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Laura Aguilar
Laura Aguilar focuses her camera on herself as well as others, often overweight, queer and working class, that many of us don’t tend to notice or think of as conventionally beautiful or inspiring. But they smartly reflect on the world and our place in it. More...


The Walking Cure
The heartlessness of much contemporary art, argues DeWitt Cheng, reflects the lack of an ethical center in American culture. More...


“Past/Future/Present”
The vibrancy of Brazilian contemporary art is on full display in “Past/Future/Present,” the first large-scale U.S. appearance of works from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo (MAM-SP). More...


Bernd and Hilla Becher
Dedicated archivists, image of industrial facades and structures such as water towers, grain elevators and blast furnaces by the late Bernd and Hilla Becher are a master class in how documentary photography can be imbued with aesthetic heft. More...


Hans Burkhardt
No, Hans Burkhardt was not Latin American, but the native Swiss modernist did find a spiritual second home in Mexico, having traveled and lived there for extended periods starting in 1950. That country's color and spirit are embodied in this exhibition. More...


Moonlighting Movie Stars
Hollywood celebs like Brad Pitt or Jim Carrey tend to infuriate many artists by gaining undeserved attention for art that is half baked. Still, reminds Richard Speer, everyone is entitled to their own free expression. More...


Shawn Huckins
Pre-20th Century American portraiture is defaced with smart phone phrases and graphic icons in Shawn Huckins’ canceling of historical reverence. More...


Whose Kickstart Was This Anyway?
A Kickstarter campaign in support of Michael Rakowitz’s “Enemy Kithen” project seemed honorable enough until James Yood noticed it wasn’t exactly the artist who was doing the solicitation. More...


Gilliam and Hurley
Denzil Hurley and Sam Gilliam, in simultaneous exhibitions, exemplify very distinct approaches to abstract painting; both work. More...


Gilbert “Magu” Lujan
in 1974 Los Four strode through the Los Angeles County Museum, spray-painting the front of the building as they arrived. One of them, Gilbert "Magu" Lujan, went on to invent his own mythical "Magulandia," a Chicano paradise. More...


“Small Sculpture”
On two long, white tables, 55 small sculptures by as many artists form an array of artworks resembling specimens laid out for inspection, running the gamut of familiar to strange in their forms. More...


Sayre Gomez
Sayre Gomez' hyper-realistic paintings foreground a chain link fence, with backgrounds behind the fencing tantilizingly blurred. Additional wood panels render the wood surface marked with stickers that tell their own story. More...


The Greatest Rediscovery?
The rediscovered da Vinci portrait of Jesus goes up for auction, and a new biography's film rights promise a big 21st century moment. More...

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