Banhart’s first solo show in Los Angeles is at turns intimate and grandiose.
In the 1970s and ’80s, the Bags, Vaginal Davis, Nervous Gender, and Los Illegals used music and performance to express their dissent of racism and gender violence, imagining punk as a possible utopia.
Rubén Ortiz Torres gathered decommissioned patrol vehicles damaged in altercations with cartels and then bathed them in midnight blue and millennial pink.
The arpilleras narrated the course of Pinochet’s brutal dictatorship through bold colors, broad stitching, and striking imagery, often incorporating fabrics from their disappeared children’s clothes.
In the face of natural disaster, artists question how the overwhelming anxiety of environmental degradation can be harnessed into creative action.