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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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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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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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Now that artists can’t afford the Arts District, L.A. needs to rethink its role as a creative city

This piece came out December 9, written by Caroline Miranda of the LA Times and I thought important enough to post and spread around so we can think seriously about it. With all the talk about Creative Placemaking, it is ironic how quickly the notion can be perverted into the same old gentrification story that…

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One of the older, visionary yet young at heart residency centers this world has to offer is the ufaFabrik International Culture Centre in Berlin

One of the older, visionary yet young at heart residency centers this world has to offer is the ufaFabrik International Culture Centre in Berlin. Campbell Consultants Group affiliate Rudolf Bruenger is one of the Managers of ufaFabrik, and explains how it promotes the commitment to culture through exchange and education. In its mission, they combine…

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The Miller Falls Arts Bridge in Massachusetts and Its Unique Cultural Exchange With China

A bridge is a structure that provides passage over a barrier, forming connections between people, places and time. The Millers Falls Arts Bridge provides an alternative space for artists to explore their creativity, to reflect, exchange ideas, create new works of art and engage the local community through social practice. Through a range of programs…

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