September 2017 – January 2018

Pacific 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.


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.

While the exhibitions will focus on the visual arts, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA programs will ultimately expand to touch on music, performance, literature, and even cuisine. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will be a multifaceted event that will transform Los Angeles and Southern California for five months, and our understanding of modern and contemporary art forever.


Where to go, be-Art’s favorites for September

1/2: in Institutions


Anna Maria Maiolino at the MOCA, Los Angeles

August 04, 2017 – November 27, 2017

Anna Maria Maiolino, Glu Glu Glu… , 1967. Acrylic ink and fabric on wood. 110 x 60 x 12 ½ cm. Gilberto Chateaubriand Collection, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. © Anna Maria Maiolino


The exhibition covers Maiolino’s entire career, from the 1960s until the present. Maiolino was born in Italy in 1942 and emigrated with her family to Venezuela as a teenager. In 1960 she moved to Brazil to attend the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro, where she began to develop a body of work in dialogue with abstraction, minimalism, and conceptualism. Her work was profoundly influenced by the aftermath of the Second World War, the military dictatorship in Brazil, and her experience as an artist during the period when what could be called art changed dramatically.


Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

Long Beach, September 16, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Tony Capellán, Mar Invadido / Invaded Sea , 2015. Found objects from the Caribbean Sea. Installation view: Poetics of Relation , Pérez Art Museum Miami, 2015. Collection of the Artist. Photo courtesy of Oriol Tarridas Photography.


The exhibition “Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago” features artists from the Hispanophone, Anglophone, Francophone, and Dutch Caribbean. Relational Undercurrents will emphasize the thematic continuities of art made throughout the archipelago and its diasporas, challenging conventional geographic and conceptual boundaries of Latin America.


The Cuban Matrix” at Torrance Art Museum

September 09, 2017 – November 04, 2017

Jorge Otero Escobar, Stampede (from the series War Hero), 2014. Digital print. 53.15 x 35.43 inches.


“The Cuban Matrix” is an ambitious project featuring an in-depth look at contemporary Cuban artwork, with emphasis on digital media exchange culture. Cuba is navigating two distinct temporal realities: the reality of economic isolation (the blockade) and that of instant communication made possible by increasing access to technology.

Transpacific Borderlands: the art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Pauloat the Japanese American National Museum

September 17, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Eduardo Tokeshi, Bandera Uno , 1985. Latex on canvas.


In the 20th century, Japanese migrants arrived in large numbers in North and South America. Their experiences differed by country, ranging from strong assimilation in Mexico to cultural hybridity in Brazil to the trauma of wartime incarceration in the United States. Transpacific Borderlands presents artists whose works can be read with and against these histories, including Eduardo Tokeshi (Peru), Madalena Hashimoto Cordaro (Brazil), and Shizu Saldamando (U.S.)

 The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility at the Craft & Folk Art Museum

September 10, 2017 – January 07, 2018

Ana Serrano, Cartonlandia, 2008. Cardboard, paper, acrylic paint. 5’ x 4’ x 4.5’. Photo: Julie Klima. The AltaMed Art Collection. Courtesy of Cástulo de la Rocha and Zoila D. Escobar.


The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility” presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality (place), as a subject (imagination), and as a site for production and solution (possibility). The exhibition shows works by artists and designers such as Teddy Cruz, Adrian Esparza, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, and Ana Serrano, who have engaged with the border region in their work.


Making Art Concrete: Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros at the Getty Center

September 16, 2017 – February 11, 2018

Willys de Castro, Objeto ativo (cubo vermelho/branco), Active Object (red/white cube) , 1962. Oil on canvas on plywood. 25 x 25 x 25 cm. Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Promised gift to the Museum of Modern Art, New York through the Latin American and Caribbean Fund in honor of Tomás Orinoco Griffin-Cisneros. Image courtesy Walter de Castro.


Selection of works by artists including Raúl Lozza, Tomás Maldonado, Rhod Rothfuss, Willys de Castro, Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, and Judith Lauand alongside information about the now-invisible processes that determine the appearance of the works: supports, hanging devices, methods of paint application, and techniques of painting straight edges

Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in L.A.at the Skirball Center

October 06, 2017 – February 25, 2018


Ken Gonzales-Day, “Danny,” mural by Levi Ponce, Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima , 2016. © 2016 Ken Gonzales-Day.


The Skirball Cultural Center has commissioned Los Angeles-based photographer Ken Gonzales-Day to create a new body of work about the presence of murals throughout the city. Surface Tension by Ken Gonzales-Day: Murals, Signs, and Mark-Making in LA features more than 100 original photographs that examine how murals contribute to Los Angeles’s unique visual identity and reflect the diversity and creativity of the city’s people.

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