“After the Aqueduct” – A Panel Discussion and Exhibition Investigating the Los Angeles Aqueduct

It’s common knowledge that the history of Los Angeles is inextricably linked to water. While the city’s original settlers, and members of the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe who were here before them, utilized water from the Los Angeles River, that source was insufficient to support a growing city.

Photographer Larry Sultan Retrospective Opens at LACMA

Later this week the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents the first retrospective of works by Larry Sultan (1946–2009), the highly influential California photographer. Titled Larry Sultan: Here and Home, the exhibition includes more than 200 photographs ranging from Sultan’s conceptual and collaborative works of the 1970s to his solo works made in later […]

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.