Category Archives: art

Playing the L.A. River

“Park vs. condos debate—costumes recommended,” reads one of the instructions on a playing card for a plot of land near the Los Angeles River. This tongue-in-cheek prompt for open-air theater comes from a recently launched initiative called Play the LA River.

Playing the L.A. River

“Park vs. condos debate—costumes recommended,” reads one of the instructions on a playing card for a plot of land near the Los Angeles River. This tongue-in-cheek prompt for open-air theater comes from a recently launched initiative called Play the LA River.

Review: Everything Loose Will Land

“Tip the world over on its side, and everything loose will land in Los Angeles,” said Frank Lloyd Wright. He was referring to the city’s salmagundi of building styles, but a fascinating exhibition at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at

Review: Everything Loose Will Land

“Tip the world over on its side, and everything loose will land in Los Angeles,” said Frank Lloyd Wright. He was referring to the city’s salmagundi of building styles, but a fascinating exhibition at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at

Dune Forum

A magazine on art, literature, and politics (with the occasional treatise on nudity) Dune Forum was published in the early 1930s in the artists’ colony of Moy Mell, on the central California coast. Its founding editor, Gavin Arthur, aimed to provide a view point

Dune Forum

A magazine on art, literature, and politics (with the occasional treatise on nudity) Dune Forum was published in the early 1930s in the artists’ colony of Moy Mell, on the central California coast. Its founding editor, Gavin Arthur, aimed to provide a view point

On Carlos Zanni//Oil Data//CIA//Three Days of the Condor

“It just means you are the sum total of your data. No man escapes that.”  —Don de Lillo, White Noise   Every minute, numbers track the actions of nations and individuals worldwide, adding to an already dense storm of data. Digits scroll

On Carlos Zanni//Oil Data//CIA//Three Days of the Condor

“It just means you are the sum total of your data. No man escapes that.”  —Don de Lillo, White Noise   Every minute, numbers track the actions of nations and individuals worldwide, adding to an already dense storm of data. Digits scroll

Nostalgia for the Future/Future of Nostalgia

The Future of the Past: The World Trade Center Memorial and the Politics of Memory, surveys monuments to major political and national events, tracing their arc from triumphant and chauvinistic to melancholic and contrite. It sits unpublished on my bookshelf in

Nostalgia for the Future/Future of Nostalgia

The Future of the Past: The World Trade Center Memorial and the Politics of Memory, surveys monuments to major political and national events, tracing their arc from triumphant and chauvinistic to melancholic and contrite. It sits unpublished on my bookshelf in

Profile of Trevor Paglen

I interviewed Trevor Paglen at Eyebeam, in New York, one afternoon in the fall of 2007. In talking with him about his work, and the research that goes into it, it was easy to get caught up in the dark

Profile of Trevor Paglen

I interviewed Trevor Paglen at Eyebeam, in New York, one afternoon in the fall of 2007. In talking with him about his work, and the research that goes into it, it was easy to get caught up in the dark

Venice Biennale – First Emirati Pavilion

For the May issue of Modern Painters I interviewed Tirdad Zolghadr, curator of the first UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which features the work of Lamya Gargash (above). A couple excerpts:   LK: Hasn’t the idea of a national pavilion been

Venice Biennale – First Emirati Pavilion

For the May issue of Modern Painters I interviewed Tirdad Zolghadr, curator of the first UAE Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which features the work of Lamya Gargash (above). A couple excerpts:   LK: Hasn’t the idea of a national pavilion been