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 an initiative led by the Getty. 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, 2015 and at the Getty Center on Monday, May 4, 2015. RSVP here.
Dedicated to expanding conversation and encouraging dialogue sparked by the premise of 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 and practices that cross the U.S./Mexico border, and increased exposure to the variety of cultural practices at work in the region.
Organized as a series of public conversations, LA/LA: Place and Practice examines the difficult topics that arise when considering the complex terrain of the Los Angeles-Latin American relationship. These conversations will shed light on the heterogeneous nature of art making by both Latino and Latin American artists in the region by detailing the varied research practices and programming platforms that artists and other cultural producers have adopted.
Structured as two panel discussions, two roundtables, and four clusters of quick-paced presentations interspersed over the two days, presenters include a range of artists, writers, curators, and urban researchers. They will address four topics dedicated to critical writing and media, community organizing, histories and migrations, and pedagogy and archives. Additionally, presenters will give an overview of their own practices as they relate to Los Angeles, Southern California, and the U.S./Mexico border.
Organized by MFA Public Practice faculty Bill Kelley Jr., featuring several MFA Public Practice alumni, including Raul Baltazar, Las Cafeteras (Daniel French), MobileMuralLab (Roberto Del Hoyo and David Russell), Mujeres de Maiz (Felicia Montes), and Christina Sanchez.
LA/LA: Place and Practice began as a series of conversations in 2013 among members of the Latino arts community in Los Angeles and 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.