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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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Holland Cotter and Peter Schjeldahl- Two Viewpoints About the Broad Museum

Holland Cotter- reprinted from the NY Times Sept. 12 LOS ANGELES — Traditional art museums are some of the most conservative and controlling institutions on earth. They are built as vaults to preserve the past, and as monuments to edited histories. In the Gilded Age America of a century or so ago, many new museums…

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A Portfolio of Images from the Broad Museum

A portfolio of images from the inaugural exhibit at the Broad Museum

The Broad Museum Opens in Los Angeles, a Commentary

The Broad Museum opens this week in Los Angeles and it is a spectacular undertaking not without its backstory and questions that inevitably arise about the sociology of opening a 20th century art collection in the 21st century. This major cultural event is the culmination of the drive of a man and his wife that…

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Terrence Sanders Searing Memorial Of Hurricane Katrina Exhibited in Los Angeles: Dead, Lost or Displaced

One of our under recognized artists, but I trust not for long, is African American and protean talent Terrence Sanders. Like others forces of nature who are cultural producers he is a practicing contemporary artist, filmmaker, curator of exhibits like the recent ‘60 Americans’ at the Elga Wimmer Gallery in New York (City), publisher and…

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Portraits of Hope: How Two Los Angeleno Artists, The Massey Brothers, Have Used Art and Poignant Visual Imagery for Large Scale Projects of Social Consequence Since 1995

In 1995, Ed Massey and Bernie Massey founded Portraits of Hope, continuing their utilization of art and poignant visual imagery for large-scale projects of social consequence. Developed initially for seriously ill and physically disabled children, the 501 (c)(3) program conceives and develops one-of-a-kind motivational art projects that merge the production of dynamic public art works…

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ForYourArt: A Fluid and Independent Platform in the Spirit of Los Angeles, Presents The Extreme Present in Which David Lynch Punctures the Premise!

ForYourArt is a wonderful organization that I love to bring to people’s attention. Founded in 2006, it is known for its weekly publication, Plan ForYourArt, a great resource for discovering art across Los Angeles, and you can sign up at www.ForYourArt.com. They are also producers of intellectual and inspiring forums and on August 14 presented…

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CCG’s Clayton Campbell- Letting the Creative Practice Inform the Design of Cultural Exchange and Artist Residency Programming

(An excerpt from a white paper presented at the 2012 Res Artist Conference in Tokyo for the panel New Strategies for Creative Platforms and updated this July) When we are designing an artist residency program with a creative organization and with artists and creators, we talk about how to organize a creative residency by looking…

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CCG’s Kate Johnson Wins Emmy with Mia, A Dancer’s Journey

We are thrilled to share with you that Kate Johnson (center, pictured with Ted Sprague and Brenda Brkusic), a well known artist and cultural producer, and a consultant with Campbell Consultants Group, is part of a team that has won a 2015 Emmy for their work on the brilliant documentary film, Mia, A Dancer’s Journey.…

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CCG works With City Kids Foundation of New York to Sell Major Iconic Keith Haring Liberty Banner to Fund Their Innovative Programs

The CityKids Foundation  rocked the art world by announcing that the largest piece of legendary, pop art icons, Keith Haring’s artwork will be put up for sale. However, before this memorable and moving piece is sold and sent to either an individual’s private collection or a museum (that could possibly be out of New York…

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