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Los Angeles: Miranda July, Edgar Arceneaux, and Coco Fusco Step Into the Role of President

What if radical artists were presidents? For Constance Hockaday's latest project, 50 artists (includi
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What if radical artists were presidents? For Constance Hockaday’s latest project, 50 artists (including Coco Fusco and Mel Chin) came up with their own presidential vision. Check out what they have to say.  
An open letter was sent today to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) demanding that it remove Tom Gores from its Board of Trustees. Gores owns Securus Technologies, a telecom company that, according to the letter, “rakes in more than $700 million per year charging egregious rates for phone calls from prisons, jails, and immigrant detention centers.“ Matt Stromberg has the full story here
There are just a few more days to catch two great (and very different) shows: Charles Garabedian’s unabashed paintings at LA Louver and Susan Philipsz’s lullaby sound piece at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery. 
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50 Artists Step Into the Role of President
Constance Hockaday’s presidential portrait (photo by Constance Hockaday)
Constance Hockaday’s presidential portrait (photo by Constance Hockaday)
Constance Hockaday’s project Artists-In-Presidents: Fireside Chats for 2020 features 50 artists, including Miranda July, Edgar Arceneaux, and Coco Fusco, each of whom were asked to create a five-minute presidential address. Every Friday, a new batch of addresses will be released.
What Else is Happening?
Outback Arthouse will have an installation at Elysian Park that will also be viewable on the OPaf site (image courtesy Outback Arthouse and OPaf)
Outback Arthouse will have an installation at Elysian Park that will also be viewable on the OPaf site (image courtesy Outback Arthouse and OPaf)
For the past three years, the Other Places Art Fair has invited “hard-to-define art spaces” to convene in San Pedro. This year’s iteration will be mostly virtual, but hopes to resist the “online viewing room-focused structure of experiencing art.”
An open letter was delivered to the leadership of LACMA urging the museum to remove Tom Gores from its Board of Trustees over his investment in one of the US’s largest prison phone companies.
A new website, LatinxArtsAlliance.org, is one of the first initiatives created by the newly formed Latinx Arts Alliance, which is comprised of five notable art spaces in the greater Los Angeles area.
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