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You Begin with the Possibilities of the Material

The Death and Resurrection of LACMA's Art & Technology Program

Art and technology are indelibly linked, both strictly man-made ideas, both lending to the other through history. The cave paintings couldn’t have been created without first crushing a pigment with a hand-sized rock and adding a binding agent, usually spit or fat. Simple by our standards but only discovered through trial and error, and human observation. In 1967, Maurice Tuchman, […]

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Xavier Dolan

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Xavier Dolan

Every Boy, in His Heart, Would Rather Steal Second Base than an Automobile

At 25 years old, filmmaker Xavier Dolan has already won the Art Cinema Award, the Prix Regards Jeunes, and the SACD Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival for I Killed My Mother; top prize at the Official Competition at the Sydney Film Festival in 2010 for Heartbeats; his third film Lawrence Anyways was selected to compete in the Un […]

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Body by Body

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Body by Body

Overwhelmed Is the Calmest I Get

Body by Body is the collaboration of Californian Fine Arts graduates Cameron Soren and Melissa Sachs. Their work melds kitsch pop culture with psychedelics, repurposed graphics, crude computer generated imagery, and scrawling street art, then tangles these formats into a wide variety of audio, visual, and structural mediums. They embrace and revel in bad taste, with works in a variety […]

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Leigh Orpaz

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Leigh Orpaz

Trapped by Analysis to the Point of Paralysis

Artist Statement My initial attraction is to dysfunctional situations, when an object becomes alienated and a sense of standstill is achieved, as a consequence the images are trapped in the liminal space, always in-between. This is similar to the effect of a neverending loop. Each work is a result of an accident, something beautiful that was spoiled, and when the […]

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I’m Sorry I Had to Leave You in Normandy, but It Was the Only Way I Could Find My Peace

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I’m Sorry I Had to Leave You in Normandy, but It Was the Only Way I Could Find My Peace

Photographed by Junko Kawabata

Photographer: Junko Kawabata for JunkoKawabata.com. Stylist: Elin Bjursell for ElinBjursell.blogspot.com. Model: Quentin Lejarre for EliteModel.fr. Groomer: Kazuko Kitaoka for SybilleKleber.com. Photography Assistant: Oisin Gormally. Styling Assistant: Clara René.

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BFFA3AE

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BFFA3AE

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Best Friends Forever And 3ver And Ever—or BFFA3AE—are an art collective, composed of two BFFs, Daniel Chew and Micaela Durand, who met while in film school and, naturally, started a blog. Their work can be classified as “meta-net” or “post-internet,” existing in a time where everything is only a few clicks away from becoming a meme of itself. The duo […]

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Sound & Vision: The Frankenstein Issue

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Sound & Vision: The Frankenstein Issue

By Antony Hegarty

“Untitled,” (2014). Oil Paint On Paper, Wax, Misc. Materials. 20.3 X 27 Centimeters. Photo: Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

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Sue 
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Sue 
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Explaining the Obscure by the More Obscure

God forbid anything be beautiful. Beauty means “just” fashion, or, at worst, decoration—not art. “Real” art makes a grand claim about the increasingly abject state of humanity; in place of exuberance or humor there must be unrelenting visual and thematic anguish. Punk certainly cannot be beautiful. When it is, you get the stupefying “put-a-clothespin-on-it” aesthetic of the Metropolitan Museum’s 2013 […]

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Lance Wakeling

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Lance Wakeling

Her Artistic Sense Was Exquisitely Refined, like Someone Who Can Tell the Difference between Butter and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter

Lance Wakeling is a busy dude. The 32-year-old Brooklyn-based artist’s current project, Field Visits for Chelsea Manning, follows the course of detention sites in which Manning was held until ultimately being imprisoned for her submission of military documents to Wikileaks. Each site is explored and given consideration outside of Manning’s overall narrative, as well as expanded upon with other related […]

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Surface Image

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Surface Image

Play It as It Lays

Tristan Perich is a New York City-based composer and sound artist whose accolades volley between a commission for Bang on a Can Festival held at Lincoln Center, an Artist-in-Residence at MIT, and the occupation of a patch of real estate at the MoMA in New York City at the tail end of 2013. Vicky Chow—who started playing her instrument of […]

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