Zoe Beloff, Film still from “Two Marxists in Hollywood,” 2015.
Eisenstein was invited to Hollywood in 1930 under contract to Paramount. Fleeing from the Nazis, Brecht arrived in 1941. Both attempted the impossible, to challenge the formulas of the motion picture... Read more
Installation view of "Left Coast: California Political Art" with artworks by Futurefarmers, Precita Eyes Mural Collective, Andrew Schoultz, and Rigo 23.
Left Coast: California Political Art includes artworks from the 1980s to the present that focus on the spirit of protest and resistance, which has come to be synonymous with the West Coast in recent years. The title of the exhibition takes its name from a playful moniker for the left-wing politics associated with California, a place that curator and art historian Peter Selz has referred to as “America’s edge.” By exploring how the roles of these artists cross into the realm of activism, the show brings to the fore timely political tensions and social movements that are unfolding across the country. The exhibition will feature sculptures, drawings, paintings, video and prints by several contemporary artists currently working in California, as well as newly commissioned works by Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Schoultz, the Bay Area-based mural collective Precita Eyes Mural Collective, and the international artist collective Futurefarmers, founded by San Francisco artist Amy Franceschini. Also included in the presentation are works by artists Judith F. Baca, Evan Bissell, Libby Black, Enrique Chagoya, Bruce Conner, Estudio Teddy Cruz with Fonna Forman, Jennifer Moon, PERSIA and DADDIE$ PLA$TIK, Lari Pittman, Rigo 23, Favianna Rodriguez, Martin Wong, and Imin Yeh. This exhibition is curated by Nadiah Fellah, the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow. - See more at: http://centerforthehumanities.org/program/left-coast-california-political-art#sthash.GOHr5XU5.dpuf Read more
Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art
The Brooklyn Rail, 3.5.15 Read more
The Political Poseurs of Contemporary Russian Art
Hyperallergic,”Galleries,” 2.25.15 Read more
Anton Vidokle, Film still from "This Is Cosmos", 2014.
The Many Pursuit of Desire: Yevgeniy Fiks and 'The Lenin Museum' at CUNY's James Gallery
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Yevgeniy Fiks, "Untitled (Postcards)," Mixed media, 2014.
The Lenin Museum reflects on the historical contradictions and complexities of intersections between Communism and anti-Communism as well as ideology and sexual identity. The project acknowledges the... Read more
Uwe Martin, "White Gold"
The world we inhabit is expanding. Global population growth, increased mobility, accelerated contacts, rising levels of production and consumption, and the expansion of natural resource extraction... Read more
The Museum of American Art, Berlin, and The Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, are both concerned with the histories of... Read more
Sexing Sound: Aural Archives and Feminist Scores will bring together a selection of audio, flyers, scores, documentation of... Read more