The Weekly Round Up: Art in LA
By Arely Villegas / Special to LAist
Art Basel Miami’s end is just around the corner, but the impact it created was heard all around the world, literally. Also, the Los Angeles art community publicized the anticipated Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945 - 1980 with a panel at The Rubell Family Collection along with Los Angeles based artist John Baldessari.
Then, just when Twitter couldn’t get any bigger; reportedly MOCA’s museum director Jeffrey Deitch announced plans for a retrospective of artist, film director Julian Schnabel at MOCA. The museum’s twitter feed re-tweeted the comment, but according to David Ng of The Los Angeles Times Culture Monster, MOCA has not yet responded to calls.
Larger lurkers and controversial stirs also came from the capital this week when right wing politicians threatened The Smithsonian Institution, later ending in the censorship of artist David Wojnarowicz video A Fire in My Belly (1987), from the historically significant exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at The National Portrait Gallery. A Washington based arts non profit, Transformer Gallery took on the right of screening Wojnarowicz work this past Wednesday in honor of World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art.