Critics' Guide to Los Angeles
Arcade Athletics and Eco-Feminist Mythology: the Exhibitions to See in Los Angeles
From Faith Wilding’s animistic deities to Pierre Guyotat’s orgiastic drawings, the frieze editors review their favourite shows in LA
E'wao Kagoshima Artillery Magazine
July 17, 2018
Read online here
Artforum: Henry Flynt
by Kavior Moon
Four Bay Area Iconoclasts and Eccentrics
Dysfunctional Formulas of Love
Review for Art Agenda
by Jonathan Griffin
November 3, 2017
KCRW Art Talk: Chris Finley, Benjamin Weissman and Cindy Bernard
by Jennifer Piejko
Frieze Critic's Guide: Los Angeles
Critic's Guide: Los Angeles
by Summer Guthery
Nathaniel Mellors at The Box, Los Angeles
Featured as an exhibition slideshow for Artnews
View the slideshow here
Nathaniel Mellors at The Box
Artforum Critics' Picks
by Andrew Berardini
read the full text here
Review: Independent Fair Is More Conventional, but Still Eye-Catching
New York Times
by Martha Schwendener
The Top 10 Booths at Independent New York 2016
By Brian Boucher
Fresh New Digs for Aging Independent
Art F City
By Chris Green
Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Los Angeles Art Shows
Let Power Take A Female Form included as one of Hyperallergic's Top 10 LA shows of 2015
Let Power Take A Female Form
By Kavior Moon
Experience Three Generations of Art at The Box Gallery Before It's Gone
for Los Angeles Magazine
by Carter Sherman
Let Power Take a Female Form
Art That Speaks to Deeper Issues
By Sharon Mizota
Let Power Take a Female Form
An Artist Made a Video Game About her Grandmother
By Catherine Wagley
Let Power Take a Female Form
by Shana Nys Dambrot
'Let Power Take A Female Form'
Featured on ArtAddict.net
Carla Snap Review: Mirror Effect
By Evan Moffitt
Review: Living Inside-Out
By Christina Catherine Martinez
21 May 2014
Video: Irving Blum and Billy Al Bengston speak about the work of John Altoon, 2010-11
It Speaks to Me: Monique Prieto on John Altoon
By Monique Prieto, as told to Jori Finkel
The Los Angeles Times: Culture Monster
23 November 2011
Critics' Picks: John Altoon
By Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
October 10, 2008
Art review: John Altoon at the Box
Best Shows in Los Angeles 2008
By Catherine Taft
Wallace Berman's Photographs
By Lorraine Wild
12 September 2007
The Box at Frieze New York
Visit us at Frieze New York
May 2 - 5, preview May 1, 2019
The Box will be closed December 23rd - 26th.
We will resume our regular hours (Wednesday - Saturday, 12 PM - 6 PM) on Thursday, December 27th.
Zillionaires against Humanity at Skid Row History Museum and Archive
Zillionaires Against Humanity: Sabotaging the Skid Row Neighborhood Council on view through June 30 at the Skid Row History Museum and Archive.
More info here.
Sarah Conaway in Fictive Kin
Sarah Conaway is featured in Fictive Kin with Annette Kelm and Kim Schoen, curated by Kathryn Poindexter. The exhibition is on view at the Culver Center of the Arts, UC Riverside February 24 - May 6, 2018.
More info here.
Wally Hedrick at Greene Naftali Gallery
Wally Hedrick is featured in the group exhibition Walking Point on view at Greene Naftali Gallery in New York February 16 - March 10, 2018.
More info here.
Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks at New Museum
Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks
February 6 - April 15, 2018
Robert Mallary at The Mayor Gallery
Reliefs 1957 - 1961
November 1 - December 1, 2017
Nathaniel Mellors in National Gallery of Victoria Triennial
December 15, 2017 - April 15, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
Nathaniel Mellors 'Ourhouse Ep. -1: 'Time'' screening at mother's tankstation limited
Nathaniel Mellors Ourhouse Ep. -1: 'Time' will screen at mother's tankstation limited on November 30, December 1 & 2 at 5 pm. The screenings are part of Being Infrastructural curated by Maeve Connolly, November 2 - December 16, 2017.
BORIS LURIE in Habana at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Cuba
BORIS LURIE in Habana is a survey of work by Boris Lurie, curated by Joan Guaita and organized by Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Boris Lurie Foundation. The exhibition is on view from September 22 - November 19, 2017.
Rick Potts at Greenspon in New York
Rick Potts has a solo exhibition at Greenspon gallery in New York.
March 4 - April 15, 2017
LAFMS BOX BOX record release celebration
Nathaniel Mellors in The National or the Skip
Nathaniel Mellors is featured in The National or the Skip with Slate Projects currently on view at The Averard Hotel in London through October 23rd
Paul McCarthy conversation and book signing
Olaymai Dabls: Flags Erotic Rights
Olyami Dabls: Flags Erotic Rights
Henry Taylor's 810 East 3rd Street, #41
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Sat, May 21, 2016, 5-10pm
Sun, May 22, 2016, 2pm
Dabls, Henry Taylor, & Lorcan O’Herlihy
Henry Taylor’s is pleased to present the first Los Angeles exhibition of Olayami Dabls. One of the founders of the contemporary Detroit art scene, for over three decades Dabls has worked as an artist, historian and curator, lecturing extensively on African material culture to international audiences. In 2000 he opened the African Bead Museum on the corner of Grand River and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. Here, Dabls houses his renowned collection of African beads, textiles and cultural objects. Surrounded by a sprawling sculpture garden comprised of eighteen outdoor installations that reference the different aspects of colonization through the metaphor of “Iron Teaching Rocks to Rust,” the museum attracts visitors from around the world. Occupying almost an entire city block, Dabls’ African Bead Museum is a tool through which communities come to understand the deep African roots in Detroit.
Curated by Corazon del Sol and Yael Lipschutz, Flags Erotic Rights represents three distinct bodies of work created by Dabls over a thirty-year period. A meditation on the contradictory nature of the United States as a symbol of both oppression and freedom, Flags (1985) is comprised of fourteen paintings of the United States flag seen from various angles. Erotic refers to the African Kama Sutra (2005-2009), a series of drawings, paintings and collages Dabls created in order to reclaim the humanity and beauty of African sexuality. Rights (1985) is a group of paintings and paper cutout collages about the Civil Rights Movement, made while Dabls was working as a curator and artist-in-residence at Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
In addition to these three bodies of work, a selection of beads from the African Bead Museum will be on view. Rarely seen outside of Detroit, Dabls’ work recently received the attention of the Knight Foundation, who awarded him a $100,000 grant to cover renovations of the African Bead Museum, a project that will be spearheaded by the LA-based firm Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA). All profits from Dabls’ exhibition at Henry Taylor’s go towards the goal of matching the Knight Foundation’s award. The exhibition will be accompanied by a public conversation between Dabls, Henry Taylor and Lorcan O’Herlihy, moderated by Corazon del Sol and Yael Lipschutz.
SASSAS Blast!  & Bootleg LP Auction
We are thrilled to announce that Blast! , our annual garden party and fundraiser, returns to the beautiful home of the Hillenburg Family in San Marino on Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Blast!  features a glam musical tribute to David Bowie and Prince with Mannequins with Kill Appeal, plus Bowie/Prince Karaoke with special guests, along with great food and drink, a reprise of our popular Bootleg LP Art Auction and the return of MC Tom Stern (Freaked, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Man Show). Dublab impresario Ale Cohen spins tunes throughout the afternoon.
More than 80 artists are contributing to a reprise of our Bootleg LP Auction including Aaron Curry, Katie Grinnin, Alice Könitz, Friedrich Kunath and Chris Martin. 1301PE is hosting a pop up preview May 19-21, with an artist reception Thursday, May 19 from 6-9pm.
All proceeds from Blast!  support SASSAS’s experimental art and sound programming.
Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen to represent Finland at the 2017 Venice Biennale
Congratulations to Nathaniel Mellors and Erkka Nissinen, who have been selected to represent Finland at the 57th Venice Biennale with their proposal The Aalto Natives. The exhibition is curated by Xander Karskens.
Read the full announcement here.
'Prequel Dump' extended one week, now closing Saturday, April 16
Now closing Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Open Sunday, March 13
The gallery will be open Sunday, March 13 from noon to 6pm during the grand opening of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel
The Box booth Top Ten of Independent
"The Top 10 Booths at Independent New York 2016"
By Brian Boucher
The Box will be open the following days during the holiday:
Wednesday, December 23 - open
December 24-25 - closed
Saturday, December 26 - open
Wednesday, December 30 - open
December 31- January 1 - closed
Saturday, January 2 - open
Paramount Ranch III
The Box is thrilled to be participating in the third installment of Paramount Ranch
January 30-31, 2016
The Box will be CLOSED this Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.
We will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 28 during our regular business hours of 12 to 6pm.
Julien Bismuth & Naotaka Hiro in group show at La Ferme Du Buisson
Alfred Jarry Archipelago: La Valse Des Pantins - Act II
October 18, 2015 - February 14, 2015
William Anastasi, Julien Bismuth, Paul Chan, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Rainer Ganahl, Dora Garcia, Naotaka Hiro, Mike Kelley, Tala Madani, Nathaniel Mellors, Henrik Olesen
Gallery CLOSED July 3rd & 4th for Independence Day
The Box will be closed Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4.
We will resume our regular hours of noon to 6pm Wednesday, July 8.
LAST WEEK to see Mirror Effect
X-TRA Spring Launch: The Conversation Saturday May 9th
Come celebrate the newest issue of X-TRA, Spring, and Women!
Co-presented with the Women’s Center for Creative Work
Teasing out and expanding on ideas from her essay The Conversation: The Young Female Artist as Historian, Catherine Wagley will moderate a conversational panel with Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Yael Lipschutz, and Corazon del Sol.
Saturday May 9th, 2015
at 3 pm
The Box Gallery
805 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Box presents the LAFMS at Paramount Ranch 1/31-2/1/15
The Box is excited to be a part of the second installment of Paramount Ranch, January 31 – February 1, 2015. The Box will be exhibiting work by members of The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS), which will be accompanied by LAFMS performances. Details on schedule times forthcoming. In the meantime, stay updated on The Box's Facebook page HERE. Additionally, LAFMS founding member, Fredrik Nilsen, wrote an article about Extended Organ for The Enemy. Read the full article and listen to 'Frankenstein' (1999) HERE.
January 31 – February 1, 2015
Barbara T. Smith in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist for 'Artist Books and Cookies'
Wednesday, January 28 at 7 PM
111 N. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Launched in 2012 by ForYourArt with Fundación Alumnos47 as an event series devoted to artist books, Artist Books and Cookies continues with activities at the LA Art Book Fair and Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Through these activities and conversations, Artist Books and Cookies provides a platform to discuss the medium of artist books within today’s contemporary art landscape.
On January 28th, in anticipation of Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair, Hans Ulrich Obrist will interview Tauba Auerbach, Felipe Ehrenberg, and Barbara T. Smith about their bookmaking practices.
Barbara T. Smith is recognized for her prolific self-published Xeroxed books, which document and explore her personal life by presenting a kind of material autobiography. She is also known for her performance work of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which was at the forefront of feminist, body, and performance art.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closed for Thanksgiving holiday
The Box will be CLOSED on Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. However, the gallery will be open during our regular hours (12 noon to 6 pm) on Wednesday 11/26 and Saturday 11/29.
Simone Forti performing at Louvre
CLOSED FRIDAY FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY
The Box will be closed on Friday, July 4 for the holiday. We will be open on Saturday, July 5 for the last day of the Men in LA exhibition.
For questions please email email@example.com.
CLOSED WEDNESDAY JUNE 18, 2014
LAST WEEK to see Painters of Modern Life
LAST WEEK to see Painters of Modern Life at The Box before it closes this Saturday, 5/24!
Curated by Mitchell Algus, the show features four artists: Dan Burkhart, E'wao Kagoshima, Juanita McNeely, and Jakub Julian Ziolkowski.
The Box is open Wednesday - Saturday, noon to 6 PM.
The Box at Frieze New York 2014
The Box is pleased to announce our participation in Frieze New York 2014.
May 9 - 12, 2014
Randall's Island Park, Manhattan, New York
Friday, May 9 - 11am–7pm
Saturday, May 10 - 11am–7pm
Sunday, May 11 - 11am–7pm
Monday, May 12 - 11am–6pm
For more informaiton about The Box at Frieze NY, tickets and more, visit their website: http://exhibitors.friezenewyork.com/index.php?r=artwork/viewer
Melinda Ring: 'Forgetful Snow' opening at The Kitchen May 8, 2014
Melinda Ring: Forgetful Snow
May 8 - 17, 2014
Details here: http://thekitchen.org/event/melinda-ring-forgetful-snow
The Box at Independent, NY
The Box is ecstatic to bring the work of Robert Mallary to the Independent, New York, located at 548 West 22nd Street, March 7-9.
Visit The Box on the second floor of the building.
Public fair hours:
Friday, March 7: 12-7pm
Saturday, March 8: 12-8pm
Sunday, March 9: 12-6pm
For tickets, general information and inquiries please visit
Hope to see you there!
Last weekend of Renzo Martens: Episode III at The Box
Renzo Martens: Episode III closes this Saturday, March 1. Don't miss your last chance to see the show!
The 90-minute film 'Episode III' is shown daily during the exhibition at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.
The Box is open Wednesday - Saturday, noon - 6 pm.
The Box Crew at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2014
Don't miss some of The Box crew at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2014!
Thursday, January 30 --- LAFMS performing
The Box and East of Borneo present: The Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) performing live on the KCHUNG Radio Stage, 6 - 8 pm
6pm: John Wiese + Ted Byrnes
7pm: Extended Organ
Sunday, February 2 --- Simone Forti reading for Artists Read Baldessari
1 - 3 pm, RSVP required due to limited space.
Artists and special surprise guests will read from More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari (eds. Meg Cranston and Hans Ulrich Obrist, JRP|Ringier), two new volumes from the publisher’s complete Baldessari writings project. Featuring previously unpublished texts, notes to students, course handouts, texts on other artists and portions of his notebooks,the volumes are an experiment in how a literary genre might encompass artists’ writings, having them stand alone in a book without images.
Ongoing Exhibition --- Leigh Ledare
Check out this collaborative project created exclusively for the LA Art Book Fair by Leigh Ledareand Nicolas Guagnini, presented by Andrew Roth and PPP Editions. It consists of an intervention into 100 books on the social sciences: Marxism, psychoanalysis, linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, literary and art criticism, cultural studies, and literature. The intervention consists of circular holes filled with a variation of positions and possibilities within human sexual interaction.
For more information on these and other events, please visit:
The Box heads to New York in 2014 for Frieze and Independent
The Box is tremendously proud to be a part of two upcoming art fairs in New York in 2014.
Independent New York
March 6-9, 2014
Frieze New York
May 9-12, 2014
Details to come!
Graduate Lecture Series: Mara McCarthy
20 February 2013
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Graduate Lecture Series: Mara McCarthy
The USC Roski School Graduate Lecture Series, or Visiting Artist Forum, is open to the public and consists of a two-hour, in-depth presentation by a prominent artist, writer, or curator, followed by a group discussion that allows students and faculty to raise questions, ideas, and problems
For more information on this event, please go here.
See all upcoming lectures here.
USC University Park Campus
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Carolee Schneemann Videos presented by Los Angeles Filmforum
In response to the exhibition Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-62, the Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents an international program of radical films that puncture the image, three-dimensionalize the film surface, or otherwise challenge the traditional cinematic experience.
Carolee Schneemann's seminal work “Fuses” will be on view.
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:00 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents: Breaking the Plane
MOCA Grand Avenue
250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012
In addition to her appearance at The Box's panel discussion on Painting this Saturday, Carolee will be presenting her new video works in person at the Spielberg Theatre, Egyptian on Sunday.
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents: Carolee Schneemann: New videos of the Performing Artist
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
For further information, please go here.
Best Wishes from The Box
The Box, LA will be closed for the holidays starting December 23, 2012.
We will reopen on January 2, 2012.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!
- April 13 - May 25, 2019
- February 2 - March 30, 2019
- November 17, 2018 - January 19, 2019
- September 15 - November 3, 2018
- June 23 - August 4, 2018
- January 27 - March 24, 2018
- November 18, 2017 - January 13, 2018
- 10 & 11 November, 2017
- September 17 - November 4, 2017
- May 27 - July 8, 2017
- July 22, 23 & 29, 2017
- April 1 - May 13, 2017
- February 11 - March 18, 2017
- December 10, 2016 - January 28, 2017
- September 17 - October 29, 2016
- July 16 & 17, 2016
- April 30 - June 25, 2016
- February 27 - April 16, 2016
- January 16 - February 13, 2016
- November 14, 2015 - January 9, 2016
- September 19 - October 31, 2015
- June 27 - August 8, 2015
- May 23 - June 20, 2015
- March 21 - May 2, 2015
- January 24 - March 7, 2015
- November 15, 2014 - January 10, 2015
- September 13 - November 1, 2014
- July 11 - 20, 2014
- May 31 - July 5, 2014
- April 17 - May 24, 2014
- April 4 - 6, 2014
- January 25 - March 1, 2014
- November 24, 2013 - January 5, 2014
- September 7 - October 26, 2013
- April 27 - June 22, 2013
- February 16 - March 30, 2013
- December 1, 2012 - February 2, 2013
- September 8 - October 27, 2012
- May 11 - July 21, 2012
- March 17 - April 21, 2012
- January 14 - February 25, 2012
- November 19, 2011 - July 28, 2012
- November 5 - December 17, 2011
- September 17 - October 22, 2011
- June 4 - July 9, 2011
- April 2 - May 14, 2011
- February 12 - March 19, 2011
- December 16, 2010 - January 29, 2011
- November 6 - November 20, 2010
- September 17 - October 23, 2010
- May 22 - July 4, 2010
- February 6 - April 4, 2010
- November 21 - January 4, 2010
- September 11 - October 24, 2009
- June 27 - July 25, 2009
- May 9 - June 13, 2009
- March 14 - April 28, 2009
- January 18 - February 7, 2009
- December 11 - December 13, 2008
- October 25 - November 15, 2008
- September 13 - October 18, 2008
- May 10- June 7, 2008
- March 21 - April 26, 2008
- January 18 - February 28, 2008
- November 17 - January 5, 2008
- October 6 - November 3, 2007
- June 9 - July 27, 2007