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Michael Govan Interview: The Director of LACMA on the Future of the Museum Space

Lita Barrie | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Lita Barrie

"A picture is worth a thousand words" because complex ideas can be communicated with just a single image. The image of a museum amidst an implosion of moving, cultural images must stand out as an iconic image to symbolize the high value of art.

Meet L.A.'s Original "Urban Light"

Paul Haddad | Posted 06.08.2016 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

Since opening in 2008, Urban Light has become an unlikely beacon in the City of Angels. The installation has drawn even more interest since creator Chris Burden's recent passing.

Obtaining Self-Mastery at Frieze Week NYC (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
Eric Minh Swenson

Obtaining self-mastery or enlightenment during Frieze week is not an easy mission. Frieze Art Fair New York poses many challenges for art dealers, artists, collectors and its boosters, known as patrons. Most of this is psychological.

LACMA Exhibit Takes Flight. Soar With It Now!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.19.2016 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

It is rather ironic that David McCullough's fascinating biography of the Wright Brothers has come out the same time as our midtown LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) unveiled its new art show from the late Chis Burden.

Chris Burden: May His Light Continue to Shine

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Home
Edward Goldman

Want to talk about miracles? How about the person who was once shot by a friend and survived? A couple of years later, the same person was crucified -- yes, he was literally nailed to the back of a Volkswagen. And once again, he survived. No, I am not talking about Jesus Christ.

10 Chris Burden Masterpieces

Mat Gleason | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Mat Gleason

Much of the international art world was in shock over the death of artist Chris Burden, 69, on Sunday after a long bout with melanoma. Burden's career spanned six decades and, in an era of specialization, covered many genres of art, some of which he helped to define.

MutualArt's Top 10 Art Books of 2014

MutualArt | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home

Whether it's a catalogue that allows us to enjoy an exhibition long after its doors have closed, or an in-depth investigation into the oeuvre of our favorite artists, these new books will surely be treasured for years to come.

20 Of The Most Confusing Performance Art Pieces Of All Time (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.30.2014 | Home

Following the dawn of the 21st century came a resurgence in performance art so swift and strong it nearly took us all by surprise. Yes, the greats...

Inhotim: Eighth Great Wonder of the Art World

Simon Watson | Posted 06.15.2014 | Home
Simon Watson

I'm currently in Brazil leading an art tour for collectors and dealers from the United States. We began our tour in the city of Belo Horizonte, the capital city of Minas Gerais, a state famous for agriculture and cuisine as well as its mineral resources and mining.

MOCA Gala 35th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Home
Eric Minh Swenson

On Saturday March 29, 2014 I captured an art world star-studded cast of luminaries at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA as part of my continuing N(art)r...

Inhotim: Brazil's Contemporary Art Wonderland

Zach Udko | Posted 10.29.2013 | Home
Zach Udko

Nothing can prepare you for the breathtaking beauty of Inhotim, Brazil's best-kept secret for lovers of contemporary art.

Two Towers And A 'Ghost Ship' Will Dangle Off This NYC Museum

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.07.2013 | Home

In 1971 artist Chris Burden was shot in the arm with a .22 rifle by a friend and the minimal, haunting footage of the event radically revolutionized p...

Museum Or Target Range?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.01.2012 | Home

Preparation for art exhibits typically involves rearranging temporary walls, meticulously centering frames and buying copious amounts of refreshments....

PLAN ForYourArt: August 9-15

Bettina Korek | Posted 10.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Thursday is opening day for an installation by French artist Xavier Veilhan. Architectones features abstract and figurative sculptures placed throughout the property of the Richard Neutra VDL Research House.

Terence Koh, Walking On Eggshells

Posted 07.24.2012 | Home

Terence Koh's latest show is entitled "yes pleased" (in lowercase, of course.) Predictably, the exhibition lacked a press release in the days leading ...

10 Shocking Acts by Artists (NSFW)

Posted 06.20.2012 | Home

The recent coverage of a topless painter who graced the stage of "Thailand's Got Talent" with her controversial breast-on-canvas act got us thinking a...


The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.18.2012 | Los Angeles

The spare, modern courtyard at LACMA transformed into a bass-thumping hip hop venue Thursday night. Rap trio 3MG (Murs, Eligh and Scarub) performe...

Traffic Jam: Chris Burden's Roadside Attraction at LACMA

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Gordy Grundy

2012-05-03-LACMA.jpg The seven-year-old boy in me couldn't wait to get to the museum to see Chris Burden's Metropolis II. The expectation was high. A million racing cars in a dystopian fantasy of Los Angeles.

Artists Who Don't Make Art Still Make Millions

Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

There was a time when the artist at work meant hours of solitude, piles of tossed-out failed works, and clothes covered in smudges of charcoal and pai...

PLAN ForYourArt: January 12-18

Bettina Korek | Posted 03.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

Metropolis II is a complex kinetic sculpture by Chris Burden, modeled after a fast-paced, frenetic modern city.

PHOTOS: LACMA's 1,100 Hot Wheels At 240 MPH

Posted 01.12.2012 | Home

If you thought you would never see a Hot Wheels car again after you gave away your beloved collection to that little cousin of yours, we have great ne...

Beyond The White Cube: Rodarte Channels The Renaissance At The LA County Museum Of Art

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Yasmine Mohseni

Last week, I attended the press preview for the exhibition Rodarte: Fra Angelico Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

PHOTOS: Occupy Artworks That Whisper, Not Scream

Catherine Spaeth | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Catherine Spaeth

Andrew Cornell Robinson,Disobedience, 2011, Ceramic, wood, paper, string, enamel, 27 3/4 x 61 1/2 x 49 1/2 inches (variable), courtesy of Anna Kustera...

Kiss & Tell: Performance Art At MoMA PS1

Christopher Y. Lew | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Christopher Y. Lew

The near-impossible can happen in performance art. Chris Burden was famously shot in the arm for one performance, the late Italian artist Gino de Domi...

Twelve Angry Heads

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Edward Goldman

In the last decade, the name of Chinese sculptor Ai Weiwei has become known not only to the art connoisseurs but to a wide public as well.