Art in Flux illustrates the long-titled exhibition at The Broad, “Desire, Knowledge, and Hope (with Smog) “, drawn from John Baldessari’s monumental work of 1985. It is an eclectic assemblage of over 60 works by 21 artists across varying generations who live or have lived in the Los Angeles area. In other words, it is art in flux from a city in flux.
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The documentary “Art for Everyone? – Keith Haring at The Broad” illustrates the largest solo exhibition of his work in Los Angeles. The film’s title question mark tries to bring attention to the misconception that his art is simple; it is not. Haring’s work is very complex. His commitment to a free and happy life […]
ISRAEL 75 from Rick Meghiddo on Vimeo. The State of Israel is seventy-five years old. The Jewish nationhood celebrates the rebirth of the People of the Book’s physical, spiritual, and political sovereignty, based on secular principles of freedom and equality of justice for all. This event happens while there is turmoil within and without Israel. […]
Art in the Desert documents the 2023 Desert X Biennale. Artists talk about their site-specific artworks spread over a vast area of the Coachella Valley.
An EYE on ROME from Rick Meghiddo on Vimeo. Rome is difficult to describe; one has to feel it through all the senses. Defined as “The Eternal City,” it implies that its past goes back to immemorial times, and yet, it is a city of an eternal present. The accompanying documentary, An Eye on Rome, […]
An EYE on BERLIN from Rick Meghiddo on Vimeo. An EYE in BERLIN illustrates contemporary architecture and art examples within a consciousness of the city’s history between 1933 and 1989. It includes the Reichstag dome, the Jewish Museum, and the Sony Center. It also illustrates aspects of the city’s past and present and a visit […]
An EYE on PARIS from Rick Meghiddo on Vimeo. What makes cities great? Streets, public spaces, and architecture physically express its residents’ values, belief systems, lifestyles, and self-expression through the arts. Lifestyle is expressed through our work, how we act, spend our leisure time, and follow social patterns. “An Eye on Paris” focuses on observing […]
Always Unfinished – Anselm Kiefer in L.A. from Rick Meghiddo on Vimeo. The exhibition of Ansel Kiefer’s “Exodus” at the Gagosian Gallery in L.A., staged at the Marciano Foundation, exemplifies his breadth and originality. The documentary included here illustrates his work, thinking, and personality. Words matter. They inspire Kiefer’s output. He finds sources in the […]
ZEVI – Our Story from Rick Meghiddo on Vimeo. Poster of the documentary ZEVI – Our Story Bruno Zevi (1918-2000) NOW – WHY? This is a time of major transformations: scientifically, technologically, demographically, and politically. Climate change has already reached a point where the question is not if but how we will cope. Bruno […]
The opening of the new Orange County Museum of Art is good news for architecture, art, and especially for community life. The museum has a poetic edge without being overwhelming; the space has flow and transparency, and artworks can be seen with good lighting and without distractions. More than a museum, it is an educational […]
From Ukraine to Basavilbaso from Rick Meghiddo on Vimeo. The horrors of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that enters our homes daily get mixed with a tsunami of domestic and international negative news. How to filter through these constructively? The news from Ukraine triggered in me two sets of questions: 1. How does Ukraine not […]
Rethinking Symbols from Rick Meghiddo on Vimeo. The “Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” and “This Is Not America’s Flag” combined exhibitions at the Broad bring us the power of symbolism and its interpretations through multiple artists and evolving cultures. Muramaki uses “augmented reality” to express trauma and disaster. The artists featured in “This Is […]