Opening at the California Museum’s Día de los Muertos Fiesta on Fri., Oct. 11, “El Arte de las Almas: Día de los Muertos 2019” (“The Art of Souls: Day of the Dead 2019”) is a new exhibit featuring original art and contemporary altar installations by California artists including Oscar Magallanes, John S. Huerta and Raul Mejia.
A journey through life, love and death, the exhibit explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2 by displaying calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern-day Mexico and California.
Members of the public are also invited to remember a lost loved one in the exhibit’s Community Altar.
About PST: LA/LAPacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California. Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will present a wide variety of important works of art, much of them new to Southern California audiences. While the majority of exhibitions will have an emphasis on modern and contemporary art, there also will be crucial exhibitions about the ancient world and the pre-modern era. With topics such as luxury objects in the pre-Columbian Americas, 20th-century Afro-Brazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists, exhibitions will range from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across numerous countries.
WED. NOV. 8th (7-9pm)
In conjunction, the gallery will present a panel discussion with Eileen Truax, author of Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for Their American Dream. Dreamers concerns the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to remain here legally. The panel will also include DreamersYunuen Bonaparte & Adrián Gonzalez. (free tickets)
FRI. NOV. 17th (7-9pm)
Comedian and Dreamer Johan Miranda presents his solo performance “ALIENATED” – addressing the topics of immigration and DACA in this one-night-only standup special. (free tickets)
“South of the Border” is jointly curated by Liz Gordon (The Loft at Liz’s) and curator, art historian, and civic activist Isabel Rojas-Williams (former Executive Director of the Mural Conservancy Los Angeles).
South of the Border is part of the Participating Gallery Program of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty.
A journey through life, love and death, Arte y Almas: Día de Los Muertos 2017 (Art & Souls: Day of the Dead 2017) features contemporary installations by La Sonrisa de La Muerte and Lapiztola from Mexico and California artists Lurac and Oscar Magallanes.
Opening at the Museum’s Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta 2017 (Day of the Dead Party 2017) on Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, the exhibit explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2 by creating calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern day Mexico and California.
Members of the public are also invited to celebrate friends and family with a remembrance in the exhibit’s accompanying Community Altar Oct. 7 through Dec. 30, 2017.
Barrio Logos: Displacement and Vanishing Iconography
Part of the Getty’s PST LA/LA initiative
9/17/2017 — 12/16/2017
Opening reception Oct. 7th 1-6
Curated by Oscar Magallanes
The Chicano movement in Southern California, born out of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, gave rise to art, murals, west coast handstyle graffiti, tattoos, and literary works along with lowrider culture and fashion as forms of self identification and cultural pride in the midst of oppression and segregation. This unique style has spread to many countries but in Los Angeles it has faced persistent attacks whether in the form of criminalization or steep fines placed on unsanctioned murals. This has created an erasure of the cultural markers that speak most clearly in opposition to systemic racism. There is a heightened urgency to preserve and document this work in the midst of rapid gentrification. This exhibition brings together artists that not only continue to use Chicano aesthetics but also uphold the use of art as a means of challenging dominant narratives.
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 Edwards, Ridykeulous (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.
October 22 – December 4, 2014 Opening reception: October 22, 2014
Conversation with the artists, October 22, 6 p.m.
Guest curator Eric Almanza ‘04, a CSUDH alumnus and painter whose works will also be on display. He has selected the following artists whose work focuses on migration and immigration: Nery Gabriel Lemus, Oscar Magallanes, Antonio Pelayo, Eric Almanza and San Jose pure-fiber artist Consuelo Jimenez Underwood.