Jori Finkel

Recognising Victor Hugo as an avant-garde artist

Drawings in a show opening at the Hammer testify to his feverish spiritual side

Hayv Kahraman on the Kurdish exodus—and the trouble with humanitarian campaigns

The Baghdad-born, Los Angeles-based artist talks about the impetus for her new work at Susanne Vielmetter

Josh Roth, Hollywood deal-maker who was the head of UTA's fine arts division, has died, aged 40

His death comes just weeks after the opening of the agency's new gallery in Beverly Hills, designed by the artist Ai Weiwei

‘A critical juncture’: Richard Koshalek on MOCA’s future under Klaus Biesenbach

The Los Angeles museum’s longest-serving director shares his recommendations for its newly appointed leader

After a year-long journey in the California desert, Desert X's art rover Shybot is found

The missing and crowd averse work has been recovered in Palm Springs, a bit banged up but otherwise intact


Appeals court largely strikes down California’s artist resale rights law

The decision limits the rule to a narrow one-year window of secondary market sales—but what does it mean for the future of droit de suite in the US?

Lacma acquires major works by women through lively Collectors Committee Weekend

Ten works are added to the permanent collection, including a striking slavery themed installation by Betye Saar and the museum's first sculpture by Ruth Asawa

Los Angeles’s David Kordansky Gallery gives Betty Woodman her first retrospective in years

The posthumous survey traces the artist’s trajectory, from classic pottery to wildly dramatic forms

Will Ferrell and Joel McHale try to make sense of the art at LA’s Hammer Museum

Wonderfully tongue in cheek video, the museum's curator Aram Moshayedi takes the actors on a mock VIP tour of the show Stories of Almost Everyone

Sam Durant and Anne Ellegood reflect on being in the hot seat of museum controversies

The artist and curator shared what they learned from their 2017 experiences during a College Art Association panel on "censorship"


Scholars weave craft into the art history canon at College Art Association

The subject appears throughout this year's programme for the leading US conference for art historians

The Getty, the world’s richest museum, hunts for wealthy patrons

Some are concerned that new fundraising drive will lure donors from other Los Angeles institutions


Podcast episode 16: Charles I at the Royal Academy—an exhibition fit for a king

We pick apart the latest smash hit show to open in London with art historian Bendor Grosvenor, then complete our 2018 preview with a look at the big exhibitions coming to the US this year

Hosted by Ben Luke. , with guests Bendor Grosvenor, Jori Finkel and Helen Stoilas. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

J. Paul Getty is a monster beyond belief in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World

Christopher Plummer portrays the billionaire art collector as a morally bankrupt villain who loves his art more than his family

Drip dry: Moca LA to restore Pollock painting in its galleries

The museum aims to open the cleaning process to the public, with a conservator on hand to answer questions

Pacific Standard Time announces performance art festival to extend second edition

Latin American and Latinx artists will create 75 projects across the Los Angeles area

A matter of time: How long do you really need in Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Rooms?

Museums hosting the traveling exhibition of her immersive works think 30 seconds is enough—but they are missing the point


Forget the issue of an artist’s Native American bloodlines

It’s time to stop letting the controversy over Jimmie Durham’s ancestry overshadow his art

Antena Los Ángeles: el motor secreto detrás del alcance bilingüe de Pacific Standard Time

El colectivo está ayudando a museos a acceder a una audiencia hispanohablante con servicios de traducción e interpretación—pero están marcando el límite con espacios de gentrificación

Antena Los Ángeles: the secret engine behind Pacific Standard Time's bilingual outreach

The collective is helping art venues access a Spanish-speaking audience with translation and interpretation services—but they draw the line with museums they see as gentrifiers

Judy Chicago: Catwoman

As three exhibitions open showcasing her work, including her Kitty City watercolours, the New Mexico-based artist talks about being at the centre of a revival of interest—and having her early life story turned into a TV series


Podcast episode three: how the Getty is shaping southern California’s art scene

The story behind Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles; Ming Wong on the historic queer art show in Taipei. Plus: an exclusive audio work by Zardulu the Mythmaker

Hosted by Ben Luke, Jori Finkel and Lisa Movius. , produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

PST’s Radical Women speak out in day-long symposium at Hammer museum

The event embraced female artists from across Latin America, especially activists who might be considered “bad hombres and nasty women”

What to see at Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Our Los Angeles correspondent Jori Finkel shares the shows that gave her a reason to linger during the opening week of the city-wide art festival

Judith Baca’s Great Wall of Los Angeles to get even greater

The artist plans to expand her immigrant-rich visual history of California with protest imagery from the 1960s

Art school under fire for bowing to transgender student complaints

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been accused of cowardice and censorship over its treatment of former professor and Henry Darger expert Michael Bonesteel

Scholarship drives the next edition of Pacific Standard Time

Ambitious projects on Latino, Chicano and Latin American art could rewrite art history textbooks

Freeing Tania Bruguera

The artist takes a turn on the psychiatrist’s couch in a new documentary by Lynn Hershman Leeson that delves into the psychology of government oppression

Sharon Lockhart gives voice to Polish girls and Jewish orphans at the Venice Biennale

For her project in the Polish pavilion, the photographer pays tribute to a pediatrician and writer who pioneered children’s rights