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Artist Aimé Mpane visits LACMA

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Artist Aime Mpane talks about his installation Congo: Shadow of the Shadow (2005), on loan from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African Art. The piece uses the play of light and shadow, substance and ethereality to comment on the re-shaping of power during the colonial period in Congo. The piece is included in the exhibition Shaping Power: Luba Masterworks from the Royal Museum for Central Africa, on view through May 4, 2014.

Curator Franklin Sirmans visits artist Chris Beas in his studio in East Los Angeles (Cypress Park) to talk about fútbol myths and Manchester red. Fútbol: The Beautiful Game is open through July 20, 2014.


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Share your story, participate in filmmaking workshops, and see movies as LACMA brings the Art+Film Lab to communities across Los Angeles. The Art+Film Lab is an interactive art space that comes alive through community involvement.

See the LACMA9 Art+Film Lab in action and learn more about the programs from past participants.

Supported by a grant from the The James Irvine Foundation.
Music: "Lights On" by Jesson Duller
Additional footage provided by Agustín Jiménez
Chris Burden, Urban Light, 2008, the Gordon Family Foundation’s gift to Transformation: The LACMA Campaign, © Chris Burden


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Ligon talks about his work, including his response to Mapplethorpe via Notes on the Margin of the Black Book, the coal dust paintings, AMERICA, and the Coloring series.


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Artist Sharon Lockhart talks about her work in the context of the exhibition Sharon Lockhart I Noa Eshkol, which was on view at LACMA from June 4, 2012–September 9, 2012.


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Deborah Sussman, whose work is included in the exhibition, California Design, 1930-1965: “Living in a Modern Way” talks about her early history with Charles and Ray Eames and her long career as an influential designer. For more videos like this one, download the free California Design App.


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Ceramist Harrison McIntosh, whose work is included in the exhibition California Design 1930-1965: "Living in a Modern Way", at his home studio in Claremont, California McIntosh talks about sharing a studio with Rupert Deese, his life and work. For more videos like this one, watch for the free California Design iPad app.


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Artist Ellsworth Kelly talks with curator Stephanie Barron about the exhibition at LACMA Ellsworth Kelly: Prints and Paintings, on view through April 22, 2012.

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The artist talks about his painting Saint Barts Ralph's 70th on the occasion of a visit to LACMA.


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The life and art of the Harlem Renaissance painter. [23:40]


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On the occasion of her exhibition Figure and Landscape, Opie talks about the series. [48:34]


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Artist Ruben Ochoan talks about his project Remnants of a Freeway Wall Extraction on the occasion of the exhibition Phantom Sightings at LACMA, April 6, 2008--September 1, 2008.


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The artist talks about his work on the occasion of Contemporary Projects 12: Robin Rhode, March 11, 2010--June 6, 2010.


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The artist in conversation with curator Leslie Jones on the occasion of the opening of the retrospective John Baldessari: Pure Beauty. [1:00:59]


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Photographer Firooz Zahedi talks about his images of Elizabeth Taylor taken during a 1976 trip to Iran, featured in the exhibition Elizabeth Taylor in Iran on view at LACMA February 26, 2011--June 12, 2011. [5:01]


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Artist Vija Celmins talks about her work during the mid-1960s, the subject of the exhibition at LACMA. [0:5:25]


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The artist in conversation with curator Howard Fox. [8:42]


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Courtesy of Alison Klayman and AW Asia.


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John Baldessari talks about his exhibition design for Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images, on view at LACMA November 19, 2006--March 4, 2007.


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