A sneak peek at some of the content in VIA's first issue out Summer 2013.
Interview with Curator Martha Kirszenbaum about the upcoming show at LACE Contemporary, End of the Night
Kinetic art and 1960s avant-garde French film have always found an intersection in visceral materiality. As an addition to the Ceci N’est Pas...a partnership between Paris and Los Angeles contemporary artists, Kiszenbaum invites five French artists to LACE this fall to explore Georges Clouzot unfinished 1963-1964 film, L'Enfer. Idiosyncratic cinematography and optical art influences this upcoming show at LACE Contemporary.
Photography feature: Fette Sans
Fette Sans photos capture how we cope with the fragmentation of our environment through coincidental, and often, awkward encounters with her subjects. A review of Sans work and how serendipitous experiences influences her content.
Photography feature: Leah Shirley
Leah Shirley's dynamic series of colorgrams invite attention to the materiality of what constitutes a photograph in all of its' objecthood. Her explorations in conceptual darkroom techniques hint at the roots of the medium itself, with playful adherence to the pure elements of photography. As Shirley put it in her own words, "Photography led me to light."
Guest contributor Maura Lucking with On the architectural record: John Dreyfuss and the politics of the review
Examining the recent Sci-Arc exhibition A Confederacy of Heretics: The Architecture Gallery, Venice, Lucking dissects the correlation between review format and cultural production surrounding the historical implications of this exhibition.
Why are gourmet, exclusive dinners a demand in domestic, intimate spaces? A look inside the underground dinner parties around LA and how chef Craig Thornton has made a name for himself with his violently visual cuisine.
Interview with Fallen Fruit
VIA's Casey Winkleman sat down with Matias and Austin of Fallen Fruit to talk about this long-term art collaboration that began by mapping fruit trees growing on public property in Los Angeles. Today, the collaboration has expanded to include serialized public projects and site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world.
Interview with Thank You For Coming
Interview with experimental art and food space, Thank You For Coming. How does a multipurpose space work to define itself without being generalized? How can the marriage of food, music and art create a conversation about the importance of community? The founders of TFC sit down with VIA to discuss missions, challenges and happenings of the recently born project.
New to LA: LA Fort
What is the DIT movement? How does it form its own democratic methods of success and on what level can it function? A conversation with the new LA Fort about their community grounded multipurpose space and how a volunteer-based staff works to provide a creative hub in the community
Following Sound" A Series of Local Music Reviews including: