LAST WEEK TO VISIT INSTRUMENTS OF MEMORY AT STUDIO 203

February 26 – April 30, 2022 Instruments of Memory presents artistic work that investigates materiality in relation to history, place, time, and remembrance. This exhibition features new and recent work by four artists based in Los Angeles, California: Dana Funaro, B. Neimeth, Aneesa Shami, and Patricia Yossen. With practices spanning ceramics, painting, photography, fiber art, and sound, the artists investigate how places, landscapes, remains, and objects produce and affect identity and how memory is linked to the tactile and intuitive qualities of the materials. An extension of our site, which…

IMAGES FROM NICARAGUA: AN INTERVIEW WITH GABRIELLE GARCIA STEIB

In the United States, community-driven photo archives have grown in popularity, particularly in social media, in the last five years. To name a few of these initiatives around the country one can find Instagram accounts such as Korean Archives in DC, Cambodian Archives in Los Angeles, and, perhaps one of the most successful, Veteranas y Rucas, run by archivist and visual artist Guadalupe Rosales. Rosales has been sharing the experiences and life of Mexican-Americans in East LA since 2015. The commonality of these projects is the effort to challenge and…

A CONVERSATION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN’S MUSEUM IN COSTA RICA, CLAUDIA MANDEL KATZ

Translation by Gabrielle Garcia SteibImages courtesy of Claudia Mandel KatzPortrait of Claudia Mandel Katz courtesy of Alicia Olmos Ochoa In 2014, during a visit to Mexico City, art historian Dr. Griselda Pollock gave a series of conferences at local universities and conducted a workshop titled Feminism and Critical Curatorial Practice organized by the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), and The Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL). Dr. Claudia Mandel Katz and I, along with other selected participants from both universities and the research and curatorial team…