CSRC-organized exhibitions included on best-of-decade lists, La Raza exhibition catalog available to order, Noriega and Aztlán win CELJ awards, an upcoming conference on Central American migration, and more in this month's newsletter!
ARTnews featured an article on artist Carmen Argote, whose work is currently on view at the New Museum, New York. The article mentions Argote’s 720 Sq. Ft.: Household Mutation-Part B (2010), which was part of the CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing at LACMA in 2017.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the third iteration of a Getty-funded initiative engaging arts institutions across Southern California, was listed as one of the most important art exhibitions of the decade by Hyperallergic.
Pacific Standard Time, a Getty-funded initiative engaging arts institutions across Southern California, was listed as the most important art exhibition of the 2010s by ARTnews. For the inaugural PST in 2011, the CSRC organized L.A. Xicano, a set of five interrelated exhibitions on Chicano art, and lent materials for the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1971–1987. For PST: LA/LA in 2017, the CSRC organized Home – So Different, So Appealing, partnered on LA RAZA and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell, and lent materials to five additional exhibitions, including Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. and Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas. Five of these exhibitions are cited in the piece.
La Raza exhibition catalog available for pre-orders, a new blog on CSRC Post, CSRC Press books on sale, fellowship and grant opportunities, and more in this month's newsletter!
In a catalogue of its exhibitions and programming in 2018-19, the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica noted its inaugural gala in May 2019 where Rita Gonzalez, head curator of contemporary art at LACMA and former CSRC arts project coordinator, was honored “for her contributions to scholarship and visibility for Los Angeles artists.” CSRC director Chon A. Noriega introduced Gonzalez at the award ceremony.
The Daily Bruin featured a story on the Institute of American Cultures's Fall Forum, where the 2019–20 IAC visiting researchers and scholars from UCLA's four ethnic studies centers discussed their research. Jennifer Josten, this year’s IAC visiting scholar at the CSRC and associate professor in the department of history of art and architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, discussed her research on revolutionary posters made in Cuba after 1959.
The program supports doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered.
Deadline to apply: January 30, 2020.
The CSRC presents a community partner award to MALDEF, a Day of the Dead community altar in the CSRC library, a conference exploring new research on history of California's missions, research grant and fellowship opportunities, and more in this month's newsletter!
UCLA Newsroom featured a story on author John Rechy receiving the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor. The story includes CSRC footage of Rechy in conversation with UCLA professor Héctor Calderón in Calderón's 2013 class on Chicana and Chicano narrative literature.