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The Peculiar Marriage of Documentary and Abstract Art

Abstraction is often thought of as an unreal thing: a wash of color or some shape that floats in the mind of the artist. Documentary, on the other hand, is perceived as a very real thing, a true representation of the world as it exists. A new exhibition at the ArtCenter/South...

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SIXTY Listens: Cherokee “End of Summer”

For those of us on the East Coast milking memories of warmer months with an Indian summer, L.A. producer Cherokee’s latest song is just the ticket. The aptly named track, “End of Summer,” bounces merrily–but cooly–along, bringing with it a nostalgia for something just passed. Sunsets and dips in...

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What to Do This Week in LA, Miami, and NYC

Oktoberfest is so ovah. This week, in New York City, go see Bill Murray live getting in cahoots with a classical musician. Miami way, it may not be alternative, but it sure will be rewarding to go catch Bruno Mars. And in Los Angeles, get all unraveled at LACMA...

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The Best Happy Hours in Miami Right Now

Happy hour. It’s that cherished time between work and home, where drinks are drunk and the knots unwound. Naturally there are plenty of things to put you on edge these days, which means there is no more necessary time than now for a happy hour that leaves up to...

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In the Studio with Jamaal H. Tolbert

Jamaal H. Tolbert does not dance about the issues; he dives into them, directly and headlong. His work, which volleys between sculpture, painting, and video, explores black identity in America, tracing back from the African diaspora to contemporary politics. He engages viewers in a conversation–one in which he does...

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Jacques Tati and the Art of Controlled Chaos

French filmmaker Jacques Tati was–and remains–one of the absolute greats in cinema. His work, so considered and beautiful in its composition, was just as remarkable in its comedic chops. In Playtime, Tati examines a world increasingly influenced by technology through what amounts to an almost uproarious dance of sorts. It’s pure madness of the...

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What to Do This Week in LA, Miami, and NYC

In our SIXTY cities this week, it’s all about “really big shows!” In New York, where the arts season is now in full swing, go check out veteran art provocateur Robert Longo’s overtaking of the Hunter College sky bridges with his rebel-yell public art installation. In Miami, a splashy retrospective of...

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In the Studio with Brian Rochefort

The works of Brian Rochefort are as much manipulations of the surface as they are manipulations of your expectations of what a surface should be. Forms are taken to their respective extremes: paint clusters barnacle-like around a shape or slips sleekly over smooth curves. The Los Angeles-based mixed media...

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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...

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What to Do This Week in LA, Miami, and NYC

Here’s what’s happening this week. In New York, go check out the starkly intoxicating musical adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. In Los Angeles, it’s tiki time at a favorite Los Feliz gallery of ours. And in Miami, do your part and support the Puerto Rico relief effort at a...

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