Los Angeles was the city of Allen Ruppersberg’s beginnings in the late 1960’s. He graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute (later Cal Arts) in 1967 and had his first solo exhibition at the legendary Eugenia Butler gallery in 1969. This same year he attracted wide critical attention when he opened Al’s Café. When Harald Szeemann invited him to participate in Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, and then included him in Documenta 5 three years later, Ruppersberg’s stature as a young conceptual artist was established. Continue reading Allen Ruppersberg
Las obras de Fisa son ricas, variadas y superponen múltiples capas matéricas, como un pósito de memoria, que teje su propio imaginario simbólico. Rompe para volver a construir, graba con la idea de buscar e ir a las profundidades. Continue reading Lourdes Fisa
Toward the end of her life, Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) reflected, “All photographs—not only those that are so called ‘documentary’…can be fortified by words.” A committed social observer, Lange paid sharp attention to the human condition, conveying stories of everyday life through her photographs and the voices they drew in. Continue reading Dorothea Lange
Referring to himself as “a fisherman of social absurdity,” Pope.L has developed a body of work that poses provocative questions about a culture consumed with success yet riven by social, racial, and economic conflict. Resisting easy categorization, his career encompasses theatrical performances, street actions, language, painting, video, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Continue reading Pope. L.
About five years ago, Hana Miletić shifted the focus of her practice from photography, performance and found poetry to weaving, thereby reconnecting with a craft from her childhood. She was born in the former Yugoslavia, during a period when its textile industry was strong and mostly state-owned. After its breakup in the 1990s, about which time the artist moved from Croatia to Belgium, many textile factories were dismantled and privatized in order to sell their real estate. Continue reading Hana Miletić