Larry Clark – “I Wanted to Be a Writer but I Had a Camera in My Hand” (2017)

We sit down with the loose cannon of independent American cinema, Larry Clark. The filmmaker and photographer was in Paris for an exceptional sale of his candid, spontaneous shots at the Rue André gallery. Prints that are reminiscent of his 1971 photography book “Tulsa” which has since become a collector’s item. Clark has troubled mainstream […]

9 Days – From My Window in Aleppo

Winner of the European Short Film Award at the European Film Awards. In August 2012, Syrian photographer Issa Touma awoke to the dawn of the rebel uprising in the city of Aleppo. He spent the next nine days holed up in his apartment, filming the emerging civil war outside.

Barbara Kruger – In Her Own Words (2016)

Barbara Kruger (born January 26, 1945) is an American conceptual artist and collagist. Much of her work consists of black-and-white photographs overlaid with declarative captions—in white-on-red Futura Bold Oblique or Helvetica Ultra Condensed. The phrases in her works often include pronouns such as “you”, “your”, “I”, “we”, and “they”, addressing cultural constructions of power, identity, and sexuality. Kruger currently lives and works in […]

Wolfgang Tillmans: Faces in the Crowd

Corinne on Gloucester Place, 1993 Wolfgang Tillmans has consistently pushed back against whatever perceptions of his work seem most current. The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. —Ezra Pound By Russell Ferguson, excerpt from “Faces in the Crowd” Wolfgang Tillmans has consistently pushed back against whatever perceptions of […]

Picturing Barbara Kruger – A Five Minute Portrait of the Artist (2016)

Directed by Pippa Bianco: Picturing Barbara Kruger is a five-minute portrait of this iconic artist. Narrated by Barbara Kruger with an original score by Nico Jaar featuring Kanye West’s “Blood On The Leaves,” commissioned by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the ART+FILM series. Special thanks to Kanye West for the use of […]

Evocations of the Everyday: The Street Pictures of Jeff Wall (2009)

To combine cinematography with photography, Wall took his camera out of the studio along with lights and actors with the intention ofmaking pictures with the look of films from the 1970s that would lend a sharp, documentary style to his pieces. By Graham W. Bell In 1982, Wall took his photography to the street. Combining the aesthetic […]

Ed Ruscha on Change in Los Angeles Today (2016)

Edward Ruscha is an American artist who has specialized in painting, drawing, photography, and books. Born in 1937, Ruscha moved to Los Angeles to attend school at Chouinard Art Institute in 1956. In the early 1960s, he contributed to the birth of “pop art” and his work was featured in the famed 1962 exhibition “New […]

ASX.TV: Petra Cortright @ Depart Foundation (2015)

Los Angeles – Depart Foundation had its first solo exhibition of works by Los Angeles based artist Petra Cortright. Curated by Paul Young, NIKI, LUCY, LOLA, VIOLA, on view during July 9 – September 12, 2015. They presented an immersive viewing experience that featured large-scale Flash animations, new video works and animated digital paintings. Cortright’s […]