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An Index and Its Histories

An Index and Its Histories

Gala Porras-Kim

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, CA 11/04/2017 – 01/06/2018

What happens when artifacts from a culture with an oral tradition are collected into a predominantly visual archive? How can such an archive serve to restore such artifacts, if not to their native context, then to at least some functional mode of communication? These fundamental problems of knowledge acquisition, visual representation (both ethnographic and aesthetic),

Gala Porras-Kim. Exhibition view at An Index and Its Histories, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Commonwealth and Council Gala Porras-Kim. Exhibition view at An Index and Its Histories, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, 2017. Courtesy of Commonwealth and Council Gala Porras-Kim. Exhibition view at An Index and Its Histories, Commonwealth and Council,