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Carolina A. Miranda

Culture: High & Low With Carolina A. Miranda
Oscars 2016: How architect László Rajk's designs gave 'Son of Saul' its suffocating authenticity

There are lots of things that are visible in "Son of Saul," the harrowing Oscar-nominated film that is set in a crematorium at Auschwitz. There is the dead-eyed stare of the protagonist, Saul (played by Géza Röhrig), a Hungarian man who, as a sonderkommando, is a prisoner who has been forced to do the Nazis' dirty work for them.

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Datebook: An artist flea market, art of the noir and the iconic woodwork of Sam Maloof

An artist flea market. An exhibition that explores the nature of the color black. And a show devoted to the legacy of an iconic California woodworker. Plus: New paintings, art inspired by rats and a talk about the Blaxicans of Los Angeles. Here are six events not to miss this week:

“Noir: The Romance of Black in 19th Century French Drawings and Prints,” at the Getty Museum.

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A floating library and artist record store: 9 must-see booths and events at the L.A. Art Book Fair

Vintage punk zines from the '80s. Architect-designed bookends. And a floating library in the middle of Echo Park Lake. The Fourth Annual L.A.

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Roundup: Planning L.A.'s NFL stadium, trouble at George Lucas's museum, a trial rivets the art world

George Lucas’s museum plans face opposition in Chicago. The urban planning around L.A.’s new NFL station is kind of nonexistent. And all art world eyes have been glued to a gallery fraud trial in New York. Plus: The destruction of Yemen’s cultural heritage; Zaha Hadid takes home an architectural medal; and the state of monument design in Washington, D.C.

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You become the art in new Erwin Wurm 'One Minute Sculptures' as seen in Red Hot Chili Peppers video

Step into the MAK Center in West Hollywood and you will find a series of curious objects resting on gleaming, white plinths: A sneaker. A stuffed pink plush dog. A crude lamp manufactured out of a cheap plastic bucket, the sort found at hardware stores.

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L.A.'s Hauser Wirth & Schimmel is out to upend the definition of a gallery

It is safe to say that most gallery tours are not conducted by flashlight. But an hour into a walk-through of the massive space that will become the gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, the sun has slipped below the horizon, the temperature has plunged and the industrial stairs that zigzag up the side of the old Pillsbury flour mill complex in downtown Los Angeles are pitch black.

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