Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA)
Curated By Alessandra Moctezuma
September 23, 2017 through January 28, 2018
Subverting the title of one of the premiere European art events by referencing the plight of the undocumented, this exhibition will focus on artistic production that takes place at the convergence of Latin America and Southern California. The San Diego/Tijuana region serves both as the birthplace and a rich experimental ground for individual artists and collectives, such as the Border Arts Workshop and Las Comadres, that have been concerned with topics related to biculturalism, migration, labor issues and human rights. Grounded within that key cultural and social framework, the exhibit will incorporate artworks by Mexican and Latino artists from both cities with a sharper focus on recent use of technology, performance and interactivity. The galleries of the museum will become sites of experimentation and will be transformed into liminal spaces where the fluidity of shifting cultural identities and nationalities will be contrasted with the rigidity of the infrastructure that separates the US and Latin America.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.