Art + Design

Meriem Bennani at The Kitchen

Artist Meriem Bennani was born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1988. The North African territory has become a reservoir for Bennani’s video works, which juxtapose CGI characters, fantastical landscapes, and footage shot in the artist’s native country. Threading narratives unfamiliar to Western eyes and ears, Bennani currently has a captivating...

Read more

The Unyielding Multiplicity of William Leavitt

Adored as a leader of West Coast Conceptualism, William Leavitt is renowned for weaving intricate narratives through found object assemblage, photography, painting, drawings, installation, audio, and performance. His current exhibition, William Leavitt: Cycladic Figures at Honor Fraser uses these diverse mediums to draw attention to the natural, the man...

Read more

Miami High Rise: Coming of a Tropical Metropolis

Unlike most major cities, Miami’s tall buildings are a relatively recent phenomenon. Instead of gilded skyscrapers going up and dotting the horizon at the turn of the 20th century, Miami’s skyline really only started to dramatically change during the 1970s. And it wasn’t industrial titans that got them built—it...

Read more

In Philosophical Lockstep with Elaine Cameron-Weir

Known for her found-object assemblages and elaborate conceptual pieces, Brooklyn-based sculptor and installation artist Elaine Cameron-Weir is currently exhibiting wave form walks the earth at Hannah Hoffman Gallery. The show is one of her first presentations in the city since last year’s breakthrough debut, snake with sexual interest in...

Read more

Anna Maria Maiolino Explores Identity at MOCA

Hunger, hope, socio-political identity, and religion are all prominent themes in Brazilian multi-media artist Anna Maria Maiolino’s first comprehensive American retrospective currently making waves at Downtown Los Angeles’ home for all things contemporary art, MOCA. Chief curator Helen Molesworth assembled this introspective collection as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific...

Read more

‘A Study of Invisible Images’ at Metro Pictures

For artist Trevor Paglen, it’s all about the images we’re not seeing. A recently-opened exhibition at Metro Pictures, A Study of Invisible Images, was born out of the artist’s research into computer vision, AI, and the changing role of the image in global society. Paglen is interested in the...

Read more

Sreshta Rit Premnath on Identity and Space

Founder of art theory journal Shifter, Parsons School of Design assistant professor, and multimedia artist Sreshta Rit Premnath presents his first solo exhibition, Falling, at Mid-Wilshire’s Ace Gallery. As if he didn’t have enough on his place. The collection is devided into two equally intriguing projects, Cadere/Rose and Plot, in an examination of the...

Read more

Miami’s Most Titillating Museum

South Beach is known for scantily clad bodies and risqué behavior, but the sexiest thing there might be a museum started by a then 70-year-old Jewish woman named Naomi Wilzig. The World Erotic Art Museum, opened in 2005, houses one of the largest and most diverse collections of fine...

Read more

The Loose Architecture of Monique van Genderen

For Abstract Expressionist Monique van Genderen, art and architecture are inextricably linked, existing in a divine symbiotic relationship–one that requires in-depth investigation. As part of her much-anticipated fourth show at Culver City’s Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, the artist does just that, exploring the way certain spaces make us...

Read more

Alex Bradley Cohen and the Perfectly Imperfect

In a world increasingly dominated by complex technology, something as simple as a painting might seem to be losing its effect on viewers. Except when that painting is great. What exactly makes a painting great is hard to pinpoint, but there’s something about Alex Bradley Cohen’s paintings that draw...

Read more

STAY SIXTY