Dialogues in the Present Tense: Latino and Latin American Art through the Lens of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Date: May 16, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center
The Getty Foundation and Getty Research Institute presented a day-long conversation on the relationship between U.S. Latino, Chicana/o, and Latin American art, fields of inquiry that are related yet distinct. Curators of four upcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions that include work by both Latino and Latin American artists discussed how their projects work through these accepted categories. They also served as moderators for panel discussions exploring landmark exhibitions, influential publications, and key colloquia that have challenged the insularity of these fields. Panelists addressed the contributions of curators, artists, art historians, and critics who expanded the definitions of Latino, Latin American, Chicana/o art from the 1970s until today, and looked toward new curatorial and critical approaches for the future.
Speakers included: Deborah Cullen (Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York), José Falconi (Harvard University, Cambridge), Cecilia Fajardo-Hill (SPACE Collection, Irvine), Jennifer A. González (UC Santa Cruz), Rita Gonzalez (LACMA), Marcela Guerrero (Hammer Museum), Pablo León de la Barra (Independent Curator, New York/London), Daniel Joseph Martinez (UC Irvine), Gerardo Mosquera (Independent Curator and Critic, Cuba/Spain), Chon Noriega (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center), Rubén Ortiz-Torres (UC San Diego), Carolina Ponce de Léon (Ministry of Culture, Colombia), Mari Carmen Ramírez (Museum of Fine Arts Houston), E. Carmen Ramos (Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC), José Antonio Sánchez (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), Lucía Sanromán (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), Carla Stellweg (School of Visual Arts, New York), Pilar Tompkins Rivas (LACMA), and Susana Torruella Leval (Director Emerita, El Museo del Barrio).
See the program (PDF, 96K).
Above: Two artworks to be featured in UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center's Home exhibition; (left) Carmen Argote, 720 Sq. Feet: Household Mutations, 2011. © Carmen Argote. (right) Livia Corona Benjamin, Ten Thousand Three Hundred Square Feet Homes. Fraccionamiento Los Encinos, Ensenada, Mexico, 2009. © Livia Corona Benjamin.
LA/LA: Place and Practice
In conjunction with Pacific Standard Time:LA/LA, the Getty Foundation provided grant support for a two-day symposium LA/LA: Place and Practice. The event was organized by Scripps College, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and the San Diego Museum of Art. The event was held at the San Diego Museum of Art on Saturday, May 2, 2015 and at the Getty Center on Monday, May 4, 2015. Dedicated to expanding conversation and encouraging dialogue around Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the symposium inquired into the local side of the equationLos Angeles and the Southern California region extending into Tijuanaconsidering the direct relationships between local Latino arts communities, migratory experiences and practices that cross the U.S./Mexico border, and increased exposure to the variety of cultural practices at work in the region.
Download the symposium program (PDF, 35K).
Above: Artist Rafa Esparza performs building: a simulacrum of power on the site of Michael Parker's The Unfinished. Image by Dylan Schwartz courtesy Clockshop