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Matt Stromberg

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Matt Stromberg is a freelance visual arts writer based in Los Angeles. In addition to Artbound, he is a contributor to Hyperallergic, Daily Serving, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, and Artsy. Born and raised in New York City, he lived in San Francisco for over a decade where he was manager of William Stout Architectural Books. He received his M.A. in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.

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Rubén Ortiz-Torres. Alien Toy (La Ranfla Cósmica), 1997 | Collection of Tom Patchett, courtesy of Track 16, Los Angeles
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Artbound

Lowriders, Aliens and the Blending of L.A. and Latin America in the Work of Rubén Ortiz-Torres

Through Ruben Ortiz-Torres' own work over the past three decades, the artist has grappled with and celebrated themes of hybridity, identity and cultural transmission that weave through many of the exhibitions now on view on Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Still from Artbound episode "The Mundane Afrofuturist Manifesto"
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Artbound

California Arts Council Report Announces Reinstatement of $200,000 Nonprofit Media Grant Program

A report released by the California Arts Council illustrates the challenges and opportunities facing nonprofit media coverage of the arts. After reviewing the study, the council voted in favor of renewing a $200,000 arts and public media program.
Mariachi procession for Saint Cecilia in Boyle Heights (featured)
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Artbound

Mariachi Music for the Soul

Despite its regional origin, mariachi music is a truly pan-Mexican phenomenon, fusing European, African, and indigenous rhythmic elements. In addition to embodying a sense of Mexican identity, the musical tradition also reflects pride.
Laura Molina at "Artists Assemble" at MOLAA
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Artbound

These Latino Comic Book Artists Create their Own Superheroes

Exhibition “Artists Assemble!” highlights a new generation of comic book artists who weren’t satisfied with the narrow conception of heroes and heroines in the mainstream.
Tanya Aguiñiga installation
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Artbound

How Los Angeles Artisans Connect to Their Mexican Roots

For many Los Angeles artisans of Mexican descent, their craftwork is less about cashing in, and more about continuing a cultural tradition.
Coachella art 2016
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Artbound

Paul Clemente and the Art of Coachella

This year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is stepping up their art game.
Emma Sulkowicz, "Mattress Performance"
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Artbound

Life After Mattress Girl: Emma Sulkowicz Reclaims Her Identity

Emma Sulkowicz's 2014 performance drew attention to sexual assault. Her latest work pairs the artist with her robotic doppelganger. 
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Artbound

Are Art Fairs Necessary?

In the past 10 years, there has been an explosion of art fairs around the world. Art is big business, and more and more often, that business is being done at these fairs.
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Artbound

Art of The Possible: A Reappraisal Of The Eugenia Butler Gallery

A reflection on the influence and continuing legacy of artist Eugenia Butler on the L.A. and international art scene.
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