“LA/LA: Place and Practice”

“LA/LA: Place and Practice”

Scripps College

Cognate Collective, California Supermarket, 2012. Digital photograph, dimensions variable.
April 8, 2015
“LA/LA: Place and Practice”

Saturday, May 2, 2015

The San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92102

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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“LA/LA: Place and Practice” is a two-day symposium organized by Scripps College, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and The San Diego Museum of Art in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation, this two-day event will be held at The San Diego Museum of Art on Saturday, May 2, and at the Getty Center on Monday, May 4.

Dedicated to expanding conversation and encouraging dialogue around Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, “LA/LA: Place and Practice” will inquire into the local side of the LA/LA equation—Los Angeles and the Southern California region extending into Tijuana—considering the direct relationships between local Latino arts communities, migratory experiences across the US/Mexico border, and increased exposure to the variety of cultural practices at work in the region.

“LA/LA: Place and Practice” is the result of a series of meetings that were held in the summer and fall of 2013 by a group of artists, arts activists, curators, educators, and scholars who have an ongoing interest in the Latino arts community in Los Angeles, as well as those working across Southern California and into Tijuana, Mexico. One of the primary goals was to enrich the dialogue about the Latino arts community in Los Angeles, Southern California, and the Tijuana border region leading up to Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA in 2017.

“LA/LA: Place and Practice” includes four panel discussions.

Naming: Criticism and Case Studies
This session looks at the issues surrounding writing on art and culture in Southern California and the border region. It includes influential writers, journalists, and critics and considers how their work has impacted and framed the representation of Latino and Latin American artistic production.

Organizing Communities
The roundtable examinescase studies of cultural and artist-driven initiatives that have bridged Latino and Latin American communities in the region. Case studies include advocacy-driven projects that mirror civic justice organizations and seek to excavate the complex territory of “community.”

Histories and Migration
This panel focuses on Southern California’s and the border region’s historic relationship to movement and migration, the evolving nature of these communities, and their impact on cultural production.

Archives & Pedagogy Roundtable
This roundtablefocuseson the archive in the expanded field as pedagogical and aesthetic action. Featured speakers engage varied research techniques drawn from multiple disciplines that are often manifested through teaching, aesthetic investigation, curation, publishing, archiving, and reactivating forgotten histories.

Confirmed speakers include:

Carmen Argote, David Avalos, Raul Baltazar, Mariana Botey, Nao Bustamante, Las Cafeteras, Carolina Caycedo, Ondine Chavoya, Victor Clark Alfaro, Cognate Collective, Kency Cornejo, Beatriz Cortez, Camilo Cruz, Teddy Cruz, School of Echoes (Chris Cuellar), Sandra de la Loza, Juan Devis, Dignicraft, Ricardo Dominguez, James Enos, Rafa Esparza, Alejandra Espasande, Luis Garza, Ken Gonzales-Day, Raquel Gutierrez, Luis Hernandez, Robb Hernandez, Josh Kun, Nery Gabriel Lemus, Mexicali Rose, Carolina Miranda, Sharon Mizota, MobileMuralLab, Fiamma Montezemolo, Mujeres de Maiz, Chon Noriega, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Polen AudioVisual, Regeneración, Oscar Romo, Christina Sanchez, Lucia Sanroman, South El Monte Arts Posse, John Spiak


“LA/LA: Place and Practice” is organized by Ken Gonzales-Day, Bill Kelley Jr., and Pilar Tompkins Rivas.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place across Southern California from September 2017 through January 2018.

Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California.

For further information and RSVP, contact Conference Coordinator Carol Zou, [email protected].


"LA/LA: Place and Practice" symposium at Scripps College: speakers and panel discussions announced

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