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.
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.