Anyone who went to the Venice Beach Biennial this weekend just to see the "art world" artists would have been frustrated. At the Biennial, organized by curator Ali Subotnick to coincide with the Hammer's current "Made in L.A." exhibition, artists who frequent the sphere of M.F.A. programs, galleries ... More >>
*James Franco's MOCA Show Opening: 'There's Just a Lot of Dicks in There'
*James Franco & Alex Israel: Why Their Obsession With Celebrity Doesn't Pay Off
Who are we to argue celebrity artistic merit -- or any artistic merit anywhere? It is 2012, after all, and it has kinda all been done. ... More >>
In the span of a week, MOCA has subjected us to not one but two art installations that are heavily dependent on celebrity for their content. James Franco's "Rebel" opened the weekend before last at the JF Chen showroom, and this past Saturday night Alex Israel had a video screening and performance o ... More >>
This week, artist and sunglasses designer Alex Israel debuts the talk show he shot in the Pacific Design Center, trombonists perform in a downtown art space, and fringe physicists reinvent gravity.
5. They're a collective, not a choir
The trombone is purportedly the brass instrument with a range cl ... More >>