What’s Happening at Automata this Saturday?

Ever heard of Automata? If not, take note, because this important non-profit arts organization curates a wide range of programs that “seek to radically redefine and re-contextualize the notion of object performance, locating it at the intersection of contemporary performance, media, visual art, sound art and experimental writing.”

Made in L.A. Music at the Hammer

Made in L.A., the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition, is now on view through September 7th.  Featuring works by 35 Los Angeles artists, many of whom are emerging and under recognized talents, the exhibition debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the show. 

Examining American Urban Waterfalls – Overlooked Natural Wonders in our Midst

The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is particularly adroit at turning our attention to places that we never noticed or simply stopped seeing. A case in point – CLUI’s latest exhibition titled American Falls: Overlooking Urban Waterfalls.

John Tierney Paintings on Display at Skidmore Contemporary Art

Longtime followers of Curating Los Angeles will likely remember my previous posts about English painter John Tierney. Ever since first learning of the artist and his work in late 2011, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Tierney, meeting him during one of his regular visits to LA, and seeing his paintings in person when I […]

The Second Annual LA Zine Fest is Almost Here!

While the do-it-yourself zine culture has been active and publishing for decades, its growth and popularity have really blossomed during the past several years. A case in point is the LA Zine Fest, which launched last year with over 100 exhibitors and attracted approximately 1,500 attendees.

“Ladies of Animation” at GRworks

As a longtime fan of animated films, I am very excited about a new show at GRworks that is opening this weekend titled Ladies of Animation. Curated by Gennie Rim, former artistic manager at Pixar and Disney and founder of the exhibition space, the exhibit will showcase the personal work of female artists from major studios including Disney, […]

Made in L.A. – 60 Los Angeles-based Artists Strut Their Stuff


The Los Angeles arts scene is one of the most vibrant in the world. Long known for its embrace of experimentation and innovation, the city’s community of artists is as diverse as its population. To recognize and support this rich talent pool, the Hammer Museum has organized Made in L.A. 2012 in collaboration with LA>