Included in Gustavo Arellano’s weekly newsletter was a recap of his visit to the CSRC for the book talk and archival donation with Mario T. García. García presented his book, Father Luis Olivares, a Biography: Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles (UNC Press, 2018), and donated an oral history collection which includes interviews he performed with Chicano activist Raul Ruiz.
The Los Angeles Times featured an article on Central American Studies at UCLA, and the recent conference “Central American Migration to Mexico and the United States.” The conference was co-organized by the CSRC and made possible through a generous gift from Tamar Diana Wilson.
The Los Angeles Times featured a piece on L.A. artist Shizu Saldamando and her solo exhibition L.A. Intersections, currently on view at Oxy Arts. Saldamando was noted as rising to prominence in the exhibition Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement at the Los Angeles County Museum, which was organized by curators Rita Gonzales, Howard Fox, and CSRC director Chon A. Noriega.
The Los Angeles Times highlighted the DIVERSEartLA portion of this year’s LA Art Show, which included an installation by L.A.-based artist Gronk, who was interviewed for the piece. The installation, Pyramids, was co-presented by the CSRC. A YouTube video accompanies the article.
The CSRC co-presents new work by Gronk at the L.A. Art Show, a new blog on the CSRC Post, vision talks by CSRC director candidates, a new edition of The Chicano Studies Reader, and more in this month's newsletter!
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega has won the 2019 Distinguished Editor award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ). In addition, Aztlán won the CELJ Best Public Intellectual Special Issue for “Dossier: Gringo Injustice,” which focuses on Latinos and the law (Fall 2018).
UC Santa Cruz Newcenter highlighted Chicano and Chicana Art: A Critical Anthology as recently being named of the “Best Art Books of the Decade” by ArtNews. The anthology is edited by Jennifer González C. Ondine Chavoya, Terezita Romo, and CSRC director Chon A. Noriega.
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.