Home—So Different, So Appealing
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Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, HOME — So Different, So Appealing features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. Spanning seven decades and covering art styles from Pop Art and Conceptualism to “anarchitecture” and “autoconstrucción,” the artists featured in this show explore one of the most basic social concepts by which individuals, families, nations, and regions understand themselves in relation to others. In the process, their work also offers an alternative narrative of postwar and contemporary art.
The show will include works by internationally known figures such as Daniel Joseph Martinez, Gordon Matta-Clark, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Guillermo Kuitca, and Doris Salcedo, as well as younger emerging artists such as Carmen Argote and Camilo Ontiveros. Including a wide range of media that often incorporate material from actual homes, the exhibition also features several large-scale installations and as well as an outdoor sculpture by Maria Elena Gonzalez.
This exhibition was organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Major support provided by the Getty Foundation.
Major support provided by grants from the Getty Foundation.
This project is supported by a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional funding provided by Entravision Communications Corporation, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, and the Pasadena Art Alliance.
All exhibitions at LACMA are underwritten by the LACMA Exhibition Fund. Major annual support is provided by Kitzia and Richard Goodman, with generous annual funding from the Judy and Bernard Briskin Family Foundation, Louise and Brad Edgerton, Edgerton Foundation, Emily and Teddy Greenspan, Jenna and Jason Grosfeld, The Jerry and Kathleen Grundhofer Foundation, Taslimi Foundation, and Lenore and Richard Wayne.
Image: Carmen Argote, 720 Sq. Ft. Household Mutations, Part B , 2010, installation view at g727, photo credit: Carmen Argote.