Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Made in L.A. 2018, at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA Made in L.A. 2018, at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Made in L.A. 2018, at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

By Carribean Fragoza Los Angeles, California, USA 06/03/2018 – 09/02/2018

Imaginemos Cosas Chingonas: Astonishment and vision in Made in L.A. 2018 Think back to the last time you were astonished by something. I mean genuinely, viscerally astonished so that you felt gripped or overwhelmed in spite of yourself. Astonishment at an art show for the regular art-goer, like blushing for a correteadx, is hard to

Beatriz Cortez, vista de instalación, Made in L.A. 2018, 3 de junio – 2 de septiembre, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Ángeles. Foto: Brian Forrest. Imagen cortesía de Hammer Museum. Imaginemos cosas chingonas: asombro y visión en Made in L.A. 2018 Piensa en la última vez que te asombró algo. Me refiero a estar asombrado genuinamente,

Cavernous

Cavernous

Young Joon Kwak and Mutant Salon

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions LACE Los Angeles, California, USA 07/12/2018 – 08/26/2018

LACE’s Summer Residency presents CAVERNOUS by artist Young Joon Kwak and Mutant Salon, a collective of queer-trans-femme-POC artists and performers and a platform for community collaborations. CAVERNOUS is a kaleidoscopic environment that queers the last bastion of manhood in the domestic space—the man cave. CAVERNOUS fractures the patriarchal myth of male privilege and provides an access point for an ongoing critical

Young Joon Kwak & Mutant Salon, CAVERNOUS, installation view. Courtesy of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Photo by Chris Wormald Young Joon Kwak, Vaginis Head Wig II-IV, 2018, Ceramic, paint, custom-made wig Stylist Rosario Ribera from “Hollywood Wigs” owned by Christine & You. Courtesy of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Photo by Chris Wormald Jacinto

Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake

Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake

Jorge Satorre

REDCAT Los Angeles, California, USA 05/12/2018 – 07/08/2018

Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining is the first solo exhibition by Mexican artist Jorge Satorre (Mexico City, 1979) in the United States. The commissioned installation by Satorre consists of a series of sculptures and drawings that collectively portray alternative and subjective historical narratives, developed by the artist in contrast to standard, institutional versions of

Jorge Satorre. Vista de la exposición Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake, REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2018. Courtesy of REDCAT. Photo: Brica Wilcox Jorge Satorre. Vista de la exposición Pancha, the Colorful Bird and the Shining Snake, REDCAT, Los Angeles, 2018. Courtesy of REDCAT. Photo: Brica Wilcox Jorge Satorre. Vista de la exposición Pancha,

Marilyn Minter Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Minter

Regen Projects Los Angeles, California, USA 05/19/2018 – 06/23/2018

Regen Projects presents an exhibition of new paintings, photographs, and a video work by New York-based artist Marilyn Minter. This marks her third solo presentation at the gallery. Over the course of her decades-long career, Marilyn Minter has developed a singular and provocative pictorial language imbued with themes of desire, power, glamour, and beauty. Often

Installation view of Marilyn Minter at Regen Projects, Los Angeles. May 19 – June 23, 2018. Photo: Brian Forrest, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. © Marilyn Minter, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles Installation view of Marilyn Minter at Regen Projects, Los Angeles. May 19 – June 23, 2018. Photo: Brian Forrest, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles. ©

Hacer una isla

Hacer una isla

Alejandra Venegas y Anabel Juarez

Ruberta Los Angeles, USA 04/29/2018 – 06/09/2018

Presented by BWSMX, Mexico City. In a studio visit leading up to this exhibition, I was having a conversation with the artist Alejandra Venegas about, well, let’s call it the nature of nature, and I was reminded of a passage in Norbert Wiener’s book, “The Human Use of Human Beings.” As entropy increases, the universe,

Installation view of Hacer una isla at Ruberta, featuring Alejandra Venegas and Anabel Juárez. Image courtesy of the artists, Ruberta, and BWSMX. Photo: Jeff McLane Installation view of Hacer una isla at Ruberta, featuring Alejandra Venegas and Anabel Juárez. Image courtesy of the artists, Ruberta, and BWSMX. Photo: Jeff McLane Installation view of Hacer una

Dora de Larios: Other Worlds Dora de Larios: Other Worlds

Dora de Larios: Other Worlds

Dora de Larios

The Main Museum Los Angeles, California, USA 02/25/2018 – 05/13/2018

The Main Museum in Downtown Los Angeles presents Dora De Larios: Other Worlds, an exhibition highlighting the work of L.A. native and noted ceramist Dora De Larios, one the city’s most vital, yet under-recognized artists. Dora De Larios: Other Worlds showcases work from the artist’s six-decade-long career and will inaugurate the new 2,750-square-foot mezzanine gallery,

Dora de Larios. Vista de la exposición Other Worlds, en The Main Museum, Los Ángeles, California, USA, 2018. Cortesía de The Main Museum Dora de Larios. Vista de la exposición Other Worlds, en The Main Museum, Los Ángeles, California, USA, 2018. Cortesía de The Main Museum Dora de Larios. Vista de la exposición Other Worlds, en The Main

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

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,