Monday, December 19, 2016

art link roundup

Oaxacan artist collective 2017-2018 @ LA Central Library
"Los Angeles is often lauded as a diverse city, but rarely do the stories of the indigenous communities that make up the city’s history get the credit they deserve. If they do, they're overshadowed by their colonialist counterparts, garnering little more than a few textbook pages. But these communities play a vital role in an exhibition that's currently in the works for contemporary Angelenos to see.
On view from Sept. 16, 2017, to Jan. 31, 2018, “Visualizing Language: A Zapotec Worldview” features commissioned work from Oaxacan artist collective Tlacolulokos [Darío Canul and Cosijoesa Cernas] that will be on display at the Central Library’s rotunda. "

All-male-art-show (probably mostly white)see also, cited in article-sexism in art

"while feminism has propelled women forward, men are stuck in a standstill...Hector thinks a big part of the problem is that men aren’t being asked the same questions as women. While feminism has pushed women to reevaluate their traditional roles in society, Hector thinks “there’s been a lack of having similar conversations with men.” She’s curious about how men talk and think about themselves.

To get the conversation started, Hector generated an extensive list of questions and sent them to a racially diverse group of both straight and gay male artists. She asked the men to consider society’s expectations on them. Do they feel pressure to have a certain kind of picket-fence house, high earning job, wife, husband or family? She asked them if they felt stereotyped as men and whether or not they feel free to express themselves emotionally. She asked them if they think society should change its approach to raising boys, and how they feel feminism has affected their relationships and their perceptions of themselves.

'It’s interesting,' Hector says, 'a woman asking men these questions. I like seeing men be uncomfortable with their feelings.'"

Color @ Tulalip
Exploring color; exhibit geared toward Pre-K - 3rd Graders

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