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IR8

Featuring young and emerging Los Angeles based artists, Irrational Exhibits #8 (also known as IR8) is the series’ eighth annual one night only performance art show curated by Deborah Oliver. Without a single stage, artists from diverse backgrounds simultaneously engaged and interacted with each other’s performances in Track 16 Gallery’s four-room space. Visitors walked around,…

“Greed”

For the past decade, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli has been collaborating with celebrities to produce performances and video shorts that investigate the power of media culture. Directed by Roman Polanski, Vezzoli’s Greed, A New Fragrance (2009) is a minute-long fragrance commercial starring Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman. Williams and Portman engage in a cat fight…

Alighiero e Boetti

Passionate about non-Western cultures, Alighiero e Boetti transcended non-traditional materials into dialectical exchanges between theoretical and political systems. His most famous body of work, Mappa, is a series of embroidered maps made in collaboration with artisans in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Each country or region is delineated by its national flag. Already 16 years after his…

Step Aside Basel, L.A.’s Preparing for the High Profile Art Fair of the New Decade

Mel Bochner. If the Color Changes. Featured at the 2011 Los Angeles Art Show. As the Mecca for diversity, culture, and art, Los Angeles’ vibrant art scene is no surprise.  The energy is through the roof; completely filled with emerging and world-renowned contemporary artists, art schools, museums and galleries.  Don’t forget about the city’s leading…

Two Faces of Modern China

The exhibitions Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road and Photographs from the New China at the Getty Museum, offer two varying points of view of modern China.  Famous for covering the Opium Wars in China during the 1860s, Italian photographer Felice Beato depicts China in the eyes of British imperialists, unveiling blatant European…

The 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale

The emblem of culture, modernity, and innovation, design encapsulates society, and prides itself through a number of categories including but not limited to fashion, interior decorating, architecture, food, graphic, and engineering. It has also redefined marketing and advertising in ways we cannot ignore. In short, design reflects our relationship to the space in which we…

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