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  • Paul Schimmel and Hauser & Wirth pick downtown spot for arts complex

    Paul Schimmel and Hauser & Wirth pick downtown spot for arts complex
    Former Museum of Contemporary Art chief curator Paul Schimmel and international gallery powerhouse Hauser & Wirth will officially announce on Friday the location for their ambitious, multidisciplinary arts center: a former flour mill complex in the...
  • Datebook: Hammer Biennial, Santa Ana sound art and lots of color field

    Datebook: Hammer Biennial, Santa Ana sound art and lots of color field
    Los Angeles' big biennial gets rolling at the Hammer, narco culture gets a screening at the Fowler and a sound artist takes over a hidden space in downtown Santa Ana. There's a lot going on in the big bad Southland; here's what we've got on the calendar:...
  • Dario Escobar plays it too safe at Craft & Folk Art Museum

    Dario Escobar plays it too safe at Craft & Folk Art Museum
    Dario Escobar's site-specific installation at the Craft & Folk Art Museum begins as a gentle lure on the stairway leading up to the second-floor gallery. Red plastic bicycle reflectors, each an arc about 9 inches long, are mounted on the wall and linked...
  • Public Fiction is collectively in Hammer Museum's 'Made in L.A.'

    Public Fiction is collectively in Hammer Museum's 'Made in L.A.'
    The room is small and spare, with stark white walls, a 1960s office desk and gray carpeting so new the sour scent of freshly applied glue permeates the air. A leafy palm tree sprouts from one corner. Soon this quiet, nondescript room — part of the...
  • Hammer exhibitions chief Brooke Hodge hired by NYC design museum

    Hammer exhibitions chief Brooke Hodge hired by NYC design museum
    After more than a decade as a curator and administrator on the Los Angeles art scene at the Hammer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art, architecture and design specialist Brook Hodge is heading to Manhattan as deputy director of Cooper-Hewitt,...
  • MOCA names Helen Molesworth as chief curator, effective Sept. 1

    MOCA names Helen Molesworth as chief curator, effective Sept. 1
    The Museum of Contemporary Art took the next step in rebuilding its staff and programming, appointing Helen Molesworth of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston as its new chief curator. A scholar, art writer and curator, Molesworth has been at ICA/...
  • Mike Kelley's 'Mobile Homestead' rolls into Los Angeles

    Mike Kelley's 'Mobile Homestead' rolls into Los Angeles
    With his last major art installation, the late Mike Kelley gave new meaning to taking the show on the road. Kelley’s “Mobile Homestead,” a public art project based at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, set out on its maiden voyage...
  • Q&A: Takashi Murakami talks monsters, movies and Fukushima

    Q&A: Takashi Murakami talks monsters, movies and Fukushima
    A nuclear disaster, evil scientists and a malevolent monster with psychedelic eyeballs that wreaks havoc on a bucolic town. It isn't "Godzilla." It's "Jellyfish Eyes," the latest creation from artist Takashi Murakami, Japan's industrious answer to Andy...
  • Big Questions Loom Over Academy Museum as New Artistic Director Begins

    Even before he starts work on July 1, Kerry Brougher has his hands full. Brougher will become artistic director of the proposed Academy Museum, a project embroiled in shifting personnel, a withering review in the Los Angeles Times and general anxiety...
  • Getty gives $5 million to plan next PST, on Latino/Latin American art

    Getty gives $5 million to plan next PST, on Latino/Latin American art
    Fueled by $5 million in grants from the J. Paul Getty Trust, 42 museums and other arts institutions from San Diego to Santa Barbara have begun tracing the prominent Latino and Latin American strand in Southern California’s cultural DNA, including...
  • Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA

    Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA
      A typical video by Francesco Vezzoli is a veritable cavalcade of stars, mostly female — Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Catherine Deneuve, Eva Mendez, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Williams, Lauren Bacall and many more, plus a few men (Helmut Berger,...