Beyond Frieze: Art Highlights in LA

Site-specific installations, large-scale sculpture, surreal digital self-portraits and other must-see work

In a few days, Los Angeles will briefly become the center of the art world. With art fairs Frieze, Felix and Art Los Angeles Contemporary in Hollywood and Spring Break in DTLA, the weekend of 14 February is slated to be an exciting one for art enthusiasts. But LA is an art-centric city all year, and beyond this weekend’s fairs, there are plenty of exhibitions worth visiting. …

MUTEK MONTRÉAL 2019: Future Tense

Highlights from the festival's Forum_IMG, a symposium dedicated to the impact of creative digital technology

Though better known for its line-up of experimental musicians, MUTEK goes beyond the stage with Forum IMG, a symposium dedicated to the exploration of the practical and theoretical impacts of creative digital technology. It makes MUTEK a truly unique estuary of learning and experience, reformatting the festival concept from entertainment-only to a place for education. The program featured leading industry professionals and creatives presenting a …

Premiere: “Shadowboxes and Porcelain Faces” by Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones

A glimpse at the darkness afoot in our digital lives

At 22 years old, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stone‘s front-woman has already performed more than 2,500 times. It’s a staggering number for a musician of any age, but Wicklund not only got an early start (at age eight), but also continues to sign on for extended stints on the road—including a 30-stop tour right now. Wisdom gained from these travels infuses her exquisite vocal …