Jori Finkel

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Exhibitions

Women artists take over museum schedules in 2020 to coincide with US presidential election

Coalition of curators organise events and exhibitions of art by women at 50 museums

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Diary

‘I can divide my life into before and after Judy Chicago’: Gloria Steinem reveals how the artist changed her thoughts about art at Hammer Museum gala

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Acquisitions

Getty acquires Bronzino’s Madonna and Child with Saints, a twin of National Gallery in London’s

The brightly coloured painting, depicting the same family scene, has been in private hands for decades, most recently the Chilean Alana Collection

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Artist estates

How to make the most of an artist’s estate

Four takeaways from the Institute for Artists’ Estates’ Los Angeles workshop

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US politics

Experts fear California's gig economy law may hit culture workers

Independent curators and handlers could be affected but no major changes predicted in museum recruitment practices

Review
Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Los Angeles this weekend

The West Coast gallery season opens with its own slate of must see shows, from Tala Madani's scatological depictions of motherhood to Kenny Scharf's jabs at consumerism

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Exhibitions

An early start to celebrating the US centennial of women’s suffrage

San Jose Museum of Art celebrates visionary female artists

Podcast

David Smith in Yorkshire. Plus, the works that inspired leading artists

The great US sculptor's work comes to the UK, while a new book explores the thought-provoking works that inspired 50 internationally acclaimed artists

Feature
Books

Book excerpt: William Kentridge reveals how Antoine Bourdelle inspired his work

In Jori Finkel's book It Speaks to Me, Kentridge discusses the sculpture in Johannesburg that first made him feel the power of art

Review
Public art

Wishful thinking: LA’s latest pop-up art project is both highly memorable and totally Instagrammable

Artist collective The Art Department spent a year gathering heaps of dandelion fuzz for their immersive "wish factory"

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Outer Space

Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector sculpture fails to deploy

The artist says the US government shutdown effectively “killed” the sculpture

Preview
Exhibitions

Honey I shrunk the art: the ultimate alternative biennial opens in Los Angeles

Dollhouse-sized paintings and installations replace big artistic statements and egos

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Los Angeles this week

From the West Coast version of Soul of a Nation, to Roy DeCarava’s photographic studies of blackness

Analysis
Museums & Heritage

Topping a million visitors: how MCA Australia broadened the appeal of contemporary art

With more than a million people through the doors annually since 2015, the museum is a case study in how to expand audiences

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Feminist art history

Women are written into online art history at expanded Wikipedia edit-a-thons across Southern California

The group Art+Feminism has organised events at six museums to boost the online presence of women artists and cultural leaders

Interview
Frieze Los Angeles 2019

Max Hooper Schneider: 'my fantasy army of marine-mammal people, across all genders'

The artist dives deep to create a lurid theatre from biological forms for his Frieze Los Angeles Projects commission

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Commercial galleries

David Kordansky doubles gallery space and expands diverse artist roster

Last year, the LA gallery took on Michael Williams, Fred Eversley, Huma Bhabha and Lauren Halsey as well as the estates of Tom of Finland and Betty Woodman

Podcast

Can artists live off art alone? Plus, Los Angeles

Artist Tai Shani and art consultant James Doeser on the grim reality of working as an artist today and Jori Finkel on the inaugural edition of Frieze Los Angeles. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Review
Biennials & festivals

Hits and misses at Palm Springs's second Desert X biennial

Some half-baked works mean this year’s event fails to live up to the promise of the first edition

Interview
Museums & Heritage

LA stories: Deborah Marrow looks back

The Getty Foundation’s leader, who retired in December, discusses her feminist credentials and the broader challenges in cultural philanthropy

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Los Angeles this weekend

From 3D illusions at Lacma to environmental disasters at the Craft & Folk Art Museum

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Exhibitions

The Getty’s Renaissance Nude explores issues of power and sexuality—but don’t expect a #metoo reckoning

The show includes male and female examples for historic accuracy, its lead curator says

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Exhibitions

Eleanor Antin revisits her dieting diary, 45 years on, for Lacma show

Artist who photographed herself naked every morning in 1972 has recreated her "Carving" work, to be shown in May 2019

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Exhibitions

For her final show at MoCA LA, curator Helen Molesworth chews on the meaning of 'termite art'

Inspired by an underground essay written by the late artist Manny Farber, the exhibition concept is anything but clear-cut

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Exhibitions

Recognising Victor Hugo as an avant-garde artist

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

Feature
Artist interview

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

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Obituaries

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

Interview

‘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

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Technology

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

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Law

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?

Preview
Frieze New York

The best shows in town during Frieze New York

From Adrian Piper at MoMA to Radican Women in Brooklyn

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Acquisitions

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

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Exhibitions

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

We’ve all been there: walking through an exhibition like the Hammer Museum’s Stories of Almost Everyone, a show “about the interpretation of art objects”, asking ourselves, “Is that thing art?”

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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"

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craft

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

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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

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

Review
Media & broadcast

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

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Conservation & Preservation

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

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Performance art

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

Comment
Exhibitions

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

Comment
Artists

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

News
Pacific Standard Time

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

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Pacific Standard Time

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 services

Interview
Artist interview

Judy Chicago: Catwoman

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

Feature
Podcast

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

News

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”

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Pacific Standard Time

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

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Artists

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

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

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Art schools

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

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Research

Scholarship drives the next edition of Pacific Standard Time

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

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Features

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

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Biennials & festivals

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

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Fairs

America celebrates its love affair with Rodin

Museums mark the centenary of the death of the French sculptor, who enjoyed great success with US millionaires

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US mini-satellite could help to monitor destruction in Palmyra

As Isil retreats from ancient Syrian city US non-profit hopes to raise funds to launch "cubesat"

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Getty preserves Palmyra online in new show

The institution hopes its first digital exhibition will also reach the Arab world

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Art trade

Paul Schimmel leaves Hauser & Wirth

The former curator will no longer oversee the Los Angeles mega-gallery

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New galleries bring buzz to San Francisco, but no gold rush—yet

Art scene is expanding into other parts of the city after high rents forced an exodus from downtown

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Artists go large on Los Angeles’s billboards

UK art collaborative Art Below is latest organisation to take public art to the city's roadsides

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Rodin, Muslim style and hippie chic

In only a few months, Max Hollein has rebooted the exhibition programme of San Francisco’s de Young Museum and Legion of Honor

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Desert X to launch in the Coachella Valley

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Donors—who needs them? Tales of mutual dependency

Museum directors gather in San Francisco to discuss big gifts and the strings that are often attached

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Summer of love crazy

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Artist interview

Tala Madani: the descent of man

As Tala Madani prepares for the Whitney Biennial, she explains how childhood comics and Trump’s election victory figure into her satirical images of men

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Art fairs

Can these San Francisco fairs do what so many Los Angeles fairs couldn’t?

The fourth edition of the art and design fair FOG is coming into its own, while newcomer Untitled has early support from LA dealers

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Exhibitions

Newly discovered Cubist painting sheds light on friendship between Picasso and Rivera

A work by Rivera in Picasso’s personal collection suggests that the tale of the two artists’ falling-out has been exaggerated

Comment

Artists should give proper credit to Hollywood

Jordan Wolfson’s sculptures depend heavily on special effects studios

News

Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead will hit the road again next year

Artist's foundation supports ongoing project in Detroit and major show on his influence in 2018 <br>

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Report

Bay Area collectors reach critical mass

Pier 24 show provides a kaleidoscopic window into what makes the San Francisco photography scene so dynamic

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Charity begins at home for the Mike Kelley Foundation

As shows open in London and New York, the artist’s Mobile Homestead will hit the road again in Detroit next year

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Building projects

Lacma reaches halfway point for $600m Zumthor building with another surprising gift

Self-made hardware store mogul Eric Smidt gives $25m to museum’s expansion campaign

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Calling all women artists: the Brooklyn Museum wants to take your picture

Kim Schoenstadt takes her idea for a group portrait on the road from Los Angeles to New York

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Hamza Walker named the new executive director of LAXART

The curator comes to the LA non-profit from Chicago’s Renaissance Society