Moderated by Macarena Gómez-Barris, cultural critic, in conversation with Bill Kelley, Jr., curator, and Jennifer S. Ponce de León, scholar.
Talking to Action investigates contemporary, community-based social art practices in the United States and Latin America while attempting to build a direct dialogue with artists and researchers across the hemisphere to discuss shared concerns, issues and art practices. 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.
Including artists: Liliana Angulo (Bogotá, Colombia), Efraín Astorga Garay (Ciudad Juarez, Mexico), BijaRi (São Paulo, Brazil), Bulbo and Galatea audio/visual (Tijuana, Mexico), Giacomo Castagnola (Lima, Peru / Mexico City, Mexico), Cog●nate Collective (Tijuana, Mexico, and Southern California, US), Grupo Contrafilé (São Paulo, Brazil), Sandra de la Loza and Eduardo Molinari (Los Angeles, US and Buenos Aires, Argentina), Dignicraft (Tijuana, Mexico), Etcétera (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Frente 3 de Fevereiro (São Paulo, Brazil), Colectivo FUGA (Otavalo, Ecuador), Clara Ianni and Débora Maria da Silva (São Paulo, Brazil), Iconoclasistas (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Kolectivo de Restauración Territorial (Gonzalo Cueto Vera, Jorge A. Olave Riveros, Cristian Wenuvil Peiñan) (Temuco, Chile), Suzanne Lacy (Wasco, California, US), Alfadir Luna (Mexico City, Mexico), Taniel Morales (Mexico City, Mexico), Andrés Padilla Domene and Ivan Puig Domene (Mexico City, Mexico), POLEN (Tijuana, Mexico), Gala Porras-Kim (Bogotá, Colombia, and Los Angeles, US), Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (Puerto Rico) and Ultra-red and School of Echoes Los Angeles (California, US).
Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is curated by Bill Kelley, Jr., Curator and Lead Researcher. Karen Moss is Consulting Curator. Talking to Action is 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). The exhibition and tour are made possible, in part, with the generous support of the Getty Foundation, PST: LA/LA presenting sponsor Bank of America, the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI’s International Forum.