A Universal History of Infamy

BCAM, Level 2
August 20, 2017–February 19, 2018
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A Universal History of Infamy is a multi-site project engaging sixteen Latino and Latin American artists whose practices challenge disciplinary boundaries in favor of hybrid languages. Spanning across three venues across Los Angeles –LACMA, 18th Street Art Center (Santa Monica) and Charles White E. S. (Mc Arthur Park), artists in the exhibition consider the frictions between visual art and other disciplines and research methodologies such as anthropology, history, linguistics, literature, and pedagogy materialized through architectural interventions, sculpture, photography, drawing, media installation, and performance.

Artists in the exhibition: Angela Bonadíes (Venezuela); Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico/ Germany); Carolina Caycedo (Colombia/ Los Angeles); Josefina Guilisasti (Chile); Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj (Brazil/ Denmark); Runo Lagomarsino (Argentina/ Sweeden); Fernanda Laguna (Argentina); Michael Linares (Puerto Rico);  NuMu [Stefan Benchoam, Jessica Kaire] (Guatemala); MAPA Teatro (Colombia); Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa (Guatemala); Gala Porras-Kim (Colombia/ Los Angeles); Vincent Ramos (Los Angeles); Oscar Santillán (Ecuador) Zinny and Maidagan (Argentina, Germany) and Carla Zaccagnini (Brazil/ Norway).

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This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Major support provided by grants from the Getty Foundation.

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This project is supported by a generous grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the AMA Foundation, the Pasadena Art Alliance, and the Wallis Annenberg Director's Endowment Fund. 

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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 Lauren Beck and Kimberly Steward, 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: Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Breve Historia de la Arquitectura en Guatemala (A Brief History of Architecture in Guatemala), 2010–13. Single channel video installation. © Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa.