Mariana Castillo Deball, El dónde estoy va desapareciendo (fragment), 2011. On display at 18th Street Art Center
Courtesy the artist
L.A.’s art lovers are probably feeling equal parts excited and overwhelmed by Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the massive Getty initiative that places Latin American and Latinx art in dialogue with L.A. at 70 institutions throughout Southern California. From an exhibit of photos by “radical” Latin American women to a celebration of the life’s work of a late L.A. art legend, every exhibit is worth seeing — and you can see them all in 14 outings, if you do it right and have stamina. Frankly, having access to reliable transportation doesn’t hurt either.
Several shows are out of town — from Santa Barbara, down to San Diego and out to Palm Springs — but here we’re focusing on shows in L.A. County (minus Long Beach), which makes for eight routes to start with. In a future post, we’ll escort you down the coast to Long Beach and out to the desert and over to the Inland Empire. But you have to start somewhere — so start here.
(Note: Not all of the exhibitions launch this weekend, so keep an eye on the opening dates before you head out. All free exhibits are indicated; otherwise tickets are required.)
Anna Maria Maiolino, Glu Glu Glu…, 1967. Acrylic ink and fabric on wood. 110 x 60 x 12 ½ cm. Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
© Anna Maria Maiolino
L.A. Central Library: “Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A.”
Oaxacan art collective Tlacolulokos is taking over the library’s rotunda with an installation that reflects the importance of the Oaxacan…
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