This week on Explain Me, William Powhida and Paddy Johnson speak with artist Michael Shaw and L.A. staff writer Carolina Miranda how quarantining is affecting artists, galleries and journalists on the West Coast. Shaw talks about the prospect of losing his studio of nine years, The L.A. Tenants Union and landlords who are neither friendly nor flexible. Miranda speaks about cuts at the L.A. Times and the surrounding museums, as well as her latest story on how corona is impacting commercial galleries.
We take a virtual visit to the Dallas Art Fair together, and talk about the art we’ve enjoyed recently. All links below.
MOCA lays off all 97 part time employees — L.A. Times
Uovo lays off pro union organizers while others are paid to stay at home —The Art Newspaper
How Arts Non-profits are responding to COVID – Hyperallergic
- Bill Arning, New Discretions; An Appropriate Response
- Night Gallery
- James Cohan
- The Hole
- Marlborough Gallery
Scott Mendes—Darren Bader’s VR app (still not released)
El Greco Audio Tour—Art Institute of Chicago.
This is Chance—99% Invisible
Sheep video review — The New York Times
The Weirdly Enduring Appeal of Weird Al Yankovic — The New York Times