Defiant Chronicles is the documentation of the rusty and beautiful concrete layers of the city. The unwanted streets tell us history while the broken structures breed color into art.
From Museum website:
The Museum of Latin American Art presents “Defiant Chronicles,” the second exhibition organized by MOLAA for its new satellite space called The Collaborative. Co-curated by MOLAA Curator Idurre Alonso and Slanguage Founders Mario Ybarra Jr. and Karla Diaz, the exhibit focuses on representing current strategies for artistic production derived and influenced by urban and street art including graffiti, stencil and stickers. The exhibition is comprised of two multi-media installations by artists aka, Acamonchi from Tijuana, Mexico and Los Angeles-based artist aka, Perl from the graffiti female collective FDS (From the Streets). The invited artists share a similar concern for utilizing artistic tactics of research-based projects, documentation and investigation. The exhibition challenges the traditional approach to street art/graffiti as a practice that is meant to be singled-out from its place and context, exclusive to an insider audience and contradicts the perception of urban art as a male dominated art form that rarely addresses gender issues in its content. May 1 through July 24.
Opening Reception April 30, 2011
7 p.m. - 9 p.m
Show runs till
July 24, 2011
Location: The Collaborative,
421 W. Broadway, Long Beach.
Phone: (562) 570-1930
Swapmeet Chronicles will be participating in the show with photographs documenting the forgotten streets of Wilmington and South Central.