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Art and Community: Creating a Space for Facilitation, Identity, and Culture at Slanguage Studio in Los Angeles

Arte y comunidad: crear un espacio para la estimulación, la identidad y la cultura; estudio del Slanguage en Los Ángeles

Mario “Dred” Lopez, Slanguage ten-year anniversary window project, part of Slang A.I.R. (Artist In Residency), Slanguage Studio, 2012. Acrylic. Photo: Courtesy Slanguage Studio
Mario “Dred” Lopez, Slanguage ten-year anniversary window project, part of Slang A.I.R. (Artist In Residency), Slanguage Studio, 2012. Acrylic. Photo: Courtesy Slanguage Studio

Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra Jr. provide an account of Slanguage, “a studio, a de facto art school, a lab space, a community meeting place, a social sculpture” that they established in Wilmington, Los Angeles. More

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Programs from a Series of 1940s “Film Concerts”

Film concert program, January 27, 1941. Hilla Rebay records. A0010. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY
Film concert program, January 27, 1941. Hilla Rebay records. A0010. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives. New York, NY

During the winter and spring of 1940–41, the Museum of Non-Objective Painting held four screenings of abstract films by artists including Norman McLaren, Oskar Fischinger, and Viking Eggeling. The screenings were part of an effort to explore how abstraction could be employed in mediums other than painting. More

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On the MAP: Solo Exhibitions around the World, “Art and the Arab Citizen,” and MENAM at the Armory Show

These MAP artists are all being featured in solo exhibitions in the coming months. Clockwise from left: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. Photo: Courtesy of the artists and Lisson Gallery; Alejandro Cesarco. Photo: Jack Pierson; Carlos Motta. Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Vandy Rattana. Video still: Nisma Zaman; Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. Photo: Eakarach Prangchaikul; Gabriel Orozco. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto
These MAP artists are all being featured in solo exhibitions in the coming months. Clockwise from left: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla. Photo: Courtesy of the artists and Lisson Gallery; Alejandro Cesarco. Photo: Jack Pierson; Carlos Motta. Photo: Courtesy of the artist; Vandy Rattana. Video still: Nisma Zaman; Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook. Photo: Eakarach Prangchaikul; Gabriel Orozco. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto

In our latest monthly update from the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, we share details on upcoming MAP artist exhibitions; explore a new Perspectives essay on art in the Arab world; and take a look at the Armory Show’s approaching Focus presentation. More

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The Dematerializer: Media, Ways of Life, and Politics in the Work of Roberto Jacoby

El Dematerializador: Medios, formas de vida y política en la obra de Roberto Jacoby

Roberto Jacoby y Syd Krochmalny, Castidad, Fruta, fotografía a color, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, 2006–07. Foto: Cortesía de Syd Krochmalny © Roberto Jacoby
Roberto Jacoby y Syd Krochmalny, Castidad, Fruta, fotografía a color, 76.2 x 101.6 cm, 2006–07. Foto: Cortesía de Syd Krochmalny © Roberto Jacoby

Artist and writer Syd Krochmalny provides a detailed account of the complex experimental oeuvre of iconoclastic Buenos Aires-born conceptual artist Roberto Jacoby, a body of work in which “life and art function as a continuum.” More