The Los Angeles Art Show is one of many events scheduled during LA’s Arts Month. This January, visitors and natives alike partake in the city’s many cultural offerings from Photo LA, the LA Phil, the Affordable Art Fair, Pacific Standard Time and the much-anticipated Los Angeles Art Show. Perhaps it is the heady variety of … Continue reading Los Angeles Art Show 2012
I came across a cute video from MoMA today. This video and the writers at Hyperallergic really crystallize what CultureShockArt is about, so I will simply post the video. Be sure to read Hyperallergic’s comments. For just a moment, I’d ask that you abandon trying to figure out the meaning of the installation in the … Continue reading This is what my blog is all about…
PART I of II If the Los Angeles Art Show taught me anything, it’s that when it comes to art, there’s something for everyone. Global art took center stage at the 16th annual Los Angeles Art Show where over 100 Galleries showcased a diverse collection of genres and mediums. It’s virtually impossible to discuss all … Continue reading Around the World at the Los Angeles Art Show
In October I visited Chicago for a brief overnight trip, and was determined to make my way to the Art Institute. I had exactly one hour. Clearly my ambitions were outweighed by the sheer size of the Art Insititute’s collection, but luckily a docent was prepared to take my challenge head on by giving me a “one … Continue reading 60 Minutes in the Art Institute of Chicago
It has been months since my visit to MoAD and I’ve been slightly preoccupied with this museum ever since. It wasn’t necessarily the gripping portrayals of the unimaginable horrors of the middle passage portrayed in the “Slavery Passage Gallery”. Nor was it the beautifully imposing glass encased portrait of a young African child greeting visitors … Continue reading Is Trouble Brewing at the Museum of African Diaspora?
Today, five works of art were stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Among the stolen art were masterpieces from Matisse, Picasso and Modigliani, all valued at over 100M euros. The attached article in the Economist provides an interesting glimpse into the underworld of art crime. The real crime is that we will … Continue reading Modern Art Theft in Paris
Twelve years ago I visited London’s Tate Gallery and it was one of the most memorable museum experiences of my life. I fell in love with Rothko, Giacometti and Matisse who each influenced my fascination with modern art. The bustling energy of the Tate Gallery’s contemporary wing was palpable, and their iconic collection was exquisitely … Continue reading Tempting Fate at the Tate