RECONSTITUTION at LAXART

 
RECONSTITUTION
Apr 23 – May 27, 2017

Opening Reception: 

April 23, 2017, 4pm—7pm

Reconstitution is a group exhibition that is an update and recasting of the 1987 exhibition Constitution originally organized by the art collective Group Material. The exhibition will include work by: Kathryn Andrews, Shagha Ariannia, Gretchen Bender, Dawoud Bey, Mary Ellen Carroll, Ching Ho Cheng, Tseng Kwong Chi, Sonya Clark, Joeff Davis, Sid M. Duenas, Melvin EdwardsRidykeulous (Nicole Eisenman & A.L. Steiner), Rafa Esparza, Lauren Davis Fisher, Arshia Haq, Rachel Harrison, Sharon Hayes, Edgar Heap of Birds, Brendan Fowler/Election Reform, Gronk, Anish Kapoor, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Kang Seung Lee, Zoe Leonard, Steve Locke, M (aka Michael Chow), Van McElwee, Harold Mendez, Mike Mills, Jenny Perlin, Jefferson Pinder, Christina Quarles, Umar Rashid, Marie “Big Mama” Roseman, Peter Saul, Augustus Sherman, Maryam Taghavi, Mark Themann, Danh Vo, Christine Wang, Timothy E. Washington, Lawrence Weiner, and the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

LAXART Text installation by Oscar Magallanes with assistance by Aaron Estrada, Alfreda Diaz and Adrian Alfaro.

National Museum of Mexican American Art

La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead

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Once again my work will be part of the Museum’s annual Day of the Dead exhibition

Opening Reception on Friday, September 18th, 2015 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Exhibition continues through December 13, 2015

La Muerte Niña: Day of the Dead exhibition is dedicated to the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa, Guerrero Teachers College, missing since September 26, 2014.

The exhibition will include 13 ofrendas and 116 art pieces from more than 90 artists from the U.S. and Mexico.

Location Histories

I’ve been fascinated with the issue of data collection since I first started using the internet and mobile devices. I made these images from the information that Google has collected from my mobile devices and laptop in the past year.Magallanes_SGV_2015

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Migration Now Print

As a delegate for the Culture/Strike in 2011 that visited Arizona’s border along with many fellow artist, writers and activist, Oscar was asked to contribute to the Migration Now print portfolio. Here is the accompanying text to his print.

Magallanes has spent many years painting the ubiquitous street vendor or the man selling fruit on the corner, the very same people he says have been scapegoated as “parasites sucking the economy dry. We are told this as we watch the bank bailouts. At least the street vendor is actually moving a product and puts money right back into the economy,” Magallanes said. “We need to think about the fair and equal treatment of all individuals, especially those who embody the American dream of coming to the U.S. to flee poverty and persecution, which is usually the result of failed U.S. foreign policy.”

Migration_Now_American_Dream Print