Luis Prieto captures slice of drug scene in ‘Pusher’ remake
In director Luis Prieto’s experience, when you set out to shoot a druggy crime drama in London’s legendarily cocaine-fueled nightclub world, odds are you’re going to find yourself surrounded by more than a few people sniffing actual Bolivian marching powder — not just lines of prop coke for the camera’s sake. Read story
I am on a plane in L.A. about to take off for Jackson, Mississippi via Atlanta. I have been going back and forth between Jackson and L.A. on my days off for four weeks now in order to teach. I am teaching both undergraduate and graduate students in film, creative writing and
performance. Read story
AFF 2012 Interview: Elizabeth Mims, 'Only the Young'
Stopping at Austin Film Festival on a festival circuit, Only the Young is a look at a relationship between three evangelical teens in suburban Southern California: two skaters who are best pals and their female friend (sometime girlfriend of one of the guys). Austinite Elizabeth Mims is one of the directors of this documentary, and answered a few questions I had before watching the film. Read interview
Michael Asher, a dean of the Conceptual Art movement, whose cerebral but playful work specialized in dismantling — often literally — the institutions that show art and that shape the way people think about it, died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 69. Read story
Don’t Miss: Geoff McFetridge – 'Around Us & Between Us,' Solo exhibition – Ivory & Black Soho
None of my ideas seem to come from dreams. More often they seem to come from when I am most awake. – Geoff McFetridge
Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Around Us & Between Us,” the first solo exhibition in London since 2005 by the Los Angeles based artist Geoff McFetridge – A multidisciplinary artist without creative boundaries who’s life work ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design and many other practices in between. For his “Around Us & Between Us” exhibition, Geoff has created a series of 10 new acrylic paintings on canvas on his distinctive and reductive style, giving each different subject the same treatment and refinery. In the artist’s own words: Read story
Los Angeles conceptual artist and CalArts instructor Michael Asher died Sunday at age 69 after a long illness, reported the L.A. Times.
"Few artists have had a larger role than Michael Asher in establishing Conceptual art within both art schools and museums," Kirsten Swenson wrote in Art in America in a May 2008 article ("If Walls Could Speak") about Asher's installation at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, for which he re-created the architectural framework for every temporary exhibition wall built there. Read story