Family Day Workshop Preview: Devon Tsuno
Artist and L.A.-native Devon Tsuno welcomed us into his studio for a demonstration of his Family Day workshop. He spoke with us about his upbringing in Los Angeles and how his art practice champions local recreation as a way to encourage young people to conserve the spaces that they love and enjoy.
BREAKIN' Down Dance Films with Phil and Janani: Part 2
Gaming Iconography and the Collaboration Between Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami
Walking though Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami’s collaborative exhibition, I was immediately drawn in by the way Payne pulled his iconography from video games, and by the relationship I saw between Tanaami’s work and manga.
Family Day Workshop Preview: Jennifer Moon
We met up with another one of this year's participating artists, Jennifer Moon, for an interview and demonstration of her Family Day workshop.
Where are We Now? Revisiting Black Male
"Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art" traveled to the Hammer Museum on April 25, 1995, from the Whitney Museum of American Art. "Black Male" was a seed, a catalyst for further introspection into the ways in which black masculinity is addressed in contemporary art, and how this work is informed by stereotypes and falsities of black masculinity that have saturated popular culture for centuries.
Curator Anne Ellegood on Understanding the Complexities of Jimmie Durham’s Native Identity
The curator of "Jimmie Durham: At the Center of the World" speaks out against her critics in response to the Durham controversy.
BREAKIN' Down Dance Films with Phil and Janani: Part 1
We’d been looking for an excuse to work on something together for the Hammer blog for a while, and when I learned about the MUST-SEE series you programmed and we got to talking, we realized that we had our topic. We should write a definitive guide to dance movies.