Alvaro Barrington and Angie Martinez in Conversation

April 24, 2022

On the occasion of 91–98 jfk–lax border, Alvaro Barrington's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Blum & Poe is pleased to present a conversation with Barrington and Angie Martinez...

Musée d'Orsay: Mohamed Bourouissa's Hommage à Baudelaire

March 23, 2022

On the occasion of the bicentennial of Charles Baudelaire’s birth on April 9, 1821, the Musée d’Orsay celebrates the leading 19th century poet by hosting a series of weekly readings by creative figures from all over the world...

Alvaro Barrington: 91–98 jfk–lax border

March 12, 2022

A generation who saw the pain in the eyes and the souls of their mothers, fathers, aunties, uncles, and neighbors began to reimagine how to address these issues when the larger structural solution was locking us up. In L.A., Dr. Dre and Snoop made the less dangerous chronic cool...

Musée d'Orsay: Kenjirō Okazaki on "Le Talisman" by Paul Sérusier

February 18, 2022

On Eddie Martinez: A Walkthrough with Paul Schimmel

February 18, 2022

In conjunction with Frieze Los Angeles, celebrated curator Paul Schimmel leads a walkthrough of Eddie Martinez: Pigeon Sweat at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, in which he discusses painterly composition, imagery associated with fatherhood, and much more...

Syzygy: A Walkthrough with Theodora Allen

February 18, 2022

In conjunction with Frieze Los Angeles, Theodora Allen gives a talk on the sources of her current work including the inward and outward gaze—the subconscious in contrast with the conscious mind...

50% The Visible Woman: A Conversation with Penny Slinger

December 18, 2021

In celebration of the 50 year anniversary edition of Penny Slinger's iconic 1971 artists' book 50% The Visible Woman, Blum & Poe presents a conversation with the artist...

Musée d'Orsay: Mimi Lauter on "Trees on a yellow background" by Odilon Redon

November 19, 2021

As part of the Musée d'Orsay's video series, Une œuvre, un regard, artist Mimi Lauter discusses Odilon Redon's Trees on a yellow background, and the influence the work has had on her own practice...

On Yukinori Yanagi: Mika Yoshitake and Kris Kuramitsu

July 31, 2021

Blum & Poe presents Borders and Identity, a conversation between curators Mika Yoshitake and Kris Kuramitsu on the work of Yukinori Yanagi....

Goldsmiths CCA: Mohamed Bourouissa and Alvaro Barrington in Conversation

June 10, 2021

Artists Alvaro Barrington and Mohamed Bourouissa track their respective practices. Long-standing friends, their discussion revolves around shared approaches to making artworks...

Arizona Illustrated: Pia Camil

May 9, 2021

This week on Arizona Illustrated… Restoring the native flora, Pia Camil: Three Works, and a last look at OSIRIS-REx - Touch-And-Go...

High Line: Sam Durant

April 14, 2021

For the High Line, Sam Durant presents Untitled (drone), a fiberglass sculpture of a military drone mounted on a 25-foot-pole...

Alexander Tovborg: Dea Madonna

March 23, 2021

Shot on 16mm film at various locations in Los Angeles, including Marina Peninsula Beach, St. Augustine Church, and Oakwood playground, this film captures Alexander Tovborg’s work dea madonna (hydra in sunset) (2020)...

Dallas Contemporary: Yoshitomo Nara and Pedro Alonzo in Conversation

March 20, 2021

Tune in for a conversation between artist Yoshitomo Nara and exhibition curator Pedro Alonzo on the occasion of Nara’s career survey...

Freedom From Fear: Sam Durant

March 18, 2021

In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed four goals for "people everywhere in the world:" Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. These Four Freedoms became part of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights...

Clark Art Institute: Clark Connects with Pia Camil and Mari Rodríguez Binnie

December 21, 2020

Join artist Pia Camil as she discusses her work and her current exhibition at the Clark, Velo Revelo. Camil, whose work explores the histories of fashion and postwar painting as well as questions of privacy, publicity, and femininity...

Sam Durant | Speaking Our Minds: Artists, Racial Divides, and Cultural Inclusion

December 10, 2020

Senior Curator Sarah Montross moderates a panel on Speaking Our Minds: Artists, Racial Divides, and Cultural Inclusion. The panel features recent Rappaport Art Prize recipients, Sam Durant, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Daniela Rivera, and Sonya Clark...

I Live By The Sea: A Portrait of Artist Kazunori Hamana

December 1, 2020

Shot on Super 8 in Kazunori Hamana’s hometown, the rural fishing village of Chiba, this film captures the artist’s daily rhythm, a lifestyle in harmony with surrounding nature, incorporating organic rice-farming and fishing, all which informs Hamana’s art practice. 

Book Release | Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s

November 11, 2020

Parergon: Japanese Art of the 1980s and 1990s brings together some of the most enigmatic works that were first generated during a rich two-decade period that are pivotal to the way we understand contemporary Japanese art today...

Artist Talk: Mohamed Bourouissa

November 6, 2020

Algerian/French artist Mohamed Bourouissa explores the representation of marginalized and disenfranchised groups and communities in long-term and immersive projects spanning photography, film, and installation. In this virtual talk, Bourouissa discusses his two-channel video installation, Horse Day, on view at the Ryerson Image Centre in fall 2020...

Aaron Garber-Maikovska and Catherine Taft in Conversation

October 20, 2020

On the occasion of Aaron Garber-Maikovska's 4 from 3 dancers at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, join the artist and Catherine Taft, deputy director and curator at LAXART, Los Angeles, for a virtual conversation on the evolution of Garber-Maikovska's practice...

The Daiwa Foundation: Translating Kishio Suga: Things. Situations. Unfoldings.

October 15, 2020

From 1972 to 1981, artist Kishio Suga published a series of fragmentary statements in the exhibition listings section of Japanese art journal Bijutsu Techō. Not quite poems, and certainly not explanations of the exhibited work...

Sam Durant's Iconoclasm: On Monuments and Memorials

October 12, 2020

In a new episode, Blum & Poe Broadcasts presents a short film with Sam Durant and curator Joanna Warsza speaking on monuments, memorials, and their connection to his latest project Iconoclasm, on view at Blum & Poe Los Angeles...

LACMA: Virtual Conversation with Yoshitomo Nara and Mika Yoshitake

October 11, 2020

Facing the uncertain reality of the postponement of his retrospective, Yoshitomo Nara shares the story of his working process, his inspirations, his work as a catalyst for communication and shared interests, and the unanticipated inclusion of a new painting created during the pandemic that reflects a new artistic direction...

Tony Lewis in Dialogue with Edouard Kopp, Chief Curator of the Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, TX

September 29, 2020

Tony Lewis joins Edouard Kopp, John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Chief Curator of the Menil Drawing Institute, for a conversation about the role of language, color, and drawing in his practice...

The Drawing Center's 2020 Benefit Gala honoring Henry Taylor

September 24, 2020

Henry Taylor is one of three extraordinary individuals honored in this year's virtual version of the Drawing Center's Benefit Gala...

Zhu Jinshi's "Wood · Character" at Fusion Art Center

September 5, 2020

After a long pandemic-induced postponement, Zhu Jinshi's Wood · Character was finally able to open this summer at the Fusion Art Center in Beijing...

Virtual Studio Visit with Mark Grotjahn | MOCA, Los Angeles

May 23, 2020

Join us for MOCA’s Virtual Studio Visits series led by MOCA Director Klaus Biesenbach as he globetrots and digitally connects with artists around the world for studio visits. This week features artist Mark Grotjahn...

Linder | Bower of Bliss: An Improper Architecture | Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK

May 18, 2020

The Bower of Bliss: An Improper Architecture takes sensuality as a theme, as well as an effect of the performance. Specifically, it concerns the gendered association of feeling with femininity and rationality or thought with masculinity...

Pia Camil | Here Comes the Sun | Guggenheim Museum, New York

April 17, 2020

Pia Camil's Here Comes the Sun was activated during this special one-night event before entering the Guggenheim Museum’s permanent collection...

Agnès Varda | The Little Story of Gwen From French Brittany

April 17, 2020

The biographical short The Little Story of Gwen From French Brittany is a film about friendship and Gwen Deglise and the Director's first meeting in France many years prior...

Mohamed Bourouissa | Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize Nominee

March 9, 2020

Mohamed Bourouissa (b. 1978, Algeria) is nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2020 for his exhibition Free Trade...

On Harvey Quaytman | Apsara DiQuinzio, Suzanne Hudson, Lindsay Preston Zappas | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

December 7, 2019

Apsara DiQuinzio, Suzanne Hudson, and Lindsay Preston Zappas discuss the life and work of the artist Harvey Quaytman. This event was presented alongside the exhibition of Harvey Quaytman's work on view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles from November 9, 2019 – January 11, 2020....

Pia Camil | Here Comes the Sun | Bronx Net

November 8, 2019

Pia Camil talks with host Rhina Valentin of BronxNet about her newest project Here Comes the Sun, a fabric sculpture created for the iconic rotunda at the Guggenheim Museum in honor of their 60th anniversary...

Yukie Ishikawa | Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

September 18, 2019

Artist talk with Yukie Ishikawa on February 24, 2019 on the occassion of the group exhibition, The Herstory of Abstraction in East Asia...

>BTWN< Kandis Williams Presents Eurydice | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

August 17, 2019

Performance by Kandis Williams featuring movement by Josh Johnson and music by Patrick Belaga, and in dialog with Bracha L. Ettinger...

>BTWN< Jim Shaw and Jodi Wille | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

August 10, 2019

Jim Shaw and Jodi Wille present and discuss rare filmic clips from their respective archives, followed by music by Shaw and friends within an installation of the artist's creation...

>BTWN< Lizzi Bougatsos + Kim Gordon x Penny Slinger | Blum & Poe Los Angeles

August 8, 2019

Lizzi Bougatsos and Kim Gordon perform sonic improvisation to the projections of artist Penny Slinger's early experimental silent films from 1969...

>BTWN< No Drama! With Casey Jane Ellison | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

August 3, 2019

Casey Jane Ellison presents a gorgeous night of comedy featuring Dicey, Daniel Webb, Brodie Reed, Chase Bernstein, and Ayo Edebiri...

Tony Lewis & Matt Saunders | Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

July 16, 2019

In this lecture, Tony Lewis, a Chicago-based artist, and Matt Saunders, an artist and the Harris K. Weston Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard, discuss various practices and techniques of drawing. Considering their own work, Lewis and Saunders will explore some of the unique questions that the fugitive medium of drawing poses to contemporary audiences...

In Conversation: Tony Lewis & Hamza Walker | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

June 29, 2019

Artist Tony Lewis and curator Hamza Walker in conversation on the occasion of Lewis' exhibition Charlatan And Ultimately A Boring Man at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

Alexander Tovborg | Glass mosaic at Copenhagen Airport

June 14, 2019

Alexander Tovborg is offering visual relief with a new commission for Copenhagen Airport...

Henry Taylor | La Biennale di Venezia, Italy

May 29, 2019

Henry Taylor's aim is to honestly portray the reality of Black experience and the often-iniquitous workings of American life. The work presented at the Venice Biennale gives a small sample of Taylor's expansive purview.

Otomo Yoshihide | Zebulon, Los Angeles

May 4, 2019

Otomo Yoshihide was a pioneering figure in the Electroacoustic Improvisation scene, and today is a musician and producer – a cross-genre music maker actively performing free improvisation, noise, and pop...

SAICOBAB | Zebulon, Los Angeles

May 4, 2019

SAICOBAB is the Japanese band of vocalist YoshimiO (Boredoms, OOIOO), with Yoshida Daikiti on sitar, and Motoyuki "Hama" Hamamoto on percussion, gamelan...

Keiji Haino | Zebulon, Los Angeles

April 7, 2019

Keiji Haino is one of the key figures to emerge from the world of Japanese underground and avant-garde music in the last 50 years...

EYƎ | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

April 6, 2019

EYƎ presents a special performance using a laptop, contact mic, and light sensors. This is related to his DJ style where he compiles simulated recordings (i.e. rocks falling in gorges) and music from a variety of genres...

Yoshitomo Nara | Japan Society, New York, NY

February 1, 2019

En/trance is a series of year-long art projects aimed at bringing visual art and interactive experiences into the institution's public spaces. To kick off the series, artist Yoshitomo Nara has created new works for Japan Society’s atrium garden...

Destroyer | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

January 26, 2019

Performance By Destroyer For Friedrich Kunath's Book Launch I Don't Worry Anymore

Yukinori Yanagi | 21st Biennale of Sydney

December 18, 2018

Yukinori Yanagi explores fundamental questions of human existence through site-specific installations that negotiate a diverse range of media...

Linder | The Bower of Bliss | Art on the Underground

November 9, 2018

Artist Linder tells us more about her multi-faceted commission at Southwark station for Art on the Underground - 'The Bower of Bliss'...

Harvey Quaytman | Against the Static

October 17, 2018

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static charts the painter’s career from the 1960s through the 1990s, showcasing abstract experiments in form, texture, and color that are both formally rigorous and rich with sensuality and humor...

Friedrich Kunath | Artists in Rooms | Elephant Magazine

July 27, 2018

Friedrich Kunath shares his gut responses to a wide range of images. Created by Katya Tylevich and Alexei Tylevich.

Anya Gallaccio | Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, UK

May 23, 2018

A new exhibition by internationally renowned artist Anya Gallaccio brings a landscape of colour to the newly-restored Lindisfarne Castle...

Pia Camil | Fade into Black | SCAD, Savannah, GA

February 26, 2018

To celebrate the begging of SCAD's 2018 deFINE ART, artist Pia Camil brought her public performance of "Fade Into Black" to Forsyth Park, Savannah, GA...

Lynda Benglis | SCI-Arc | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles | SCI-Arc

February 13, 2018

SCI-Arc faculty member Kavior Moon discusses the linkages between form, process, and materials in Lynda Benglis' latest self-titled exhibition of recent works at Blum & Poe gallery...

Julian Schnabel | NOWNESS | Philip Johnson's Glass House, New Canaan, CT

August 9, 2017

Built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, has become a place of pilgrimage for lovers of modern and contemporary painting and sculpture...

Dave Muller | Now Where Were We? | Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

March 27, 2017

Artist Dave Muller asks these questions in Now Where Were We?, his temporary re-installation of Minneapolis Institute of Art's contemporary art galleries...

Henry Taylor | 2017 Whitney Biennial

March 24, 2017

Henry Taylor makes paintings that confront the increasingly visible racial tensions between law enforcement and the communities they serve. In this studio visit, he discusses his process and source imagery...

Penny Slinger | Out Of The Shadows | Film Trailer

March 4, 2017

Penny Slinger: Out Of The Shadows is the incredible, untold story of the British artist Penny Slinger and the traumatic events that led to the creation of her masterpiece, the 1977 photo-romance, An Exorcism...

Kishio Suga | Situations | Pirellli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy

December 20, 2016

Kishio Suga's “Situations” is the first European retrospective dedicated to Kishio Suga (b. 1944 in Morioka, Japan)...

Nobuo Sekine | Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

December 6, 2016

“I create works with the perspective of admiration for nature. I believe that my job is to convey the richness of nature to viewers.” Japanese artist Nobuo Sekine’s sculptures defy gravity. Learn how he got the idea to elevate a rock – and make it fly...

Françoise Grossen | 2016 American Craft Council Awards

October 10, 2016

Françoise Grossen is a 2016 inductee into the American Craft Council College of Fellows...

Julian Hoeber | SCI-Arc | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

September 27, 2016

A conversation with artists Julian Hoeber and Cayetano Ferrer discussing Hoeber’s recent exhibition at Blum & Poe...

Carroll Dunham | NOWNESS

April 28, 2016

In a new film from New York-based production company How Follows What, director Sam Fleischner captures the artist’s unique process...

Kazumi Nakamura | VernissageTV | Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

September 15, 2015

The current exhibition at the gallery Blum & Poe in Los Angeles is Japanese artist Kazumi Nakamura's first solo exhibition in the United States...

Tony Lewis | MOCA Cleveland, OH

June 2, 2015

Tony Lewis on his installation of a large text piece, visible from MOCA Cleveland's monumental stair...

Alma Allen | 2014 Whitney Biennial

March 5, 2014

2014 Whitney Biennial artist Alma Allen discusses his process and use of natural materials from his studio in Joshua Tree, CA...

Linder | The Ultimate Form | TateShots

May 16, 2013

This new dance performance by the artist Linder was inspired by Barbara Hepworth's monumental sculpture The Family of Man...

New Yorkers! This is your chance to see the first comprehensive retrospective of one of America’s most adventurous and...
Follow along as Alexander Tovborg takes us through his solo exhibition “Beyond Devotion,” on view now at Blum & Poe...
Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States...
Come shop our bookstore during the Summer Book Sale! We’re currently offering 25% off most titles and merchandise...
Los Angeles! Happening July 7—Blum & Poe is pleased to co-present, alongside Brain Dead Studios...
Art Basel 2022 (@artbasel) is now open to the public! Be sure to see our presentation at booth K18.Works are on view by...
Attention Chicago 🎉 Theodora Allen’s (@theodora_allen) solo exhibition “Saturnine” at the Driehaus Museum...
Our presentation at Art Basel 2022 (@artbasel) is now open to preview. Find us at booth K18! We’ll be here through Sunday...
“I put myself squarely in a more intuitive camp versus a planner; I’m just not that type of painter. I do think that part of working...
“On the first floor, the progress of Lee’s painting career is told from the early monochrome ‘From Point’ and ‘From Line’...
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