Category Archives: censorship

the May Day show

On this week’s episode, we reflect on the words of Studs Terkel, in honor of what would be his 100th birthday on May 16th. The Chicago-based journalist and oral historian dedicated his life to giving voice to work-a-day people. He … Continue reading

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Occupy Rose Parade and “Civic Virtue” Los Angeles

        It’s our first show of the new year! We go to the Rose Parade to hear the first Occupy Los Angeles march of the year… and we’ll go up above Hollywood Boulevard to the Barnsdall Art Park … Continue reading

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Art in the Streets

We’ve been following the public conversation surrounding censorship, street art, and MOCA‘s popular Art in the Streets exhibition at the Geffen Temporary Contemporary museum in downtown Los Angeles. In this segment, Hear in the City arts editor Jesse Lerner breaks down some of … Continue reading

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4/19/2011: holding council

On this installment of Hear in the City, we experience the Native American tradition of council in a non-traditional setting: a high school classroom just east of the Greyhound station in one of L.A.’s oldest schoolhouses, Metropolitan High where student … Continue reading

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4/12/2011: Urban Innovations and La Batalla de Chile

Patricio Guzmán in Los Angeles: Hear in the City arts editor Jesse Lerner remembers an unprecidented documentary shot in the city of Santiago by Chilean exile Patricio Guzmán who will be visiting Los Angeles later this month for a retrospective … Continue reading

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01/03/2011: censorship and the arts

On this week’s Hear in the City, we take a look at censorship in the arts from the perspective of three exhibitions taking place in Los Angeles. Hear in the City airs every Monday at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on … Continue reading

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01/03/2011: censorship and the arts

Street art at MOCA, street art in LA

As part of the “Art in the Streets” exhibition, the Italian street artist known as BLU was hired by MOCA to paint a mural on the north wall of the Geffen Temporary Contemporary in Little Tokyo. The museum had the … Continue reading

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01/03/2011: censorship and the arts

Siquieros in Los Angeles: Censorship Defied

In 1932, after having served prison time for his political views, David Alfaro Siquieros came to Los Angeles to work. He was commissioned to paint a mural on a beer garden wall above the Italian Hall at Olvera Street. That … Continue reading

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01/03/2011: censorship and the arts

Censorship at the Smithsonian: “A Fire In My Belly”

In December, GOP congressmen ordered the removal of an artwork from the National Portrait Gallery’s Hide/Seek exhibit at the Smithsonian claiming it was “an outrageous use of taxpayer money and an obvious attempt to offend Christians during the Christmas season.” … Continue reading

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12/06/2010: building and construction

Murals and graffiti-what is public art?

Each year, 34 million tax dollars go toward eradicating graffitti. Hear in the City Producer, Luis Sierra Campos, talks to artists and organizers of a new show opening at the Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice this weekend … Continue reading

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