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Interviews: Moby – “Innocents” @ Project Gallery, Los Angeles

Currently showing in Hollywood at Project Gallery is a show of photographic works by NY transplant and LA evangelist Moby. Ever since moving to the Sunshine State, the man most famous for his musical abilities has been concentrating more on his visual artwork (as well as his architectural appreciation and criticism). He first had a show in 2011 at Kopeikin Gallery and while that series of work included live crowd shots from his concerts, Innocents is a entirely different type of exhibition, featuring staged shoots and […]

Overtime: March 17 – March 23

More stories from the week that ended March 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Andrew Russeth reviews Jordan Wolfson exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery. Netherlands restitutes two works to heir of Holocaust victim. Is Nazi loot among Berggruen Collection’s modern masterworks? Norwegian museum has agreed to return looted Matisse painting to family of Paul Rosenberg. Disputed Guelph Treasure should stay with Berlin museum and not be given to heirs a German panel says. Syria accuses Turkey of turning a blind eye to the systematic […]

Overtime: March 10 – March 16

More stories from the week that ended March 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Jesse Krimes creates 39-Panel mural made from bedsheets, hair gel and newspapers while in prison. 18 Chinese artists (calligraphers, painters, poets) were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Dodge Gallery in NYC’s Lower East Side will close after four years in business. International Center of Photography set to close its Midtown museum. Elmgreen & Dragset’s Prada Marfa heavily defaced and vandalized. Elmgreen & Dragset respond. Emil Nolde painting stolen from […]

Overtime: March 3 – March 9

More stories from the week that ended March 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Parker Ito’s show where he gave all of the pieces he created away for free. RIP: Norman Yonemoto, who died at the age of 67 following numerous strokes. Norway has chosen Jonas Dahlberg to create three memorial works for the 2011 Utøya massacre. Israel steps up effort in the search for Nazi looted art. David Toren is first American to file a lawsuit against Germany for return of artwork […]

Overtime: Feb 24 – March 2

More stories from the week that ended March 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Justin Adian & Tristano Di Robilant exhibition opens March 11 at The National Exemplar. Galleries at 77 Geary St. in San Francisco forced to close due to tech boom’s rising rents. Photography associations join together to submit a friend of the court brief to support Patrick Cariou. Wright Museum in Detroit is threatened by city’s fiscal woes. Protest organized at Guggenheim NY to raise awareness over working conditions on […]

Overtime: Feb 17 – Feb 23

More stories from the week that ended Feb 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Alex Israel’s sky billboard featuring detail of L.A. Dance Project Logo for Ace Hotel & LA Dance Project. RIP: Corcoran Gallery of Art.  A timeline of the museum’s trouble history. Robert Vineberg, who allegedly sold heroin to Phillip Seymour Hoffman, also did heroin with Basquiat. Kiev History Museum’s collections have been ransacked and looted in Ukrainsky Dom. Morocco’s anti-Israel lobby objects to Tel Aviv-based artist Keren Cytter’s inclusion in biennial. […]

Overtime: Feb 10 – Feb 16

More stories from the week that ended Feb 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Students petition to have Tony Matelli’s Sleepwalker sculpture removed from Wellesley College campus. RIP: Terry Adkins, who died of heart failure at age 60. RIP: Leonard Knight, who died at the age of 82, possibly from diabetes. RIP: Nancy Holt, who died at the age of 75. RIP: Maggie Estep, who died of a heart attack at age 50. RIP: Hudson, who died at the age of 63. Tributes from […]

Setup: Jacob Hashimoto – “Gas Giant” @ MOCA Pacific Design Center

Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant will be on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center from March 1 to June 8, but we were able to visit (courtesy of Martha Otero) the artist and his crew as they were on day 6 of putting up the massive 2-floor installation. The entire piece will take about one month to set up and will be Hashimoto’s first solo museum exhibition in California. Boxes and boxes of the artist’s signature paper and wood kites and tons of string and wire […]

Recap: Bumblebee – “Bee Yourself” Los Angeles Popup

From Jan 23 to Jan 26, Bumblebee’s first solo exhibition was on view at a pop-up location in Los Angeles. Consisting of new works and installations such as his Venice Beach lemonade stand, the show included familiar images from his street art murals, as well as his environmentally-conscious statements, such as his phone booths. His short video documentary was also screening in an upstairs room. There was work to enjoy for art lovers of all ages and at any level of familiarity. Fans were treated […]

Overtime: Feb 3 – Feb 9

More stories from the week that ended Feb 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth to show Hans Haacke piece in ’15 and David Shrigley’s in ’16. The Museum Folkwang in Essen cancels Balthus show after critics complain of pedophilia concerns. Tim Haries sentenced to six months in prison for defacing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Petr Pavlensky explains why he nailed his scrotum to Red Square. Marc Chagall painting purchased for £100k and determined to be fake could be […]