Sonic Terrains in Latinx Art

Sonic Terrains in Latinx Art

April 30, 2022 – July 30, 2022
Opening Reception: April 30, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Sonic Terrains in Latinx Art is a major exhibition of Latinx sound practices, extending from the early avant-gardism of sound art to new interdisciplinary art forms. This exhibition, which features an intergenerational roster of 30 artists and collectives, aims to establish new directions in the field of Latinx art history by foregrounding the conceptual and experimental nature of Latinx sound practitioners.

Artists in the exhibition utilize sound in dynamic and varied outputs, including visual art, performance, spoken word, music, pirate radio, public protest, and social practice. Works within the exhibition examine the medium and structure of diverse sonic forms, as well as address the role of sound in processes of racialization, resistance, identity formation, cultural belonging, and collective healing. Taken together, these artists and artworks underscore the function and malleability of sound as an instrument for creative expression and political intervention.

Artists and collectives in the exhibition include Allora & Calzadilla, AMBOS (Art Made Between Opposite Sides), Tania Candiani, Autumn Chacon, Raven Chacon, Cog•nate Collective (Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez Arteaga), Sofía Córdova, Carmina Escobar, Marvin Fabien, Guillermo Galindo, Gary Garay, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, María Elena González, Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara, Martine Gutierrez, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Los Jaichackers (Julio Cesar Morales and Eamon Ore-Giron), Raphael Montañez Ortiz, MUXXXE, Pauline Oliveros, Gala Porras-Kim, San Cha, Luz María Sánchez, Jimena Sarno, Sonic Insurgency Research Group (Josh Rios, Anthony Romero, and Matt Joynt), Nyugen E. Smith, Penelope Uribe-Abee, Gerardo Velázquez, Dorian Wood, and XUXA SANTAMARIA (Sofía Córdova and Matthew Gonzalez Kirkland).

The exhibition is organized by the Vincent Price Art Museum. It is co-curated by Javier Arellano Vences, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, and Joseph Daniel Valencia.

Major support for the exhibition is provided by generous grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, and the Ford Foundation.

The Andy warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Ford Foundation

Additional support is provided by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and the Pasadena Art Alliance.

Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles, Pasadena Art Alliance

All exhibitions at the Vincent Price Art Museum are underwritten by the Vincent Price Art Museum Foundation and East Los Angeles College.

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