The National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Los Angeles
Department of Cultural Affairs to Announce Artists and Authors
for Guadalajara International Book Fair
VISUAL ARTISTS (In Alphabetical Order)
1. De LA: Landscape in the Prints, Photographs, and Books of Edward Ruscha (MAZ)
Ed Ruscha consistently combines the cityscape of his adopted home-town of Los Angeles with vernacular language to communicate a particular urban experience. He has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, including representing the United States at the Whitney Biennale in 2005. In 2001 Ruscha was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters as a member of the Department of Art. This exhibit of his work is presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
2. Julius Shulman’s Los Angeles (MUSA)
The Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute are proud to bring the work of Julius Shulman to FIL. For 70 years, photographer Julius Shulman created one of the most comprehensive chronologies of U.S. modern architecture by picturing the ongoing development of Los Angeles. Shulman is known for his iconic photographs of unique and classic sites and structures, including LA’s famous Case-Study homes and Mid-Century Modern buildings.
3. Low Rider Cars from Los Angeles (EXPO Guadalajara International Entrance)
Low Rider culture represents an aspect of LA that crosses the street scene and pop-art with the flavor of Mexican-American/Latino heritage. Low Rider culture is a regional passion, identified chiefly with Latino East LA. Three custom cars with educational videos will be displayed in the Expo Center to demonstrate this “cool” aspect of LA car culture. Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural will be curating the car exhibit in the Guest of Honor Pavilion at FIL.
4. Oz: New Offerings from Angel City (Guadalajara Regional Museum)
Frank Baum, best known for having penned the Wizard of Oz books, lived in Los Angeles for a number of years while writing these memorable works. It is widely believed that he saw Los Angeles as the visionary “Emerald City,” prophetically realizing its limitless possibilities. This exhibition includes 25 to 40 artworks of all disciplines, showcasing established and cutting-edge artists that represent the multicultural make-up of LA’s visual arts scene. This program is curated for the FIL by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
5. Phantom Sighting (MAZ)
Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement is the largest exhibition of cutting-edge Chicano art in LACMA’s history, as well as the first exhibition presented in a major American museum that focuses exclusively on a new, second-generation of Chicano artists. Phantom Sightings recently traveled to the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, where LACMA developed Spanish language didactic materials and an exhibition brochure to supplement the catalog.
6. Marc Dean Veca: Revenge of Fantasmagoria (Instituto Cultural Cabañas)
Marc Dean Veca is known for his elaborate and detailed installations that cross the bridge between baroque design and street art. Utilizing both painting and/or vinyl, his works integrate global icons and symbols of high art, popular culture within nearly-psychedelic clouds. Otis College of Art and Design will be hosting this exhibition in the Guest of Honor Pavilion at FIL.
7. Vexing: Female Voice of East LA Punk (MUSA)
Vexing: Female Voices of East LA Punk examines the overlooked contributions of women to a vital period of artistic and musical production in LA from 1979 to 1984. Drawing from the archives of the musicians and artists of the genre/movement, it presents an historic overview of the scene. Presented by the Claremont Museum of Art.
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