Visiting Artists Series: Yoshua Okón

Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances. He works with marginalized groups such as pit-bull owners, Nazi-war memorabilia collectors, and Venice Beach homeless people, in order to reflect back onto mainstream culture. For this show, Okón debuts a new two-channel video installation which was produced during his residency at the Hammer. The work, shot on location at a Los Angeles Home Depot store, explores the relationships amongst Guatemalan day laborers who at home fought on opposite sides, yet here in the U.S. are working together in their efforts to find work.

 

Image: Octopus, installation view. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA.

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April 25, 2017
Lectures
Visiting Artists Series: Yoshua Okón
11:00AM The Forum
April 25, 2017
2017-04-25 11:00 2017-04-25 11:00
Lectures
Visiting Artists Series: Yoshua Okón
11:00AM 2017-04-25 11:00 | The Forum
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045