Episode No. 305 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features journalist Carolina Miranda and artist Leyla Cárdenas.
Carolina Miranda is a journalist at the Los Angeles Times. She joins host Tyler Green to preview “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” a Getty Foundation-funded series of exhibitions, catalogues and events across southern California. Miranda has already written several stories advancing PST exhibitions, including:
- “From Donald Duck to Donald Trump, an unprecedented look at Latin American art holds up a mirror to the US;”
- “How Mexico’s súper rudas ‘Radical Women’ are rewriting the history of Latin American art;”
- Firecrackers, a striptease scandal and more moments of change from the Hammer’s ‘Radical Women;’
- “Grand Avenue is getting color: Artist Carlos Cruz-DIez’s street installation at the Broad for PST: LA/LA;” and
- “Graciela Iturbide talks about going virl, LA cholos and shooting Frida Kahlo’s bathroom.”
Among the exhibitions she and Green discuss are:
- Memories of Underdevelopment at MCASD;
- Condemned to be Modern at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery;
- Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 at the Hammer Museum;
- Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico at the Armory Center for the Arts;
- Yoshua Okon: Oracle at the Torrance Art Museum;
- The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility at the Craft & Folk Art Museum;
- Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985 at LACMA;
- Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco at the Pomona College Museum of Art;
- The Great Wall of Los Angeles: Judith F. Baca’s Experimentations in Collaboration and Concrete at the CSU Northridge Art Galleries;
- ¡Murales Rebeldes! LA Chicana/o Murals under Siege at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes;
- LA RAZA at the Autry Museum of the American West;
- Video Art in Latin America at LAXART;
- Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960-Present at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Community Arts Workshop;
- Circles and Circuits I: History and Art of the Chinese Caribbean Diaspora at the California African American Museum and Circles and Circuits II: Contemporary Chinese Caribbean Art at the Chinese American Museum;
- Anna Maria Maiolino at MOCA;
- Juan Downey: Radiant Nature at LACE and the Pitzer College Art Galleries;
- Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB and at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum; and
- How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA and at the MAK Center.
On the second segment artist Leyla Cárdenas discusses her recent work, especially Excision (2012), which is included in “Home — So Different, So Appealing” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It is the first PST: LA/LA show to open. Curated by Chon Noriega, Pilar Tompkins Rivas and Mari Carmen Ramirez, it will remain on view through October 15, when it will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Cárdenas is a Colombia-based artist whose work explores how history can be found in the physical spaces within built environments. She’s had solo shows this year at her gallery in Bogota and at Dimensions Variable in Miami. She’s been included in recent group shows such as the Orange County Museum of Art triennial, and “The Materialitiy of the Invisible,” which is now on view at several locations in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Air date: September 7, 2017.