Alissa Walker Reports on Suzanne Lacy’s Three Weeks in January
In the last few years, unprecedented access to data has transformed the way we think about our safety. It is not difficult for us to look on the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. app to see where the most recent violent crimes occurred in the city. I can see that a car was stolen a few blocks from my house last weekend. That an aggravated assault occurred near a spot on the L.A. River where I like to run. What we know about what happens our neighborhood can change our personal behavior—we might be more vigilant about locking our doors or walking alone at night. But when does having this data motivate us to take action? (more…)
As Part of the Citywide Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 Collaboration, the Getty Center has Recently Launched an Interactive Web Archive. ForYourArt Asked Claire de Dobay Rifelj to Help Navigate the Archive.
This dynamic site offers a digital snapshot of the art scene in Los Angeles from 1945–1980 via artworks, documentary images, video interviews with artists and a historical map related to its four exhibitions. (more…)
Alex Israel Talks with ForYourArt About His New Mural on Abbot Kinney Boulevard
This Friday marks the unveiling (and subsequent party, 7-11pm, ribbon cutting at 8pm) for a new mural created by native Angeleno Alex Israel. The commission has been spearheaded by Esther Kim, the proprietor of a recently opened gallery on Abbot Kinney in Venice called VARIOUS SMALL FIRES (the name comes from a 1964 book by Ed Ruscha, who also kept a studio in Venice). The mural features imagery iconic of Los Angeles, from the lifestyle and the ethos of the Venice neighborhood to city’s nearby beach culture, all of which are prominent and recurring in Israel’s work. (more…)
Glenn Kaino Will Represent the U.S. at the 13th International Cairo Biennale in December
Los Angeles-based artist Glenn Kaino was recently selected by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State to represent the United States at the 13th International Cairo Biennale. Cesar Garcia, Associate Director and Senior Curator at LA><ART, has been appointed U.S. Commissioner. (more…)