Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism. Become a Member »

Support Hyperallergic’s independent arts journalism.

Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Nou Pap Obeyi (No Vamos Obedecer / We Will Not Obey) action, (2015). Photo: Daniel Lima.

The artists in Talking to Action explore a range of trans-disciplinary practices, blurring the lines between object making, political and environmental activism, community organizing, and performance. Selected projects interrogate issues including migration and memory, critical mapping and cartographic practices, environmental issues and policies, gender rights and legislation, indigenous culture, racial violence and policing tactics, and are often produced in collaboration with particular communities in politically charged contexts.

The exhibition is curated by Bill Kelley, Jr., Curator and Lead Researcher. Karen Moss is Consulting Curator. Organized by Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, and managed as a traveling exhibition by Independent Curators International (ICI).

Artists in the show include: Liliana Angulo, Efraín Astorga Garay, BijaRi, Bulbo and Galatea audio/visual, Giacomo Castagnola, Cog●nate Collective, Grupo Contrafilé, Sandra de la Loza and Eduardo Molinari, Dignicraft, Etcétera, Frente 3 de Fevereiro, Colectivo FUGA, Clara Ianni and Débora Maria da Silva, Iconoclasistas, Kolectivo de Restauración Territorial (Gonzalo Cueto Vera, Jorge A. Olave Riveros, Cristian Wenuvil Peiñan), Suzanne Lacy, Alfadir Luna, Taniel Morales, Andrés Padilla Domene and Ivan Puig Domene, POLEN, Gala Porras-Kim, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, and Ultra-red and School of Echoes Los Angeles.

The opening Reception will take place on Thursday, September 26 from 6-8 pm with a Panel Discussion, Talking to Action: Art and Politics in the Americas from 5:30-7 pm in Room 213. Moderated by Macarena Gómez-Barris, cultural critic, in conversation with Bill Kelley, Jr., curator, and Jennifer S. Ponce de León, scholar.

For more information, visit pratt.edu/exhibitions.

The Latest

Required Reading

This week, the National Gallery of Art finally acquired a major work by Faith Ringgold, the director of The Velvet Underground talks film, North America’s Hindu Nationalist problem, canceling legacy admissions, and more.

Did Judy Chicago Just Troll Us?

Nowhere in the museums’ advertising blitzkrieg for the performance were we told to bring our wildfire-season masks as well as our covid masks, and covid masks don’t prevent smoke inhalation.