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Judy Baca turns Lacma into her studio as she charts the history of Los Angeles

The artist is working on sections of 'The Great Wall of Los Angeles' at the museum

Exhibition in Los Angeles unearths Gordon Matta-Clark’s ‘graffiti time capsule’

Around 200 largely unseen images that the artist created in the early 1970s are on show at Los Angeles's Control Gallery

After a surge in Los Angeles galleries, competition for staff heats up

From assistants to senior directors, the city is ripe with opportunity as the local art market continues to mature

Welcome to the funhouse: the revival of Luna Luna in Los Angeles reignites a tradition of art as carnival

A restored Hamburg theme park created by artists in the late 1980s is now on view in Los Angeles—but it was not the first. We take a ride through five historic artist-designed amusements

Blum Gallery looks back on three decades of bringing Japanese contemporary art to the US

The gallery’s 30th-anniversary show chronicles the Japanese art movements it has had a hand in popularising across the Pacific

13 shows to see in and around Los Angeles during Frieze

From important shows of Korean and Japanese contemporary art, to major surveys of Paul Pfeiffer and Joan Brown, and more

Michael Werner Gallery to open Los Angeles branch in May

The inaugural exhibition will feature the unlikely pairing of works by Markus Lüpertz and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

One of the biggest venues in the world for video art—Las Vegas’s Sphere delivers virtual reality (without the headset)

U2’s video programme melds contemporary art, animation and special effects into pure 'spectacle'

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Akinsanya Kambon wins Hammer Museum’s $100,000 Mohn Award

The prize, plus two others of $25,000 each, are given to artists participating in the museum’s “Made in LA” biennial

Survey of Camille Claudel explores the visionary French sculptor’s work on her own terms

The exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago will acknowledge—but not be beholden to—the shadow cast by her teacher, collaborator and lover Auguste Rodin

Elvis returns to Las Vegas in Marco Brambilla’s new video for the Sphere, created with AI

The King reclaims his throne in an immersive video that will play during U2’s concerts at the city’s new $2.3bn entertainment complex

How a man from Ohio became one of Argentina’s greatest 20th-century photographers

The unlikely story of H.G. Olds and the photographer championing him

Gagosian to represent the photographer Francesca Woodman

Previously unseen photographs will be on show at Art Basel, while a new book will be published by her foundation in June

Artist Nancy Baker Cahill projects exploding uterus atop the US Supreme Court

The artist’s augmented-reality artwork addresses the evisceration of abortion rights in the US

The late conceptual artist Stanley Brouwn would not want you to read this article

The curators of his first US museum survey will not talk about the show, honouring his wishes not to interpret his artwork

Los Angeles museums are conducting the US’s biggest free admission experiment

Multiple free-admission policies have been introduced in the Los Angeles area—and early results are looking promising

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Goodbye pink marble, farewell 1980s office vibe: inside the Hammer Museum’s 24-year transformation

A radical renovation and expansion overseen by director Ann Philbin and architect Michael Maltzan is just weeks from completion

Wheeling and dealing: Los Angeles galleries move into old car showrooms

Roberts Projects and Hauser & Wirth take over two of the city’s historic car showrooms, while Lisson slides into a former sex club

Clear the runway! Chris Burden Skyscraper lands at Frieze Los Angeles

The late artist's monumental metal sculpture, only exhibited once before, is a beacon at the fair's new Santa Monica Airport location

David Hockney’s latest floral iPad works to blossom at five different galleries, from Los Angeles to Paris

LA Louver, Gray, Pace, Annely Juda and Galerie Lelong team up to show the same works at more or less the same time in five different cities

With new $94m building, the Orange County Museum of Art gets its own version of the Met museum steps

Fourteen years in the making, the new 53,000 sq. ft building designed by Thom Mayne of architecture firm Morphosis features a wide outdoor staircase intended to serve as a gathering place

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‘Are you going to be a witness or are you going to be a bystander?’ A new true-crime podcast examines Ana Mendieta’s shocking death

The podcast’s host, curator Helen Molesworth, discusses Mendieta’s work, life and death—and what at times resembles an art-world cover-up

Is Alice Rahon the next Surrealist rediscovery?

San Francisco dealer Wendi Norris is giving Rahon the royal treatment, with a new exhibition and online archive

Ruth Asawa made hundreds of masks of her San Francisco community—now a local museum is putting them on permanent display

Representing one of the artist’s least known but most ambitious works, "The Faces of Ruth Asawa" is going on show at Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center

Amid overwhelming silence from US museums on Roe v. Wade news, ICA San Francisco offers its space to abortion rights activists

Few museums have spoken out since a leaked draft of a US Supreme Court decision indicated that the country's highest court will overturn the landmark abortion rights case

Los Angeles alternative space LAXART lays down roots with $5m new building

After moving into its first permanent home later this year, nonprofit is prepping an ambitious show of decommissioned Confederate monuments

Light and much more Space: first look at the expanded Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

La Jolla museum is set to reopen after a $105m renovation and collection revamp, telling the story of contemporary art from a distinctively West Coast perspective

Trains, planes and a sea-faring hamster: Chris Burden’s unrealised projects come to light

A new book published by Gagosian chronicles 67 projects conceived by the late artist, which for reasons such as funding and technology were never executed

Womanhouse—the original matrix for feminist art—turns 50

Anat Ebgi gallery and Judy Chicago’s Through the Flower exhibition space are marking the occasion