Author: Malik Gaines

MALIK GAINES is a writer and performer based in LA. He has written for numerous publications including Artforum and Frieze, and performs with his musical group, My Barbarian, which has done recent projects at Participant, Inc. in NYC, The Power Plant in Toronto, and the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Gaines teaches writing at the University of California Irvine.


Articles Written by Malik Gaines:

Kara Walker at REDCAT

At the opening reception for Kara Walker’s multimedia project “Song of the South” at downtown LA’s REDCAT Gallery, the artist adopted the eerily detached voice of a little girl playing with her dolls. “Help us! Help us!” she cried while perched behind a semitransparent screen maneuvering little shadow puppets that had been overcome by a… Read more »