East of Borneo is a collaborative reexamination of West Coast art and its history.

We publish new essays and interviews alongside a multimedia archive of images, videos, texts, and sounds added by our community. East of Borneo Books sees the extension of our mission into print, calling attention to the best writing on the visual culture of Los Angeles. We also present exhibitions, talks, screenings, and workshops, and we republish material that is out of print or hard to find through our Second Life series.

Thomas Lawson

Managing Editor
Adriana Widdoes

Associate Editor
Vivian Chang

Advisory Board
Julie Ault
Charles Gaines
Lia Gangitano
Clara Kim
Susan Morgan
Robert Sain
Howard Singerman

Website Design
Folder Studio

Art Director
Jaya Kang

Founding Editors
Thomas Lawson
Stacey Allan



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