Sara Fitzmaurice Honors Nicholas Baume at Los Angeles Dinner

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On Monday night, art PR maven Sara Fitzmaurice of Fitz & Co and her husband, art dealerPerry Rubenstein, hosted an intimate dinner in honor of Nicholas Baume, director and chief curator of the Public Art Fund.

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Breaking the Museum-Going Mold: a Q&A with the Hammer Museum’s Allison Agsten

Game Room, 2012

by Yasmine Mohseni

Published: December 19, 2012

LOS ANGELES — Allison Agsten, the dynamic and intrepid curator of Public Engagement at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, has built her department from scratch. After three years spent designing and refining the Public Engagement department’s infrastructure and mission, she is now poised to make a real impact in a field that is still new and innovative in the museum world. Agsten talks with ARTINFO’s Yasmine Mohseni about her unorthodox career path, her passion for gaming, and which L.A. artist she’s dying to work with. Click here to view slideshow

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Ruth Estevez Begins Her Tenure as REDCAT’s New Director

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REDCATCalArts’s downtown center for contemporary art, has a new gallery director and curator. Ruth Estévez, who starts her new position this week, moves to Los Angeles from Mexico City, where she worked as a curator and writer.

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Mark Schoening Exhibition at Marine Contemporary

I’m thrilled to announce my latest curatorial project, a special partnership between myself and  Claressinka Anderson of Marine Contemporary presenting Recordings of a Lone Infantryman, a solo exhibition of recent work by artist Mark Schoening.

A Shot A Day. 008

Dreamy spot for a dinner party

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Can Contemporary Art Rescue “Lost”? Curator Marc-Olivier Wahler Gives It a Try

by Yasmine Mohseni
Published: December 11, 2012
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Marc-Olivier Wahler
An installation view of “LOST (in LA)” / Courtesy France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX)

LOS ANGELES — The Swiss-born and Paris-based curatorMarc-Olivier Wahler, previously director of Palais de Tokyo, has been spending much of his time in Los Angeles these days. His latest exhibition “LOST (in LA)” opened at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park on December 1 and, after a quick trip to Miami to host a yodeling contest for Art Basel Miami Beach, he has returned to L.A. to prepare for “From Triple X to Birdsong (In Search of the Schizophrenic Quotient),” a group show opening at Kayne Griffin Corcoran on January 12. The curator is also developing the L.A. chapter of his Parisian experimental art space Chalet Society. Wahler sat down with ARTINFO’s Yasmine Mohseni at the “LOST (in LA)” exhibition to discuss L.A., Paris and taco trucks.

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Los Angeles Art World Takes to the Tennis Court in Honor of Caravaggio

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DECEMBER 4, 2012, 11:30 AM

A Shot A Day. 007

The grown up answer to the tree house. magical.

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French and Los Angeles Art World Power Players Turn Out for Opening of “Lost (in L.A.)”

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NOVEMBER 30, 2012, 10:55 AM

On Wednesday evening, François Delattre, French Ambassador to the United States, proclaimed: “Los Angeles is without doubt a cultural center worldwide.” This set the celebratory mood at the opening reception of the exhibition “Lost (in L.A.),” kicking off “Ceci n’est pas…,” a 5-month long contemporary arts exchange between France and Los Angeles.

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Despite Membership Dues Debacle, LACMA’s Latest Openings Were Business as Usual

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NOVEMBER 30, 2012, 6:15 PM

Recent news of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art raising dues for council membership from $400 to $1,000 didn’t deter artists, gallerists and museum supporters from attending this week’s private opening reception for “Drawing Surrealism” and “Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection.” The event drew a sizable crowd including Jennifer HawksBettina KorekJessica Joffe, and Anthony Pearson.

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