Monday, March 31, 2008

Jason Villegas at LACMA

Phantom Sightings:
Art after the Chicano Movement

The largest exhibition of cutting-edge Chicano art ever presented at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art!

Christina Fernandez, Lavanderia #1, 2002

Developed through an ongoing agreement between the CSRC and LACMA, the exhibition will open on Sunday, April 6, and run through Monday, September 1, in LACMA’s Art of the Americas Building. The exhibition surveys 31 artists and approximately 125 works that include paintings and sculptures as well as installations, conceptual pieces, videos, performance art, and intermedia works that incorporate film, digital effects, and sound.

Houstonian (currently in Rutgers exile) Jason Villegas will be lurking around his projection and wall drawing waiting to scare Japanese curators and kidnap Shia LaBeouf.

The exhibition was organized by Rita Gonzalez (juror of last year's Lawndale Big Show), Howard Fox and Chon A. Noriega.

The exhibition will travel to venues in Nueva York, Tejas y Mexico.

A substantial catalog has been published by the University of California Press. There will be an all-day symposium on Saturday, April 5, among other programs.