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Beijing gets a taste of L.A.'s art world in 'The Los Angeles Project'
Beijing gets a taste of L.A.'s art world in 'The Los Angeles Project'

Southern Californians walking into the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing might wonder whether they’ve stepped through a time-space portal and been beamed back to Burbank or Hollywood. Painted palm trees soar up the walls of a giant atrium. A large Oscar statuette, the kind that normally shows up along the red carpet on Academy Awards night, stands sentry on another surface. Nearby, there’s a life-size rendering of a portable trailer that would shelter a movie star on set between takes, and oh look -- there’s a two-dimensional studio-lot golf cart too. On a recent weekday , L.A. artist Alex Israel was bouncing a bit nervously around the space as a team of...

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