Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
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,

Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell

Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell

Laura Aguilar

Vincent Price Art Museum Los Angeles, California 09/16/2017 – 02/10/2018

    As part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College presents Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell. Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell is the first comprehensive retrospective of photographer Laura Aguilar, assembling more than one hundred thirty works produced over three decades. Through photographs and videos that are frequently political

Laura Aguilar, Grounded #111, 2006. Impresión de inyección de tinta, 14 1/2 x 15 pulgadas. Imagen cortesía de la artista y del UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. © Laura Aguilar.   Laura Aguilar, Three Eagles Flying, 1990. Tres impresiones en gelatina de plata, 24 x 20 pulgadas c/u. Imagen cortesía de la artista y del

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