Watch from Home, Berkley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA): The Museum and theater are closed for now, however you can screen newly released art films in your home while supporting both filmmakers and BAMPFA. Anyone can rent the films and each rental helps support the Museum. If you become a BAMPFA member before May 30th The Mystery of Picasso is available for members only May 30-31st.
Sebastião Salgado, The Salt of the Earth documentary: Sebastião Salgado is an internationally acclaimed social documentary photographer and photojournalist. He records his subjects of humanity, wildlife and nature with a profound sense of empathy and respect. “The Salt of the Earth” is a 2015 documentary film by Wim Wenders and Salgado’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, on the life and work of Salgado. Available to watch on Amazon Prime, YouTube Movies, or Google Play.
Virtual Art Fairs and Galleries
Ongoing to June 21– FAIR by NADA: The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) presents FAIR, an online sales platform showcasing its gallery members. Each participating gallery will present a series of artworks over four-weeks, sharing a new artwork every week.
Gallery Platform LA: 81 Los Angeles art galleries have joined together to create an online platform to promote engagement with the local and international art audience. Each week 10 different viewing rooms and 1 curated project will be presented.
Virtual Studio Visits with Klaus Biesenbach: Over the past month, MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach has conducted virtual studio visits with artists around the world. A new digital visit is posted weekly on MOCA’s YouTube channel.
SFMOMA Artist Cribs series: These short videos of artists represented in SFMOMA’s collection, give you an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes glimpse into what it’s like to live and work as a contemporary artist.
Directly from the Artists
Liza Lou, Apartogether: This community project, founded by artist Liza Lou, fosters connection and creativity in a time of isolation. Lou hosts live conversations with other artists on Instagram and also posts them to the project’s website.
Olafur Eliasson, WUNDERKAMMER: Artist Olafur Eliasson has created a new augmented reality piece of art. You are invited to create your own cabinet of curiosities in augmented reality by bringing objects, outdoor phenomena, and smaller spatial experiments by Olafur to your home or environment – a sun, a puffin, a ladybird, or flowers, a compass or a rainy cloud. It’s a meeting up of personal space and art.
Matthew Brown Los Angeles Podcast Episode with Kenturah Davis and Diedrick Brackens: In this debut episode of the Matthew Brown Los Angeles Podcast, artist Kenturah Davis conducts an interview with artist Diedrick Brackens in a conversation that spans the politics of pandemics, the history and process of Brackens’ tapestry weavings, and Brackens’ practice of basket weaving.