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Installation view of Making Plans at Human Resources (photo by Chris Wormald, image courtesy Human Resources / Matthew Law)

As the economic gulf between the 1% and everyone else continues to widen, and nationalism seems to spread, issues surrounding labor, solidarity, and systematic change are becoming increasingly relevant. Curated by artists Kyle Bellucci Johanson and Matthew Lax, the group exhibition Making Plans, which closes Sunday, features several artists who engage with these topics through sculpture, video, and performance. These include a “safe space” shelter fabricated by Kim Zumpfe, and a series of stitching samplers reproducing questions on US naturalization tests, created by Aram Han Sifuentes in collaboration with non-citizens.

On Saturday at 4pm, artist duo Díaz Lewis will hold a workshop where visitors can join them as they attempt to make 34,000 pillows, corresponding to the number of immigration detention beds that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is required to maintain on a daily basis according to the detention bed quota. On Sunday at 6pm, a film screening of works by Nuttaphol Ma, Behrouze Rae, and others will close out the exhibition.

When: Closes Sunday, March 26, 6pm
Where: Human Resources LA (410 Cottage Home., Chinatown, Los Angeles)

More info here.

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Matt Stromberg is a freelance visual arts writer based in Los Angeles. In addition to Hyperallergic, he is a frequent contributor to Daily Serving, and Glasstire.