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How the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements “resonate with a trajectory of feminist thought in contemporary art” is reflected in REMOTE CASTRATION, the new group show at LAXART curated by Catherine Taft.

Artists include John Altoon, Nancy Buchanan, Kathryn Garcia, Daniel T Gaitor-Lomack, Jenny Holzer, Nova Jiang, Paul McCarthy, Jahni Moore, Sue Williams, Benjamin Weissman.


REMOTE CASTRATION, through September 15.

LAXART, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood.


The graffiti that inspired the title of the show.




Ed Moses (1926 – 2018).

The “Cool School” of Los Angeles artists who exhibited at the Ferus Gallery in the 1950s and ’60s—Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, Larry Bell, Edward Kienholz, John Altoon, Ken Price, Billy Al Bengston—lost a member this week with the death of Ed Moses.

Above: The Ferus Gang—John Altoon, Craig Kauffman, Allen LynchEd Kienholz, Ed Moses, Robert Irwin, and Billy Al Bengston—in 1962.

Below: Artwork by Ed Moses.

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