project

In a unique three year project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Kristy Edmunds, Executive and Artistic Director of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. CAP UCLA has just concluded its first of the three- year Collaborative Intersections in the Visual and Performing Arts project. The project looks at how artist…

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The Annual Otis College of Art and Design Creative Economy Report and Nobel Prize Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz’ Words of Warning

Otis College of Art and Design released its 2015 Creative Economy Report on February 27 and for its annual showing of the importance of this sector in California if not the nation gave a summary of facts and figures designed to advocate on behalf of the importance of the Creative Economy. By the study’s count,…

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Cultural Production in a Time of War/Clayton Campbell

We are reprinting this updated essay, first published in Contemporary Magazine, London, October 2006, because it remains even more relevant today. Cultural Production in a Time of War/Clayton Campbell (The images are from Clayton Campbell’s project Words My Son Has Learned Since 9/11, begun in 2006, which was shown at the Maison Europennee de la…

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

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 is impacting…

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The Santa Fe Art Institute Pioneers SFAI Works, A New Social Entrepreneurship Incubator

In December I was at the culminating event of an exciting new project that I want to bring to the attention of our readership. This past fall the  Santa Fe Art Institute pioneered SFAI Works, a new social entrepreneurship incubator focused on creative thinking, business acumen, community engagement, and leadership skills. SFAI Works is unique…

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Towards A New Year, 2016, With Challenge, Change, Opportunity and Growth

As we look forward to 2016 with a mixture of feelings shaped by the past years events and wonderment about the next, there are few among us who is not feeling some unease about what may come to pass. We are witnessing extreme forces of tension, both negative and positive, that give us hope and…

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