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Carolina A. Miranda

Culture: High & Low With Carolina A. Miranda
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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Datebook: Shaping wood into abstraction, a group show about race, life lessons in 30-second videos

An exploration of shape and form in wood. A group show that looks at race and identity. And an exhibition devoted to exploring the historical and artistic legacy of an L.A. LGBT club from the early '80s. Plus, a festival of film by a well-known documentarian and short video lessons by an L.A. performance artist. Here are five shows to check this week:

Morgan MacLean, “Massing the Void,” at the Landing.

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Harlem's Studio Museum curator Naima Keith named California African American Museum deputy director

Curator Naima Keith, who for five years helped organize lauded exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, has been named the new deputy director for exhibitions and programs at the California African American Museum  in Los Angeles' Exposition Park.

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The anonymous artists of the Griffith Park Teahouse now plan to rain flower petals on downtown L.A.
How LACMA found its zoot suit -- and set a new auction record

For five years, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has been working on an exhibition about the history of men's fashion from the 18th century to the present. And for five years, its curators have been desperately trying to acquire one key piece: an authentic 1940s zoot suit.

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Roundup: The passing of a history-making ballerina, Israeli blacklists, a new L.A. arts fund

An Israeli artist blacklist. Boston gets a Frida. And Microsoft founder Paul Allen’s possibly short-lived Seattle art space. Also: the passing of an iconic American Indian dancer, a gallery on trial in New York and Ai Weiwei’s tastless new picture. Plus a new L.A. arts fund is seeking ideas for public works.

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