"Artbound" explores the arts and culture of Southern and Central California through articles, essays, and think pieces by more than 50 contributors in 11 counties. These correspondents cover cultural happenings in the communities where they live, providing an inside look at art and culture across the region. "Artbound" is participatory journalism at its best.

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The State of Creativity

An Artbound special episode on the Otis Report on the Creative Economy: Using key data from the newest issue of the report, the documentary explores the vibrant network of creativity in Southern California, examining how creative businesses are investing in community building and driving economic activity in Boyle Heights; the network of industries involved in the denim manufacturing of boutique denim firm Buck Mason; the underlying educational network and issues of access to arts education at Inner-City Arts; the triangulation between artist, gallerist, and major museum as seen in the

MOCA: Episode 3

This "Artbound" special episode, in partnership with MOCAtv, features The Museum of Contemporary Art's current programming, including an Elaine Sturtevant retrospective and exhibition "William Pope.L's Trinket." The episode also features Martine Syms, Jeffrey Vallance, Jasmin Shokrian, and music videos by Devin Kenny and Teengirl Fantasy.

American Purgatory

Artbound explores the paintings of Marc Trujillo who brings the techniques of the Dutch Masters to the subject of commercial architecture and fast-food in Southern California; Kim Stringfellow’ s Mojave Project discovering the eclectic desert communities of the Mojave Desert; Dave Lefner’s colored wood block prints of neon signs in Los Angeles; and the subculture of Brazilian cholos who emulate lowrider culture from East Los Angeles. Also featuring a performance by Nick Waterhouse.

Borderlands

Artbound explores arts along the U.S.-Mexico border. Featuring Mexicali Rose, an artist organization in Mexicali, where locals are encouraged to create art to galvanize community involvement; Drones as art, where multiple projects re-appropriating military drones play with the idea of surveillance and mobility; Paul Turounet’s photographs of undocumented border-crossers printed on galvanized metal; Tijuana’s vibrant reemergent gallery scene; and Manuel Paul Lopez’s animated poem 1984. Also featuring a musical performance by Rodrigo Amarante.

 

Steel Modern

Artbound explores the architectural past and present in Southern California.