2016 CSRC Annual Open House
Join us for the annual CSRC Open House, which this year will mark the official opening of Taking to the Streets: Art in Public Space at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, an exhibition curated by Karen Rapp. Taking to the Streets, which will remain on view in the CSRC Library through Winter Quarter, highlights diverse selections from the CSRC’s archival holdings and previous projects that utilize public space as a site for artistic engagement and production. Artists represented in the show are Ramiro Gomez, Daniel J. Martinez, Sandra de la Loza, and the team of David Avalos, Louis Hock, and Elizabeth Sisco. The impetus for the show is a recent donation to the CSRC archive: Avalos, Hock, and Sisco’s Welcome to America’s Finest Tourist Plantation, a poster created by the artists for a public art project launched in San Diego in 1988. The poster was mounted on the back of city buses and offered a commentary on the city’s tourist industry being dependent on illegal immigrant laborers. The only remaining mounted poster has been conserved at UCLA and is now on permanent public display at the CSRC. Also meet CSRC staff and enjoy catering by Casablanca on the patio. See you there!
For more information on the Taking to the Streets exhibition, click here.
A recording of this event can be found on the CSRC YouTube channel.