Armory Center Exhibition Examines Political Actions Generated by Artist Initiatives

Published : Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 1:50 AM

A free exhibition that examines social spaces and political actions generated by artist initiatives in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey in the 1990s will run through January 22, 2018 at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 North Raymond Avenue.

Dubbed “Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico” /”Más abajo que el underground: arte renegado y acción en el México de los noventa,” the exhibit reception will be on October 14, 2017 at 7 p.m.

The exhibition examines diverse independent artist initiatives – including ad hoc street performances and interventions, clubs, collaboratively produced ‘zines, archives and collections, pirate radio programs, and more.

The exhibit also references pronounced divisions of class, race, and gender, with art objects themselves the tangible outcomes of many different conditions of creating, living, and experimenting within the same place.

A related publication complements the exhibition with content such as interviews, texts, and images generated through the deep research process, which has unfolded over the past four years. Please join us for the opening reception featuring a special DJ performance by Sonido Apokalitzin.

Participating in the exhibition are noted artists 19 Concreto, Eduardo Abaroa, Mariana Botey, Casper, Caxa, Andrea Ferreyra, Grupo Incidental, Melquiades Herrera, Jalarte, Marcus Kurtycz, Los Chinos, Los Lichis, Marcelaygina, Teresa Margolles, César Martínez, Sarah Minter, Taniel Morales, Lorena Orozco, Pinto Mi Raya, Vicente Razo/Museo Salinas, Elvira Santamaría, Semefo, Sonido Apokalitzin, Katia Tirado, Ema Villanueva and Lorena Wolffer.

This exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

For more information on the exhibit, visit www.armoryarts.org or call (626) 792-5101

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