Criminal activity

In 1973, artist Ana Mendieta poured animal blood on the stoop and sidewalk of her Iowa City apartment and filmed from a car as people walked by, stopping, staring, sidestepping or passing blindly by. The three-minute film is in an upstairs gallery at Blum & Poe in the show artists Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert curated about what constitutes crime. Called "No Person May Carry a Fish Into a Bar," it's gripping before you've even gotten to the galleries. Outside on the sidewalk is a shrine by artist Robert Buck; inside, there's Gregory Green's Biblebomb, with explosives embedded in the book of Genesis, and Suzanne Lacy's searing photograph of hooded protesters. 2754 S. La Cienega Blvd., through Aug. 25. (310) 836-2062,
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: July 14. Continues through Aug. 25, 2012


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