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Senga Nengudi

Born Sue Irons in Chicago in 1943, Senga Nengudi studied art and dance in Los Angeles in the 1960s, with a year between undergraduate and graduate school spent at Waseda University in Tokyo. She beg…

Blues for Smoke

With the recent “Pacific Standard Time” program of postwar art shows, and now the Museum of Contemporary Art’s “Blues for Smoke,” Los Angeles has emerged as a place to challenge curatorial conventio…