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Constellations Are Totally Imaginary Things by Claudia La Rocco
When you type “Chris Burden” into Google Images there are no pictures of him smiling. When you type “Chris Burden smiling,” nothing much changes. I mean, there are a few shots. The mechanical gesture doesn’t ever, as far as I can tell, reach past half-face to the eyes. Of course, nobody except a writer doing weird things with Google cares if a man doesn’t smile. It is, as they say, a non-starter.
Artists at Work: Lita Albuquerque by Steffie Nelson
For more than 40 years, Lita Albuquerque’s work has delivered a sense of timeless mythos into the practice of contemporary art. Creating site-specific installations, performances, and films in far-flung places from North Africa to the South Pole, she strikingly invigorates the enduring dialogue between earth and sky.
On a Dark Desert Highway: The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project by Steffie Nelson
The Manifest Destiny Billboard project, co-curated by artist Zoe Crosher and Shamim M. Momin, director of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) is a coast-to-coast road trip of an exhibition. Popping up along 2,000 miles of Interstate 10, ten artist-designed billboards each contribute a chapter to the story of western expansion.
Closed Circuits: A Look Back at LACMA’s First Art and Technology Initiative by Catherine Wagley
In 1967, Maurice Tuchman, a young LACMA curator, initiated the Art and Technology program: a "hair-raising idea" to pair artists, scientists, and corporations that aimed to envision the future. It was a project so ambitious and optimistic it had to fail.
Mike Kelley’s Multiplicity by David Mather
Mike Kelley took the 19th-century German notion of Gesamtkuntswerk and made it flourish in the Rust Belt soil of late 20th-century America. His phantasmagorical performances and multifarious installations were subversive, scholarly, and ingenious, deploying a set of compositional strategies that can be understood as an epic iteration of Kelley's reliance on multiple authorial voices.