The grand opening of "Home", Raphael Montañez Ortiz to receive UCLA Medal, a new exhibition at the CSRC library, details on the forthcoming CSRC Press publication "Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell," and more in this month's newsletter!
(Image: Livia Corona, "47,547 Homes," 2009, Chromogenic print, Edition of 5 + 2 A.P., 30 x 38 in., Courtesy of the Artist and Parque Galeria)
In LACMA’s blog Unframed, artist Vincent Valdez discusses his work Excerpts for John (2012), which will be featured in the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing opening June 11 at LACMA. As a tribute to friend who served in Iraq, this paintings series presents the sequence of a military funeral procession.
La Voz reviewed Uncompromised: The Lupe Anguiano Story, in which author Deborah Wright describes the lifetime achievements of Anguiano. Wright used the Lupe Anguiano Archives at the CSRC as part of her research.
The UCLA Institute of American Cultures and the CSRC will host an event at which Chancellor Block will present the UCLA Medal to Raphael Montañez Ortiz, artist and social justice advocate. The June 8 ceremony will celebrate Chicano art and culture in Los Angeles.
Home—So Different, So Appealing, opening later this year at LACMA, will feature work by artist Johanna Calle. Her work is on display at Ruiz-Healy Art through June 24 in a solo exhibition titled Johanna Calle: Trama.
Art News previewed Home—So Different, So Appealing in a list of exhibitions and biennials opening in the summer of 2017.
In a UCLA Newsroom Q&A, Kelly Lytle Hernández, associate professor of history and former CSRC associate director, discusses her new book, City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and The Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles 1771-1965 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).
Frieze put on a symposium in New York on Friday, May 5 in an effort to raise awareness of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.
In an opinion piece for Artnet News, Karen Mary Davalos, professor of Chicano and Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, draws upon the opening of the new Center for Chicano Art at UC Riverside to discuss the need for sustainable practices regarding the collection, exhibition, and endorsement of Chicano art in Southern California.
Professor and artist David Avalos will present a talk at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, discussing his Milagro hubcap art series.