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The Weekly Round Up: Art in L.A.

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by Arely Villegas for LAist

The Smithsonian Institution controversy continues strong and as predicted will last for months. Artist David Wojnarowicz may be laughing from the grave as his work still continues to spark dialogue and receive wide attention. Multiple art institutions through out the country have taken the liberty to screen the film. In our city, CB1 Gallery in the downtown gallery row was the first to screen the film for the public. Workspace in the Lincoln Heights area will screen the Wojnarowicz piece this Sunday evening, followed by a discussion with co-curator of “Hide/Seek: Difference in Desire in American Portraiture” Jonathan Katz via Skype from Washington D.C. Our local museum The Hammer, also announced their participation in screening the film for the public.

In light of the current arts wave of controversy, The Museum of Contemporary Art decides to whitewash a recent completed mural of Italian street artist Blu. Now, we wonder how this will affect the scheduled street art show “Art in the Streets” in 2011?!

“If you want to look at art you can find it” - Frank Stella