Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Prussian Blue Prussian Blue

Prussian Blue

Yishai Jusidman

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) San Francisco, California, USA 12/01/2017 – 03/25/2018

The Los Angeles–based Mexican painter Yishai Jusidman has an uncanny gift for conjuring naturalistic depictions that probe visual perception and the ethics of representation. YBCA showcases for the first time in the United States the acclaimed exhibition Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, originally organized by the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. The featured paintings

Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photographs by Charlie Villyard Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photographs by Charlie Villyard Yishai Jusidman: Prussian

THREE-PEAT THREE-PEAT

THREE-PEAT

Esmaa Mohamoud

ltd los angeles Los Angeles, California, USA 02/16/2018 – 03/24/2018

ltd los angeles presents THREE-PEAT, Toronto-based Esmaa Mohamoud’s first solo gallery exhibition. For her debut, Mohamoud further develops her large-scale installation recently featured at The Art Gallery of Ontario, through her continued investigation into binaries and aesthetics of sports culture as it relates to race and gender, through industrial sculpture, text, and printed photographs on varying

Esmaa Mohamoud. Installation view of THREE-PEAT at ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018. Courtesy of ltd los angeles Esmaa Mohamoud. Installation view of THREE-PEAT at ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018. Courtesy of ltd los angeles Esmaa Mohamoud. Installation view of THREE-PEAT at ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018.

Endless Nights

Endless Nights

Guadalupe Rosales and Eddie Ruvalcaba

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, California 01/20/2018 – 03/03/2018

At the intersection of art and archival work, Guadalupe Rosales seizes social media as a radical opportunity: a generous platform to engage and develop multiple modes of discourse. Her ongoing projects Veteranas and Rucas (@veteranas_and_rucas) and Map Pointz (@map-pointz) broach the importance of self-representation and self-historicization, showing how lived experiences and memories find potent revival

Guadalupe Rosales and Eddie Ruvalcaba. Installation view of Endless Nights, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, USA, 2018. Courtesy the artists and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. Photo: Ruben Diaz Guadalupe Rosales and Eddie Ruvalcaba. Installation view of Endless Nights, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, USA, 2018. Courtesy the artists and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles.

Pasado mañana Pasado mañana

Pasado mañana

Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, USA 01/20/2018 – 03/03/2018

Commonwealth and Council presents Pasado mañana, an exhibition of new work by Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza. Together, they posit immigrant labor as a foundation for building a future in which multiple imaginaries of gender, race, class, and culture become possible. “Pasado mañana,” Spanish for “the day after tomorrow,” translates literally as “when tomorrow has

Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza. Exhibition view of Pasado mañana at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018. Courtesy of the artists and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles. Photo: Ruben Diaz Beatriz Cortez and Rafa Esparza. Exhibition view of Pasado mañana at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2018. Courtesy of the artists

Selected Drawings

Selected Drawings

Elsa-Louise Manceaux and Diego Salvador Rios

Ruberta Glendale, California, USA 01/20/2018 – 02/18/2018

Lodos presents Selected Drawings, a two-person exhibition by Mexico City-based artists Elsa-Louise Manceaux and Diego Salvador Rios. The show is comprised of a selection of drawings made between 2008 and 2018. Selected Drawings is an attempt to map a daily occurrence in both artists’ practices. Both Manceaux and Salvador Rios see drawing as research towards different

Elsa-Louise Manceaux and Diego Salvador Rios. Installation view of Selected Drawings, Ruberta, Los Angeles, 2018. Courtesy of Ruberta Elsa-Louise Manceaux and Diego Salvador Rios. Installation view of Selected Drawings, Ruberta, Los Angeles, 2018. Courtesy of Ruberta Elsa-Louise Manceaux and Diego Salvador Rios. Installation view of Selected Drawings, Ruberta, Los Angeles, 2018. Courtesy of Ruberta Lodos

A Curious Herbal

A Curious Herbal

Genevieve Belleveau, Brian Khek, Dwyer Kilcollin, and more...

Garden Los Angeles, California, USA 01/19/2018 – 03/03/2018

Artists: Genevieve Belleveau, Brian Khek, Dwyer Kilcollin, Arden Surdam, Naoki Sutter-Shudo, Alice Wang Garden returns with A Curious Herbal, a group exhibition that investigates varying approaches to botanical representation. Utilizing imagery of flowers, fauna, fruits, and plants, the works included invoke themes of utility and ornament, preservation and mortality, collection and the Archive, arrangement and display. A Curious

A Curious Herbal, Garden, 2018, installation view. Courtesy Garden, Los Angeles. Photo: Jeff McLane. Genevieve Belleveau, Bloom & Bust II, 2018. Frosted acrylic, latex, flowers, plastic. 8.5 x 5.5 x 2.25 inches. Courtesy the artist and Garden, Los Angeles. Photo: Jeff McLane. Genevieve Belleveau, Transactional Aesthetics, 2018. Performed with Themba Alleyne.Durational performance with spoken word,

Mírame

Mírame

by Joey Terrill

A cross-generational narrative of queer Chicanx and Latinx artists finds a common space in LA. I don’t attempt a critique of Pacific Standard Time or the myriad queer Latinx works that will be presented in it. What I offer instead is a personal reflection as a gay Chicano artist who is beginning to be considered an “elder” in the queer community, an

A cross-generational narrative of queer Chicanx and Latinx artists finds a common space in LA. Gabriel Garcia Roman, Carlos & Fernando, 2015. Silkscreen print. Photo courtesy of the artist. I don’t attempt a critique of Pacific Standard Time or the myriad queer Latinx works that will be presented in it. What I offer instead is a personal reflection as

Radical Women in a City of Dreams

Radical Women in a City of Dreams

by Arden Decker

When museums re-write art history to include the women they so long ignored. Wishes, dreams, and fantasies are important parts of our creative lives. They are steps a writer integrates into her craft. They are the spectrum of resources to reach the truth, the heart of things, the immediacy and the impact of human conflict.

When museums re-write art history to include the women they so long ignored. Wishes, dreams, and fantasies are important parts of our creative lives. They are steps a writer integrates into her craft. They are the spectrum of resources to reach the truth, the heart of things, the immediacy and the impact of human conflict.

Cultural Representation and the Demise of NAFTA Cultural Representation and the Demise of NAFTA

Cultural Representation and the Demise of NAFTA

by Eduardo Abaroa

Eduardo Abaroa and Rubén Ortíz-Torres talk about the art scenes in LA and Mexico City framed by globalization in a neoliberal era. Eduardo Abaroa: I want to begin by recalling a discussion we had many times while I was living in Los Angeles, your adopted city. Why is there so little contact between the art

Eduardo Abaroa and Rubén Ortíz-Torres talk about the art scenes in LA and Mexico City framed by globalization in a neoliberal era. Eduardo Abaroa; Total Destruction of the Anthropology Museum (Photoshop), 2016. Photographic mural. Photo courtesy of the artist Eduardo Abaroa: I want to begin by recalling a discussion we had many times while I

Anna Maria Maiolino Anna Maria Maiolino

Anna Maria Maiolino

Anna Maria Maiolino

The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, California, USA 08/04/2017 – 01/22/2018

MOCA presents Anna Maria Maiolino, the Brazilian artist’s first major United States museum retrospective. This large-scale survey covers Maiolino’s extraordinary oeuvre from the early 1960s to the present, bringing together expressive woodblock prints, visceral cement sculptures, politically-charged films and performances, fluid drawings, and monumental installations of unfired clay. Visitors chart a path through Brazilian art history

Installation view of Anna Maria Maiolino, August 4–December 31, 2017 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest Installation view of Anna Maria Maiolino, August 4–December 31, 2017 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest Installation