This is Why People Keep Talking About the L.A. Art Scene / CRAVE

Curators Hamza Walker and Aram Moshayedi love their prepositions. It makes sense that the name of this year’s Made in L.A. biennial doesn’t have a specific theme, but rather is simply a, the, through, only, a line from a poem by minimalist poet Aram Saroyan. If you want to think about it literally, L.A. is […]

Exhibit | There’s Something Fishy Happening at the Hammer Museum / CRAVE

  Don’t let the title of this show fool you: there are not many photographs of fish in Still Life with Fish at the Hammer Museum. This exhibition of West Coast photography offers a comprehensive look at conceptual photography from the 1960s to the present. Drawn from the Hammer’s permanent collection and the UCLA Grunwald […]

Steve Martin on Celebrity, Collecting Art, and Curating His First Show / Artsy

While he’s no stranger to the art world, legendary comedian Steve Martin has only just cut his teeth as a museum curator. His first foray into the field  is “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris,” a survey of the late painter’s work from the 1920s and ’30s at the Hammer Museumin Los […]

Wall To Wall | Tofer Chin: Inspirations, Angulations, and Egg Men / CRAVE

One of artist Tofer Chin’s favorite art memories involves passing notes under a glass door at the Hammer Museum with Barry McGee. “One night around midnight, I was coming home from a late night class I had at Otis and I saw Barry McGee painting through the window at the Hammer Museum. So I got […]

Mind Your Awareness / Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — When we turn our minds to the present moment, rather than focus on the past or the future, we receive unexpected gifts. The present is a gift. Pop-spiritual teacher and public speaker Eckhart Tolle explained the idea of this “inner state of connectedness” in a recent conversation with Google Vice President of People Development, Karen May, […]