Boyle Heights art galleries have been the target of an anti-gentrification campaign by artist-activists. One gallery owner has offered to shut down, saying he has begun to “unpack the symbolism of the white cube.”
California’s high-speed rail network promises to bridge communities cut off by California’s difficult geography. But despite criticism and widespread negative press, parts of the route are being built in Fresno — and are opening up new opportunities in the Central Valley.
Experience a Franco-Angeleno multimedia extravaganza; view some innovative ideas from our community colleges; discuss how the past gives meaning to the present at the Wende Museum; take in the Palm Springs photography of Tim Street-Porter among other treats at Modernism Week; and see facades reinterpreted by Elena Manferdini at A+D Museum.
This week: explore the interplay between storytelling and building; uncover symbols and meanings in film and TV; admire Iranian fashion inspired by classic Persian poetry and architecture; shop for affordable art at a pop-up in an architect’s studio; and glimpse inside Paul R. Williams-designed homes.
Joel Chen is one of the most respected, and incurable, antiques and decorative arts dealers in Los Angeles. Next month some of his prize pieces go on sale at Christie’s auction house. Joel and his daughter Bianca talk about their life in objects (no Depeche Mode posters allowed!), and how the Internet has changed the industry.