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Light & Space

In a world filled with noise, distractions and chaos, a number of artists seek to push the boundaries of perception and experience. The Light and Space movement of the 1960s explored minimalism with a uniquely Californian spin — with a keen attention to the interaction of light and space. Crucially, the materials these artists relied on to create these perceptual experiences emerged from the postwar aerospace industry and its advances. Robert Irwin, Larry Bell, and Helen Pashgian continue to work today to create work that asks viewers to question how they experience and perceive their world and the phenomenal.

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Life Centered: The Helen Jean Taylor Story
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55:39
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Life Centered: The Helen Jean Taylor Story

Ceramist Helen Jean Taylor crafted timeless works and helped others find peace in clay.
Con Safos
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54:35
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Con Safos

A tribute to Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara, a Chicano music pioneer.
The sign outside the Watts Towers Art Center | Still from "The Watts Towers Arts Center" ab s11 episode image
Episode
57:08
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The Watts Towers Arts Center

The Watts Towers Arts Center was born out of the resilience of 1960s Black L.A.
Participants play a tug of war during the Watts Cookbook © event initiated by ToroLab 2019 | Panic Studio LA, Courtesy of City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, CURRENT:LA Food© ab s11 episode image
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52:45
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S11 E3: CURRENT:LA FOOD

Artists created works to spark conversation about L.A. and sustainable futures.
Mekala Session playing drums with a purple background | Samantha Lee "The New West Coast Sound: An L.A. Jazz Legacy" ab s11 episode image
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55:57
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S11 E2: The New West Coast Sound - An L.A. Jazz Legacy

Drummer Mekala Session and other artists carry forward Los Angeles’ rich jazz legacy.
Jeffrey Deitch at his desk | Still from "Artbound" Jeffrey Deitch's Los Angeles
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54:08
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S10 E5: Jeffrey Deitch's Los Angeles

A behind-the-scenes look at the contemporary art world through the eyes of a legendary art dealer and curator, Jeffrey Deitch.
How Sweet the Sound gospel music primary Gospel ABs10
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52:51
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S10 E4: How Sweet The Sound - Gospel In Los Angeles

Gospel music would not be what it is today if not for the impact left by Los Angeles in the late 60’s and early 70’s, a time defined by political movements across the country.
Woman in calavera face paint during Día de los Muertos | Photo from "Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead" ABs10
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56:18
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S10 E3: Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Inspired by Oaxacan traditions, Dia de Los Muertos was brought to L.A. in the '70s as a way to enrich and reclaim Chicano identity. It has since grown in proportions and is celebrated around the world.
Heathware being stamped | Still from "Heath Ceramics: The Making of a California Classic" ABs10
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54:58
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S10 E2: Heath Ceramics - The Making of a California Classic

"Artbound" looks at the dinnerware of Heath Ceramics and a design that has stood the test of time since the company began in the late 1940’s.
Ruth Asawa with wire sculpture | Still from "Artbound" Masters of Modern Art
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56:05
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S10 E1: Masters of Modern Design - The Art of the Japanese American Experience

From the typeface of “The Godfather” book cover to the Noguchi table, the influence of Japanese American artists and designers in postwar American art and design is unparalleled. Learn how the World War II incarceration affected their lives and creations.
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