Opening Reception for Coastal/Border – Sep. 16, 2017

Opening September 16, 2017

Featuring: Mecca Vazie Andrews, Edgar Fabián Frías, Paul Pescador, Jimena Sarno, Jim Skudlt, Sebastian Hernandez

Social Practice projects beginning Spring 2017, details TBD.

Curated by Raquel Gutiérrez and Martabel Wasserman

Coastal/Border is an exhibition of original site-responsive performance and installation work with corresponding public programming. Taking as its starting point the landscape and history of the area surrounding Angels Gate Cultural Center, the participating artists will interrogate how the coast is fortified as border, and how in turn that impacts the Latino/Latina communities of Los Angeles and beyond. In asking artists to develop a performance or public programming component of their work, the curators seek to emphasis the ways in which historical connections between LA/LA are embodied in the present and create meaningful opportunities for community involvement in the exhibition.