Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement

Curators

Rita Gonzalez, Howard N. Fox, and Chon A. Noriega

Description


Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement was the first comprehensive consideration of Chicano art in almost two decades and the largest exhibition of cutting-edge Chicano art ever presented. The exhibition explored the experimental tendencies within current Chicano art, which is oriented less toward painting and polemical assertion and more toward conceptual art, performance, film, photography, and media-based art, as well as “stealthy” artistic interventions in urban spaces. An exhibition catalog by co-curators Rita Gonzalez, Howard N. Fox, and Chon A. Noriega is available from the University of California Press. It contains three essays that explore the topic in depth as well as more than two hundred color illustrations, twenty-five individual artist portfolios, and a wryly subversive chronology of significant moments in Chicano cultural history. The exhibition, which opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in April 2008, traveled in the United States and Mexico through June 2010.                                                                                                                                     

(University of California Press, 2008)

Exhibition Dates

El Museo del Barrio & Americas Society, New York, March 21 – June 6, 2010
Museo de Arte Zapopan, Guadalajara, November 6, 2009 – January 31, 2010
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, July 25 – October 4, 2009
Museo Alameda, San Antonio, March 12 – June 14, 2009
Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, October 16, 2008 – January 11, 2009
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), April 6 – September 1, 2008

                                                                                  

Media Coverage

"They're Chicanos and Artists, but Is Their Art Chicano?"                                                  

The New York Times, April 10, 2010 (PDF)

 

"Photo Booth: Phantom Sightings"
The New Yorker, March 31, 2010 (PDF)

"Indentitdades urbanas y relators históricos: El Museo del Barrio presenta la exposición de arte 'Apariciones fantasmales'"
El Diario, March 31, 2010 (PDF)

"A Glimpse of the New Guard"
amNY, March 26, 2010 (PDF)

 


"Phantom Sightings Exhibit Brings Chicano Art Back to El Museo del Barrio"
DNAinfo, March 26, 2010 (PDF)

"Arte chicano llega al Museo del Barrio"
Tiempo en Linea, March 24, 2010 (PDF)

"Phantom Sightings'" 'about' Phantom (Chicano) Culture"

mySA, March 22, 2009 (PDF)

"Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement"
X-Tra Contemporary Art Quarterly, Winter 2008 (PDF)

"Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement"
artreview.com, July 11, 2008 (PDF)

"Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement"
Rachel's Art Journal, June 3, 2008 (PDF)

"Phantom Sightings"
Coagula Art Journal, April 19, 2008

"'Phantom Sightings' Explores Social Injustice Through the Avant-Garde"
Daily Trojan Online, April 17, 2008 (PDF)

"Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles"
artdaily.org, April 3, 2008 (PDF)