*LACMA Proposes To Take Over MOCA
The art world is abuzz with news about the possible merging of art museum titans Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Basically, LACMA would help MOCA financially sustain itself while keeping its name. Sounds like a good de ... More >>
This week, there's a game show-style showdown in Santa Monica, a print fair at LACMA and a film that tours through facets of pre-invasion Baghdad showing in Eagle Rock.
5. Justin Bieber's leftovers
Art Is Shit Editions, a fairly young, L.A.-based art publishing company that produces objects as well ... More >>
"I consider myself a survival artist," said Matjames Metson as he explained "Method Attic," his new assemblage art show, "because I'm looking for any kind of material I can use to make something work, whether it's salvaged or refurbished...And one of my main materials is the past itself."
In Chin ... More >>
Perform Chinatown, a one-night festival of performance art, took over the Chinatown arts district on Saturday night. Over 40 artists occupied various nooks and crannies of Chung King Road and beyond with performances that were short or long, dour or humorous, heavy or light. While there were some ex ... More >>
Update: MOCA has completed its transformation to trendster heaven by contracting the studio of L.A. street-art celeb Shepard Fairey to do all major design work. Details below.
Local arts blogger Mat Gleason broke the game-changing news last night that Paul Schimmel, chief curator at the Los Angeles ... More >>
Carol ChehArtists waiting in line to install their work at Shoshana Wayne Gallery
Talk of "Chain Letter" started bubbling through the art community about a month ago, after curators Christian Cummings and (former LA Weekly critic) Doug Harvey sent out the first two email invitations asking 10 ... More >>
Carol ChehL to R: Unfinished paintings by Kenny Scharf, Kristin Calabrese, Laurie Nye and Linda Stark
In a contemporary art scene that's come to be dominated by interactive social practices and the ephemerality of performance and site-specific installation, it's become fashionable in certain ... More >>