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johnEllis001Jazzman John Ellis on Writing in L.A

By Daniel Seef
“On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, I sat at a restaurant in Santa Monica with saxophonist and composer John Ellis…” […]

James-Williams_02EZTV: Three Decades of Video Antics

By David Evan Franz
“EZTV is a video and digital art collective that has been in long-term residence at 18th Street Arts Center since 2000.” […]


Patricia Fernandez: Translations in Memory 

By Anuradha Vikram, May 15, 2014
“Patricia Fernández’ “Points of Departure (Between Spain and France)” considers the forms that history takes in the context of war, displacement, and political persecution…” […]

V&B: Masterpieces Made Easy
By Anne Seidman and Anuradha Vikram, June 4, 2014
V&B’s exhibition title “179 Easy Steps to a Masterpiece” is meant, in the artists’ words, to “ironically question the quality of art and the process of making it.” […]

Las Cafeteras: Crossing Genres to Become Agents of Change

By Pilar Tompkins Rivas, January 2, 2013
In July 2006, the South Central Farm, a thriving urban farm and community garden in the industrial corridor along South Alameda […]

Dissecting Oppression: The Evocative Work of Leander Djønne

By Sara Schnadt, November 27, 2012
Oslo, Norway-based artist Leander Djønne is a sculptor, performer, writer, and filmmaker who is interested in socio-economic […]

An Artist for President: An Interview with Susanna Bixby Dakin

By Sara Schnadt and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, October 30, 2012
Every art center and museum has its origin story. While that narrative may include political maneuvering, rarely does it include […]

A Conversation on Transnational Identity and the Subtleties of Being Seen

By Michelle Dizon and Gina Osterloh, October 12, 2012
LA-based artists Michelle Dizon and Gina Osterloh have had concurrent residencies and exhibitions this summer at 18th Street Arts […]

Eamon Ore-Giron: Surfing the ‘Latin American Cultural Reverb’

By Pilar Tompkins Rivas, September 20, 2012
“Since the times of the Spanish Conquest, death and sadness have been common themes in this region, and nothing reflects this more […]

Where to L.A? A Brief Inquiry Into Our Museums’ Community

By Bill Kelley Jr., August 17, 2012
I’m going to make a prediction. The next few years will be instrumental in how we as Angelenos relate to and understand art in our city. […]

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Sounds in Oaxacalifornia: Gala Porras-Kim Investigates Indigenous Tones

By Sara Schnadt and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, July 31, 2012
The indigenous Zapotec language from the Tlacolula Valley in Oaxaca, Mexico is tonal in nature. Word content and semantic inferences […]

The Balikbayan Box

By Pilar Tompkins Rivas, July 17, 2012
The literal translation of balikbayan into English is “return to country.” During the 1970s, there was a national campaign in the Philippines that encouraged people to go abroad for work. […]

 The Re-imagined Histories of Iosif Kiraly

By Pilar Tompkins Rivas, July 10, 2012
Iosif Kiraly’s work focuses on the relationship between perception, time and memory. He has collaborated with a team of architects in a photo-documentary project on the changes in daily life and urban environment in post-communist Romania. […]

Tim Portlock’s Chronicles of De-Industrialization

By Sara Schnadt, July 3, 2012
In his work he sparks an awareness of the contrast between an American national identity that was developed at the start of the country and communicated around the world through landscape painting with imagery from contemporary American post-industrial cities. […]

The Gender Battles of Alexandra Croitoru

By Sara Schnadt, June 12, 2012
Alexandra Croitoru uses psychotronic weapons of mass destruction in Romania to examine the tenuous line between fact and fiction in the writing and documentation of history. […]


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