Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Unraveling Collective Forms Unraveling Collective Forms

Unraveling Collective Forms

Curated by Daniela Lieja Quintanar

LACE Los Angeles, California, USA 04/03/2019 – 05/26/2019

A Quipu or Khipu is a device made of dyed, knotted threads—an ancient Inka, multisensory, extinct language, quipus are the vanished narratives of resistance that this exhibition and public programming. Unraveling Collective Forms knots together artistic reflections centered around collectivity, autonomy, and group manifestations that crack systems. Artist Cecilia Vicuña defines a quipu as “a poem in space, a way to remember, involving the body

Performance Stranger’s Union organized by Arshia Haq, as part of Unraveling Collective Forms. Courtesy of the artists. Photo by Tina June Malek View of exhibition Unraveling Collective Forms at LACE. Courtesy of the artists. Photo by Christopher Wormald View of exhibition Unraveling Collective Forms at LACE. Courtesy of the artists. Photo by Christopher Wormald Desenredar

Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Regeneración: Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology at the Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA

By Matthew Stromberg Los Angeles, California, USA 09/29/2018 – 02/16/2019

As right-wing movements take hold across the globe—from the US to Brazil to Europe—liberal progressives are confronted with an existential crisis. Feeling betrayed and disillusioned with the promises of the institutional Left, they must search for new forms of resistance to cultural conservatism, xenophobia, and destructive capitalist ideologies that are enacting real violence upon already

Harry Gamboa Jr., “He Threw a Rock at Me” presentada en Regeneración (Los Ángeles), vol. 1, no. 9, 1971. Cortesía de Harry Gamboa Jr. (Editor, Regeneración, Volumen 2, 1971–75) A medida que los movimientos de derecha se afianzan en todo el mundo —desde Estados Unidos hasta Brasil y Europa— los progresistas liberales se enfrentan a

Counterspectacles Counterspectacles

Counterspectacles

by Suzy Halajian

Counterspectacles Asco’s ephemeral actions reconfigured the patterns of public space. Stations of the Cross (1971) was the East Los Angeles collective’s first public spectacle: a walking mural along a one-mile stretch of Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles, performed on Christmas Eve. It was also Asco’s earliest attempt at reclaiming the streets. The act served as a theatrical, public protest against the

First Supper (After A Major Riot), ©1974, Harry Gamboa Jr. Counterspectacles Asco’s ephemeral actions reconfigured the patterns of public space. Stations of the Cross (1971) was the East Los Angeles collective’s first public spectacle: a walking mural along a one-mile stretch of Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles, performed on Christmas Eve. It was also Asco’s earliest attempt at reclaiming the

Impresiones de transfrontera / Líneas comunicantes: 25 años de El Nopal Press Impresiones de transfrontera / Líneas comunicantes: 25 años de El Nopal Press

Impresiones de transfrontera / Líneas comunicantes: 25 años de El Nopal Press

Curated by Mariana Botey

Oficina de Proyectos Culturales (OPC) Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México 01/13/2016 – 03/05/2016

Artistas: Kevin Appel, Judi Baca, John Baldessari, Mariana Botey, Carolyn Castaño, Yreina Cervantez, York Chang, Joe David, Victor Estrada, Espectro Rojo, Salomon Huerta, Diane Gamboa, Harry Gamboa Jr., Gronk, Silvia Gruner, Cameron Jamie, Glen Kaino, Dr. Lakra, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lino Martinez, Eamon Ore-Giron, Sandra de la Loza, Rocio Maldonado, Jose Montoya, Mario Rangel Faz, Rubén Ortiz

Artistas: Kevin Appel, Judi Baca, John Baldessari, Mariana Botey, Carolyn Castaño, Yreina Cervantez, York Chang, Joe David, Victor Estrada, Espectro Rojo, Salomon Huerta, Diane Gamboa, Harry Gamboa Jr., Gronk, Silvia Gruner, Cameron Jamie, Glen Kaino, Dr. Lakra, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Lino Martinez, Eamon Ore-Giron, Sandra de la Loza, Rocio Maldonado, Jose Montoya, Mario Rangel Faz, Rubén Ortiz