Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
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

A Universal History of Infamy

A Universal History of Infamy

Curated by Rita Gonzalez, José Luis Blondet and Pilar Tompkins Rivas

LACMA Los Angeles, California, USA 08/20/2017 – 02/19/2018

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents A Universal History of Infamy featuring sixteen U.S. Latino and Latin American artists and collaborative teams who work across a range of media—from installation and performance to sculpture and video—and adopt methodologies from diverse disciplines, including anthropology, history, linguistics, and literature. Most of the works on view are new projects that

Ángela Bonadies, The Kitchen/La cocina (LA New Times Western School; Onnuri Church; Jin Young Yoon), 2016 and Street Meeting, 2016, 2017 from the series David Alfaro Siqueiros, Street Meeting, LA, 1932, 2016–2017, courtesy of the artist, installation view in A Universal History of Infamy, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, August 20, 2017–February 19, 2018,

Home — So Different, So Appealing Home — So Different, So Appealing

Home — So Different, So Appealing

Curated by Chon Noriega, Mari Carmen Ramírez and Pilar Tompkins Rivas

LACMA Los Angeles, California, USA 06/11/2017 – 10/15/2017

Artists: Laura Aguilar, Allora & Calzadilla (Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla), Carmen Argote, Andres Asturias, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Myrna Báez, Antonio Berni, Johanna Calle, Luis Camnitzer, Leyla Cárdenas, Livia Corona Benjamin, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Gabriel de la Mora, Perla de Leon, Christina Fernandez, León Ferrari, Ramiro Gomez, Beatriz González, María Elena González, Felix González -Torres, María Teresa Hincapié, Salomón Huerta, Jessica Kairé, Guillermo Kuitca, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Antonio Martorell, Gordon Matta-Clark, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Mondongo (Juliana Lafitte & Manuel Mendanha), Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Julio Cesar Morales, Jorge

Laura Aguilar, In Sandy’s Room, 1989, Gelatin silver print, 52 × 42 3/4 in. (132.08 × 108.59 cm), Courtesy of UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and Library & Archive, © Laura Aguilar Installation photo featuring Pepón Osorio’s Badge of Honor, 1995 in the exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, June 11, 2017

Toba Khedoori Toba Khedoori

Toba Khedoori

Toba Khedoori

LACMA Los Angeles, California, USA 09/25/2016 – 03/19/2017

Toba Khedoori is arranged in loose chronological and thematic order. The exhibition begins with large paintings on paper that ushered her into the contemporary art scene in the early 1990s. Her breakthrough came with monumental paintings on paper, such as Untitled (doors) (1996) and LACMA’s own Untitled (hallway) (1997), within which detritus from her studio

Installation ​p​hotograph, Toba Khedoori, Los Angeles​ ​County Museum of Art, September 25, 2016–March 19, 2017, © Toba Khedoori, photo © Fredrik Nilsen. Installation ​p​hotograph, Toba Khedoori, Los Angeles​ ​County Museum of Art, September 25, 2016–March 19, 2017, © Toba Khedoori, photo © Fredrik Nilsen. Installation ​p​hotograph, Toba Khedoori, Los Angeles​ ​County Museum of Art, September

Junk Dada

Junk Dada

Noah Purifoy

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Los Angeles, California, USA 06/07/2015 – 01/03/2016

Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada is arranged in loose chronological order, with an emphasis placed on distinct stylistic periods of Purifoy’s career. The artist’s landmark exhibition 66 Signs of Neon is represented through approximately one dozen assemblage works by Purifoy and other artists, including Judson Powell, Debby Brewer, and Arthur Secunda. To Purifoy, the term assemblage

Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada is arranged in loose chronological order, with an emphasis placed on distinct stylistic periods of Purifoy’s career. The artist’s landmark exhibition 66 Signs of Neon is represented through approximately one dozen assemblage works by Purifoy and other artists, including Judson Powell, Debby Brewer, and Arthur Secunda. To Purifoy, the term assemblage