Where is Ana Mendieta?

Through the merge of nature with the power of the feminine, Mendieta addressed issues of displacement as an exiled woman of color in Iowa. She is best known for her “earth-body” artwork, specifically her Silueta series in which she hoped to access an “omnipresent female force” through imprinting her naked body in various outdoor environments and sometimes filling her silhouettes with materials such as rocks, flowers, and blood. Due to her controversial death in 1985, Mendieta’s legacy serves as prominent focus and catalyst of the feminist movement.

Jazz Reggae Festival Returns Strong on its 31st Anniversary

Jazz Reggae is a longstanding tradition at UCLA that began with in 1986, born from the desire to promote student performers and examine the intersections of different art forms within the spectrum of jazz. The festival later expanded, incorporating reggae and jazz forms of music, which have inspired hip hop, R&B, rap, and soul music. From visual and live art to live music performances and local vendors, the festival has incorporated various cultural aspects that honor the diversity of Los Angeles and the rich history of Jazz and Reggae genres.

Girlpool Grows Up With “Powerplant”

Los Angeles folk punk duo Girlpool’s Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad met when they were just teenagers at The Smell, a local DIY venue. Since then, they have produced work mapping their maturation as people and as musicians, leading up to the release of their newest album, “Powerplant”. With stylistic decisions such as the addition of a drummer and rhythm guitarist to the album, it is clear that Girlpool is evolving. While these changes may be shocking to Girlpool fans, they come as proof of growth and expansion Cleo and Harmony have experienced since the early days of the band.