Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
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.

Art after LA/LA

Art after LA/LA

by Alma Ruiz

How Los Angeles Can Make PST Stick Come September, all of Southern California will be in the thrall of Latin American / Latino art. Why? Because after years of research and hard work by museums, alternative spaces, university galleries, and many other institutions, Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles / Latin America (PST: LA / LA) will be officially inaugurated. This massive effort, spearheaded

Carlos Almaraz, Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit Go to Town, 1982, Collection of Robert M. DeLapp, Los Angeles. © Carlos Almaraz Estate. Photo courtesy Robert M. DeLapp Gallery. How Los Angeles Can Make PST Stick Come September, all of Southern California will be in the thrall of Latin American / Latino art. Why? Because after years of research and hard work

Home — So Different, So Appealing, at LACMA, Los Angeles Home — So Different, So Appealing, at LACMA, Los Angeles

Home — So Different, So Appealing, at LACMA, Los Angeles

by Andrew Berardini Los Angeles, California, USA 06/11/2017 – 10/15/2017

All of our homes and would-be paradises: the Utopias we dream, our parent’s fantasies and realities, the homes we come from, the one we live in now, that place we fantasize about; all of it layered, one room leading to the next, one home leading to another. Our attempts at making a home are always

Installation photo featuring Abraham Cruzvillegas’s Autoconstrucción, 2010 in the exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 11, 2017 – October 15, 2017, © Abraham Cruzvillegas, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA Todos nuestros hogares y posibles paraísos: las utopías que soñamos, las fantasías y realidades de nuestros padres, los hogares

Drifting on a Dream Drifting on a Dream

Drifting on a Dream

Eduardo Sarabia

The Mistake Room Los Angeles, California, USA 09/16/2017 – 01/20/2018

The Mistake Room (TMR) presents Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream—the Los Angeles-born, Guadalajara-based artist’s first solo exhibition in his home city in nearly a decade. Made possible through the support of the Mike Kelley Foundation, and coinciding with the Getty Foundation’s PST: LA/LA initiative, the exhibition brings together a selection of Sarabia’s most iconic projects

Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream, Installation View at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, CA, 2017. Photo credit: Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream, Installation View at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, CA, 2017. Photo credit: Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream, Installation View at The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, CA,

G.S.F.C. 2.0 (Geometrical Sci-Fi Cyborg) G.S.F.C. 2.0 (Geometrical Sci-Fi Cyborg)

G.S.F.C. 2.0 (Geometrical Sci-Fi Cyborg)

Adriana Minoliti

Cherry and Martin Los Angeles, California, USA 09/12/2017 – 11/04/2017

Minoliti’s exhibition, G.S.F.C. 2.0 (Geometrical Sci-Fi Cyborg), includes paintings, wall murals and domestic environments that build upon the artist’s exploration of the relationship between eroticism, queer theory, history and geometry. Minoliti’s “cyborg paintings” are made through a mixture of hand and machine. First the canvas is stenciled and airbrushed to create a color landscape with outlines of anthropomorphized

Ad Minoliti, G.S.F.C. #4, 2017. Acrylic on printed canvas. 38.2 x 38.2 in / 97 x 97 cm. © Adriana Minoliti. Courtesy Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles At the bottom: Yaoska Davila, Picasso Asshole. Espresso brown sear sucker silk, cotton Lutyens blue, chainette fringe, foam insert, down feather insert bolster cushions: 6 x 23 x

Martín Ramírez. His Life in Pictures, Another Interpretation, at ICA, Los Angeles Martín Ramírez. His Life in Pictures, Another Interpretation, at ICA, Los Angeles

Martín Ramírez. His Life in Pictures, Another Interpretation, at ICA, Los Angeles

by Daniel Garza Usabiaga Los Angeles, California, USA 09/09/2017 – 12/31/2017

Around 1958, Esther McCoy took a photograph of Juan O’Gorman during his visit to Watts Towers in Los Angeles. In the image, the Mexican architect lifts his head to take in the sculptures built by Simon Rodia between 1921 and 1954. Rodia was an Italian immigrant who moved to the United States in 1895 at

Existe una fotografía de Juan O´Gorman, tomada por Esther McCoy alrededor de 1958, durante su visita a las Torres Watts en Los Ángeles. En esta imagen, el arquitecto mexicano observa, levantando el rostro, esta construcción edificada por Simon Rodia entre 1921 y 1954. Rodia fue un inmigrante italiano que se estableció en los Estados Unidos

León Ferrari at REDCAT & Juan José Gurrola at House of Gaga, Los Angeles León Ferrari at REDCAT & Juan José Gurrola at House of Gaga, Los Angeles

León Ferrari at REDCAT & Juan José Gurrola at House of Gaga, Los Angeles

By Michaela Bathrick Los Angeles, California, USA 09/13/2017 – 12/17/2017

The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is charged with revisiting, if not revising, history through art. A huge number of the exhibitions which collectively make up PST are invested in giving due attention to artists and movements which have been left out of the western art narrative. Two such artists are León Ferrari, with work

Vista de instalación. Juan José Gurrola, 1966-1989, en House of Gaga. Imagen cortesía de House of Gaga. El festival del Getty, Pacific Santandard Time: LA/LA esta encargado de volver a visitar, si no de revisar, la historia a través del arte. Una gran cantidad de las exposiciones que colectivamente componen PST se comprometen en prestar

Bearing Witness Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Regina José Galindo

Baik Art Los Angeles, California, USA 09/09/2017 – 10/28/2017

Baik Art presents Bearing Witness, a solo exhibition by Regina José Galindo, contemporary Guatemalan performance artist born in 1974, 14 years into the bloody, 36-year armed conflict in Guatemala. By pushing her body to the limit and creating works that depict her own reality as both a Guatemalan and a woman, Galindo challenges the inequities and

Regina José Galindo, Libertad Condicional/Contional Freedom, 2009. Photos, chains, stakes, padlocks, ring of keys. 8 x 10 in. and dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Baik Art. Photo: Michael Underwood Regina José Galindo, Installation view, 2003-2017. Photos, videos, mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of Baik Art. Photo: Michael Underwood Regina José Galindo, Tierra/Earth, 2013.

Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild

Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild

Elisabeth Wild

Karma International Los Angeles, California, USA 09/15/2017 – 10/28/2017

The gravel avocado and mango trees in their green                 shadows            Volcanoes,                 and their shoot The paintings breath    The paintings move and are moved by the wind              the     

Installation view at Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild by Karma International, Los Angeles, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artists and the gallery. Installation view at Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild by Karma International, Los Angeles, 2017. Photo courtesy of the artists and the gallery. Installation view at Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild by Karma International, Los Angeles,