Asco and Friends: Exiled Portraits, organized by Le Cartel and the CSRC and co-curated by Celine Kopp, Chon A. Noriega, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, has been announced. This is the first major exhibition in France of works by the artist collective Asco, active in Los Angeles from 1972 to 1987. The exhibition will take place March 8 through July 6, 2014 at Tour-Panorama, La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.
Alex Ortega, CSRC associate director and professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was interviewed for a National Public Radio story on the high rates of diabetes among Latinos, and a variety of efforts being made to reduce them.
The exhibition "Asco: No Movies" at the Nottingham Contemporary was reviewed in the December/January issue of Art Monthly, a U.K. publication.
In another story on the "Market Makeover" project led in part by the UCLA-USC Center for Public Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) and CSRC associate director Alex Ortega, KCET reports on the transformation of the Euclid Market in Boyle Heights into a store prioritizing fresh produce over processed foods