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L.A. CITY COUNCIL PASSES KEY MURAL ORDINANCE

Let’s celebrate!  Ten years later Los Angeles is finally getting its murals back now that the new mural ordinance has been passed.  I am excited that LA’s walls will be covered once again but also curious (and a bit worried) … Continue reading 

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LA is getting its murals back!

Back in July, muralists from all over Los Angeles filled up room 340 in City Hall to find out that the LA City Mural Ordinance could not be agreed on and we’d all have to wait until September to find … Continue reading 

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From LA to Seoul: Félix González-Torres retrospective, Interactive art at MOLAA and Kumho, Artspectrum at Leeum, Do Ho Suh, Gala Porras-Kim

This past month I’ve been roaming around Asia, not only eating amazing food but also checking out the local art scenes in each place.  My first stop was Seoul in South Korea.  Notes on Looking contributor Andy St. Louis, who … Continue reading 

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Mural Ordinance: Sign and Share Petition!!!!

The CPC will hear the Mural Ordinance again on September 13th.  If a decision is not made on that day, the ordinance will be submitted “as-is” to the Planning and Language Use Management (PLUM) committee.  If the PLUM Committee passes … Continue reading 

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It’s still illegal to make a mural on private property! City Planning Commission delays Mural Ordinance.

LA used to be the mural capital of the world.  For the last 10 years, this title has withered away as there has been a city-wide ban on murals on private property.  Yesterday at City Hall in room 340, I … Continue reading 

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Hecho en Los Angeles: Slanguage, Vincent Ramos, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Analia Saban, Camilo Ontiveros

I have to admit that I was thrilled to see that several of my favorite Latino artists were chosen to participate in Made in LA.  According to the 2010 census, Latinos make up 44.4% of Los Angeles’ population.  So I … Continue reading 

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Monster Drawing Rally 2012

LA’s fifth annual Monster Drawing Rally, which inaugurated the relationship between Outpost for Contemporary Art and Armory Center for the Arts took place last Sunday, June 17th at Armory Center for the Arts.  100 amazing artists participated. Artists included: Danielle … Continue reading 

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Duality y el tiempo: Regina José Galindo at MOLAA; Daniel Lara, Camilo Cruz, Ahree Lee, Dino Dinco, Donnie Molls, Linda Vallejo and others in “Random Acts of Time”; Ethan Turpin’s stereographs; Monster Drawing Rally this Sunday/este Domingo!

Guatemalan performance artist Regina José Galindo is standing on a high, wooden stage inside the Project Room at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA).  A man begins to cut around her with a saw as she stares straight ahead … Continue reading 

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Cruzando la frontera sin cruzar: Hugo Crosthwaite, los Zapatistas y Tierra Brillante; Self Help Graphics gets a new mural; Books: Libros Schmibros y Rebekah Miles; Urban Legends; Cafe Vida

Crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is always exciting and adventurous, as I never can predict what is going to happen en el otro lado.  Luis De Jesus in Culver City just made the drive to TJ a lot shorter for us … Continue reading 

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Narcos, Feral scapes and Art on the Radio: Edgardo Aragón; “West is More”; Xavier Cázares Cortéz; Radio Break: Pedro Reyes, Brandon LaBelle, & Arnoldo Vargas

Many Mexican artists are tackling the theme of drug trafficking in their work, often by portraying the violence and aggression in ways that are sensational and direct.  One artist who is attempting work in the complete opposite way is Edgardo … Continue reading 

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