Current & Upcoming


Steeped: The Art of Tea

April 7 to May 28, 2017
108 | Contemporary
In partnership with the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at The University of Tulsa
108 E. Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74103

This exhibition aims to look at the past, present, and future of tea as well as the way this distinctive drink has shaped our sense of personal, ethnic, and global identity. Some of the themes that this show aims to explore are memory, community, relationship building, reinforcement of social development, social status, culture, and ceremony.


January 29 to May 7, 2017 
VIP preview & fundraiser: January 27, 6-10 p.m. Regular Opening: January 28, 6-9 p.m. 
Artist Panel: February 11, 3 p.m. Please RSVP.

The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) and Farhang Foundation present the second biennial juried exhibition of contemporary photography and video works relating to Iranian culture or heritage. The exhibition features an international selection of emerging and mid-career artists from around the world who offer diverse perspectives of contemporary Iranian life. The group exhibition includes thirty-six photographs and eight video works. Offering a unique point of access and convergence, Focus Iran 2 provides a rare collection of perspectives from citizen journalists, personal archivists, and vernacular storytellers who are connected to Iran either by heritage or deeply felt admiration. The international jury panel consisted of Photo L.A. executive director Claudia James Bartlett, French-Iranian photojournalist Reza Deghati, also known as REZA, CAFAM exhibitions curator Holly Jerger, the J. Paul Getty Museum assistant curator of photography Arpad Kovacs, American photographer Steve McCurry, and Iranian visual artists Ali Akbar Sadeghi and Newsha Tavakolian.

Catalogues will be available for purchase in the CAFAM Shop and online.

Craft & Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 Admission: FREE every Sunday Regularly: $7 for adults; $5 for students, teachers, seniors, and veterans; free for CAFAM members

I recently contributed to Comments on Art Institutions and PracticesIn the same spirit as Institutional Critique: an anthology of artist’s writingsedited by Alexander Alberro and Blake Stimson, VISIT asked a handful of artists throughout North America to share their thoughts regarding critiques of contemporary art institutions.