Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Fetish King: Seminal Photographs 1986-2019 Fetish King: Seminal Photographs 1986-2019

Fetish King: Seminal Photographs 1986-2019

Rick Castro

Tom of Finland Foundation Los Angeles, California, USA 04/06/2019 – 04/27/2019

Curated by Ruben Esparza Born in Los Angeles in 1958, Rick Castro began his early career working as a fashion stylist and clothing designer. His clients over the years have included Bette Midler, David Bowie, Herb Ritts, Joel-Peter Witkin and magazines like Interview, GQ, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. Castro first became a freelance photographer

Rick Castro, Fetish King: Seminal Photographs 1986-2019. Installation view at Tom of Finland Foundation, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist Rick Castro, Fetish King: Seminal Photographs 1986-2019. Installation view at Tom of Finland Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist Rick Castro, Fetish King: Seminal Photographs 1986-2019. Installation view at Tom of Finland Foundation. Image courtesy

Echoes of a collective memory Echoes of a collective memory

Echoes of a collective memory

Guadalupe Rosales

Vincent Price Art Museum Los Angeles, California, USA 09/15/2018 – 01/19/2019

The Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College presented Guadalupe Rosales: Echoes of a Collective Memory, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. The exhibition explored the radical potential of the archive in a new immersive installation including a two-channel video, sculptures featuring archival materials, a collaged wall work, a payphone sound piece, and an

Guadalupe Rosales, Selections of Glamour shots and Party flyers, Collage, Dimensions vary, ca. 1990s. Courtesy of the artist Installation View, Guadalupe Rosales: Echoes of a Collective Memory on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College through January 19, 2019. Photo by Monica Orozco Installation View, Guadalupe Rosales: Echoes of a Collective

Bodega Run Bodega Run

Bodega Run

Tschabalala Self

Hammer Museum Los Angeles, California, USA 02/02/2019 – 04/28/2019

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others. —W. E. B. Du Bois New York City is a patchwork quilt of distinct neighborhoods spread across all five boroughs and punctuated by renowned cultural and historic landmarks—the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty,

Hammer Projects: Tschabalala Self, installation view, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Joshua White Tschabalala Self, Bodega Run Diptych, 2017. Acrylic, watercolor, flashe, gouache, colored pencil, pencil, hand-colored photocopy, hand-colored canvas on canvas. Collection of the Luma Foundation, New York Tschabalala Self, Bodega Run, installation view, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, September 7—27, 2017 It is a

Take My Money / Take My Body Take My Money / Take My Body

Take My Money / Take My Body

Curated by Narei Choi and Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia

LACE Los Angeles, California, USA 01/03/2019 – 02/24/2019

Featuring artists: Peggy Ahwesh, Olivia Campbell, Jiwon Choi, Mike Grimm, Han Sol Ip, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Ahmet Öğüt, Levi Orta, and Chung Qin In Take My Money / Take My Body, K-Pop is an entry point for a question about the promises of popular media within highly bureaucratic, surveilled, and macro-scaled communities such as corporations / nations. Whether a data-mining social platform, exploitative culture industry, or resurgent

Exhibition view Take My Money/Take My Body, LACE Emerging Curators Program 2019. Courtesy of LACE. Photo by Chris Wormald Detail of Objet petit aby Han Sol Ip & Chung Qin, from exhibition Take My Money/Take My Body, LACE Emerging Curators Program 2019. Courtesy of LACE. Photo by Chris Wormald Exhibition view Take My Money/Take My

Tamborine Tamborine

Tamborine

Kenneth Tam

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, California, USA 01/19/2019 – 03/02/2019

Tamborine presents Kenneth Tam’s recent work dealing with rituals of masculinity and their capacity to both reinforce and disrupt conventional norms. Rites of passage initiate young men into social codes of adulthood, giving them the chance to test out their mature selves and rehearse normative patterns of behavior. But they also open a space of vulnerability

Kenneth Tam, All of M. Video still. Image courtesy of Commonwealth and Council Kenneth Tam, Tamborine (2019). Installation view. Image courtesy of Commonwealth and Council Kenneth Tam, All of M. Video still. Image courtesy of Common Wealth and Council Tamborine presents Kenneth Tam’s recent work dealing with rituals of masculinity and their capacity to both reinforce and disrupt conventional norms.

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

Royal Flush Royal Flush

Royal Flush

Nina Chanel Abney

Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California, USA 09/23/2018 – 01/20/2019

Nina Chanel Abney (b. 1982) is at the forefront of a generation of artists that is unapologetically revitalizing narrative figurative painting. As a skillful storyteller, she visually articulates the complex social dynamics of contemporary urban life. Royal Flush, her first solo museum exhibition, presents a ten-year survey of the artist’s paintings, watercolors, and collages. Abney’s

Nina Chanel Abney, Catfish (2017). Unique ultrachrome pigmented print, acrylic, and spray paint on canvas, 102 × 216 inches (259.08 × 548.64 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York. Image courtesy of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion. © Nina Chanel Abney Nina

–one way or other–

–one way or other–

Edmund de Waal

MAK Center for Art and Architecture  Los Ángeles, California, USA 09/16/2018 – 01/06/2019

Renowned London-based artist and writer Edmund de Waal makes his first architectural intervention in the U.S. with an exhibition at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood, California. Titled –one way or other–, de Waal’s exhibition includes new and recent sculptures responding directly to the materials and integrated spaces of

Edmund de Waal, Letters de Londres: Sur l’Optique de Mr Newton (2016) ©MAK Center / Joshua White Edmund de Waal, case study #2 (2015) ©MAK Center / Joshua White Edmund de Waal, case study #1 (2015) ©MAK Center / Joshua White Renowned London-based artist and writer Edmund de Waal makes his first architectural intervention in the U.S.

Familial Technologies Familial Technologies

Familial Technologies

Jennifer Moon

Commonwealth and Council Los Angeles, California, USA 11/17/2018 – 12/29/2018

Family is often the first institution we encounter: through it, we learn to give and receive love—conditioning how we will transact affection in every other intimate and institutional relationship. Family is also often the site of formative trauma, which similarly will manifest in how we treat ourselves and others for the rest of our lives.

Jennifer’s “vision board”, 2018. Paint, wood, inkjet print, watercolor, collage, Rainbow Scratch Paper, pen, marker, stickers, mixed media. Dimensions variable. Photo: Ruben Diaz. Image courtesy of Commonwealth & Council Jennifer Moon, expansivelove’s Avakin Life, 2018. Image courtesy of Commonwealth & Council Jennifer Moon, expansivelove’s Black Forest apartment, 2018. Image courtesy of Commonwealth & Council Family is often the first institution

Anatomy of Oil Anatomy of Oil

Anatomy of Oil

Susanna Battin, Kate Kendall, LA Transcendental Listenings, Michael Mandiberg, Nina Sarnelle, Molly Tierney, Elia Vargas

Gas Los Angeles, California, USA 09/15/2018 – 11/24/2018

Anatomy of Oil is a group exhibition exploring oil production around Los Angeles. The oil industry greatly influenced the development of the city, which continues to maintain many active extraction sites, often in close proximity to schools, homes, and parks. In some cases, companies build creative solutions to hide oil derricks, disguising them as trees or towers. The

Anatomy of Oil, Installation Shot. Photo by Andy Bennett and Colleen Hargaden. Image courtesy of Gas Susanna Battin and Kate Kendall, Gas-for-Water, 2018. Photo by Andy Bennett and Colleen Hargaden. Image courtesy of Gas Nina Sarnelle, Sound for the long hole, 2018. Photo by Andy Bennett and Colleen Hargaden. Image courtesy of Gas Anatomy of Oil is a