Charlie White

  • CLASS DISMISSED: A ROUNDTABLE ON ART SCHOOL, USC, AND COOPER UNION

    IN AN ERA when creative economies are leading the hypermonetization of every aspect of life, from attention and identity to privacy and time, it’s not surprising that this country’s most progressive models of art education are under attack. In fact, the liberal arts and humanities are besieged across the board, increasingly expected to justify their funding, even their very existence, in universities and beyond. We are witnessing a massive cultural shift when we see the corporatization of higher education—with its top-down power structures, bloated bureaucracies, “synergistic” partnerships

  • video July 23, 2012

    Charlie White, A Life in B Tween, 2012

    2012, 4:23

    “A Life in BTween” is an animation by artist Charlie White to accompany his exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), “The Sun and Other Stars: Katy Grannan and Charlie White”. The exhibition runs from July 22 through October 14, 2012.

  • CUT AND PASTE: THE COLLAGE IMPULSE TODAY

    ONE COULD ARGUE that the current financial meltdown has been lurking behind every corner—that with each new height of global wealth, voices of reason warned that the bottom would surely fall out. Perhaps one such bellwether was the return of certain modernist strategies in art. Although most recuperations of this sort have been merely decorative or nostalgic, a few have been symptomatic of a desire to confront art’s embeddedness within political crisis, market fluctuation, and consumer taste. Collage—the medium of modernist shock par excellence—has made one such return: Though