Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
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

Circlusion

Circlusion

Genevieve Belleveau

Garden Los Ángeles, California, USA 10/27/2018 – 02/03/2019

Garden presents Circlusion, Genevieve Belleveau’s first solo exhibition. Coined by writer Bini Adamczak, circlusion is a proposed antonym of the term penetration. Circlusion poses a speculative shift in the framing of sexual power and politics, assuming agency around the acts of enclosing, encircling, engulfing, and surrounding. Featuring works spanning a variety of media including photography, installation,

Genevieve Belleveau, Circlusion, Garden, 2018, installation view. Photo: Ian Byers-Gamber. Courtesy the artist and Garden, Los Angeles Genevieve Belleveau, Angiosperm’s Milk, 2018. Sunflower reproduction, liquid latex, silicone lube. 8 x 12 x 11 inches. Photo: Ian Byers-Gamber. Courtesy the artist and Garden, Los Angeles Genevieve Belleveau, Circlusion, Garden, 2018, installation view. Photo: Ian Byers-Gamber. Courtesy

Construyendo puentes. Arte chicano/mexicano de LA a CDMX Construyendo puentes. Arte chicano/mexicano de LA a CDMX

Construyendo puentes. Arte chicano/mexicano de LA a CDMX

Curada por Julián Bermúdez

Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Ciudad de México 09/21/2018 – 11/25/2018

Nacida a mediados de la década de 1960, junto con los protestantes de la Guerra de Vietnam y el movimiento Black Power a favor de los derechos civiles, la lucha chicana desafió la categorización y los estereotipos burlones ampliamente divulgados entre la población anglosajona, así como a los centros educativos públicos, plagados de deserción, que

Patrick Martínez, América es para los dreamers (detalle), 2016-2017. Cortesía AltaMed Health Services Construyendo puentes. Arte chicano/mexicano de Los Ángeles a Ciudad de México. Vista de sala. Cortesía MACG Construyendo puentes. Arte chicano/mexicano de Los Ángeles a Ciudad de México. Vista de sala. Cortesía MACG. Nacida a mediados de la década de 1960, junto con

Made in L.A. 2018, at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA Made in L.A. 2018, at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Made in L.A. 2018, at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

By Carribean Fragoza Los Angeles, California, USA 06/03/2018 – 09/02/2018

Imaginemos Cosas Chingonas: Astonishment and vision in Made in L.A. 2018 Think back to the last time you were astonished by something. I mean genuinely, viscerally astonished so that you felt gripped or overwhelmed in spite of yourself. Astonishment at an art show for the regular art-goer, like blushing for a correteadx, is hard to

Beatriz Cortez, vista de instalación, Made in L.A. 2018, 3 de junio – 2 de septiembre, 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Ángeles. Foto: Brian Forrest. Imagen cortesía de Hammer Museum. Imaginemos cosas chingonas: asombro y visión en Made in L.A. 2018 Piensa en la última vez que te asombró algo. Me refiero a estar asombrado genuinamente,

Cavernous

Cavernous

Young Joon Kwak and Mutant Salon

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions LACE Los Angeles, California, USA 07/12/2018 – 08/26/2018

LACE’s Summer Residency presents CAVERNOUS by artist Young Joon Kwak and Mutant Salon, a collective of queer-trans-femme-POC artists and performers and a platform for community collaborations. CAVERNOUS is a kaleidoscopic environment that queers the last bastion of manhood in the domestic space—the man cave. CAVERNOUS fractures the patriarchal myth of male privilege and provides an access point for an ongoing critical

Young Joon Kwak & Mutant Salon, CAVERNOUS, installation view. Courtesy of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Photo by Chris Wormald Young Joon Kwak, Vaginis Head Wig II-IV, 2018, Ceramic, paint, custom-made wig Stylist Rosario Ribera from “Hollywood Wigs” owned by Christine & You. Courtesy of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Photo by Chris Wormald Jacinto