LAXART Names Malik Gaines as New Curator

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- LAXART has named Malik Gaines as its new curator. Malik Gaines has worked as an independent curator in Los Angeles for several years, and has worked previously on a several projects at LAXART, and he is curating a major project in the upcoming Pacific Standard Time public arts festival in January 2012. He is also an art critic, contributing to several publications in the past including Artforum, ArtReview and Frieze, and works as an artist with the collective My Barbarian. Malik Gaines is a curator, writer, and artist based in Los Angeles. At LAXART, he has organized exhibitions and projects including “Kalup Linzy: All My Churen” (2006), “Talks About Acts” (2007), “Anna Sew Hoy: Pow” (2008), and “Colter Jacobsen: Searchin’ Vs. Buildin’” (2010). Gaines has worked as an independent curator of exhibitions including “Fade: African American Artists in Los Angele