Maria Elena González presents "Magic Carpet/Home" at "Home–So Different, So Appealing", presented at LACMA

Jun 10 2017 - Oct 15 2017


Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Opening Reception:

Jun 11 2017

Home–So Different, So Appealing, presented at LACMA and organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. Spanning seven decades and covering art styles from Pop Art and Conceptualism to "anarchitecture: and "autoconstrucción," the artists featured in this show explore one of the most basic social concepts by which individuals, families, nations, and regions understand themselves in relation to others. In the process, their work also offers an alternative narrative of postwar and contemporary art. The show will include works by internationally known figures such as Daniel Joseph Martinzes, Gordon Matta-Clark, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Guillermo Kuitca, and Doris Salcedo, as well as younger emerging artists such as Carmen Argote and Camilo Ontiveros. Including a wide range of media that often incorporate material from actual homes, the exhibition also features several large-scale installations and an outdoor sculpture by c.

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