Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
The Third Muslim The Third Muslim

The Third Muslim

Co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed

SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco, California USA 01/25/2018 – 02/22/2018

SOMArts Cultural Center presents The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed. The second exhibition in the 2017–2018 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group exhibition centers artists whose identities as queer, trans*, gender non-conforming and Muslim have consistently pushed them to the margins of

Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts

Nearly Contemporary Nearly Contemporary

Nearly Contemporary

Odalis Valdivieso

ArtCenter/South Florida's Windows @ Walgreens Miami, Florida, USA 11/25/2017 – 02/18/2018

Nearly Contemporary is an exhibition featuring a new series of works on paper and wood panel by Miami-based artist Odalis Valdivieso. The project is part of ArtCenter/South Florida’s Windows @ Walgreens program. Fragments of internal dialogues about the exhibition Odalis Valdivieso … On the exhibition Odalis Valdivieso To me, an exhibition is specifically defined as

Odalis Valdivieso. Installation view of Nearly Contemporary, ArtCenter/South Florida’s Windows @ Walgreens program, 2017-2018. Courtesy of ArtCenter/South Florida Odalis Valdivieso. Installation view of Nearly Contemporary, ArtCenter/South Florida’s Windows @ Walgreens program, 2017-2018. Courtesy of ArtCenter/South Florida Odalis Valdivieso. Installation view of Nearly Contemporary, ArtCenter/South Florida’s Windows @ Walgreens program, 2017-2018. Courtesy of ArtCenter/South Florida Nearly

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

p e r Sway

p e r Sway

Nancy Davidson

Locust Projects Miami, Florida, USA 11/18/2017 – 01/20/2018

Locust Projects presents p e r Sway, a multimedia installation by New York-based interdisciplinary artist Nancy Davidson from November 18, 2017, through January 20, 2018. Referencing symbols of power and control, theater and performance, history and biophysics, per Sway finds Davidson holding a distorted mirror to our bizarre and horrifying political climate, a world turned upside

Nancy Davidson. Installation view of p e r Sway, Locust Projects, Miami, 2017. © Studio LHOOQ, courtesy of Locust Projects Nancy Davidson. Installation view of p e r Sway, Locust Projects, Miami, 2017. © Studio LHOOQ, courtesy of Locust Projects Nancy Davidson. Installation view of p e r Sway, Locust Projects, Miami, 2017. © Studio

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