Graphic arts interplay between Mexico City & Los Angeles @ Mixografia

Visual arts

From Mexico City to LA: A Visual History of Graphic Art
traces the history of printmaking in Mexico throughout the twentieth century, and explores the conversation between Mexican printmaking and contemporary graphic art in Latin America and Southern California.

The exhibition guides viewers through a lineage of artworks published by Taller de Gráfica Popular and Taller de Gráfica Mexicana in Mexico City, and Mixografia in Los Angeles, spanning throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Presented in Mixografia’s gallery space in Downtown Los Angeles, the exhibition will feature early artworks by Jose Guadalupe Posada, and prints from Taller de Gráfica Popular by Leopoldo Méndez and Pablo O’Higgins that express the populist and revolutionary roots of graphic arts in Mexico. The exhibition will present these works in a historical progression, exploring the relationship between Taller de Gráfica Mexicana and Rufino Tamayo, one of Mexico’s preeminent artists, and Tamayo’s role in the early days of the Mixografia technique.

The show, which extends only through October 21, is part of the Getty Foundation’s 2017 Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Rufino Tamayo. Sandias, 1980, Mixografía® print on handmade paper. Edition of 100. 30 X 40 inches

Mexico City to LA: A Visual History of Graphic Art | Mixografia Workshop | opening reception Sat Sept 16

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Rauschenberg dance contributions recognized in live MoMA performance

Architecture & Design · Dance · Visual arts

Who’s going to New York? Oh, you already live there? Then get thee to MoMA on Wednesday, September 6, for a curated performance of mid-century dance masterworks at the vaunted MoMA Sculpture Garden twice that day.

The dance program accompanies Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, the exhibit now on at the Museum through September 17. Rauschenberg had a hand in either look or the sound of the performance pieces on the program.

Robert Rauschenberg’s six-decade career was shaped by his friendships and collaborations with avant-garde choreographers and dancers. He worked with Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor, contributing sets, costumes, lighting design, and sound to their dances. Program below:

Merce Cunningham

Changeling. 1958
Performed by Silas Riener
Music: Christian Wolff. Suite (I). 1954
Costumes: After design by Robert Rauschenberg

Excerpts from Antic Meet (1958) and Travelogue. 1977
Performed by Dylan Crossman, Daniel Madoff, Melissa Toogood
Music: John Cage. Concert for Piano and Orchestra. 1957–58
Costumes: After design by Robert Rauschenberg

Paul Taylor

Three Epitaphs. 1956
Performed by Alana Allende, Rei Akazawa, Amanda Stevenson, Princeton McCurtain, Irving Amigon
Music: Traditional New Orleans jazz
Costumes: After design by Robert Rauschenberg

Tracer. 1962
Performed by Jake Deibert, Alana Allende, Rei Akazawa, Amanda Stevenson
Music: James Tenney
Costumes: After the design by Robert Rauschenberg
Set design: Robert Rauschenberg

Trisha Brown

You Can See Us. 1995
Performed by Cecily Campbell, Leah Morrison
Sound and costume design: Robert Rauschenberg

Dance Among Friends | Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Garden | Wednesday, September 6, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 pm


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The friendship of cowboy singers

Featured · Music · Visual arts

The arts “get to us” in so many different ways. There may be something about the turbulence of the past week, a time of saber-rattling, that has particularly touch our nation at the passing away of a gentle spirit named Glen Campbell. Here in Los Angeles, the Autry Museum of the American West issued a special note in memorium, as they had a valued relationship with the cowboy singer.

At the Autry, we remember Glen for his kindness and generosity. He performed at six Autry Galas: 1988, 1989, 1997, 1998, 2004, and 2007. In 2004, he received the Autry’s Humanities Prize in honor of his work and accomplishments, which have profoundly enriched our understanding of the American West.

The widow of Gene Autry, whose Western art and memorabilia form the core collection of the Museum, had a special message about Campbell. Said Jackie Autry, Founding Chair of the Autry’s Board of Trustees:

“Gene and I cherished our friendship with Glen. He was also a dear friend of the Autry Museum and a gifted artist who graced this world with his beautiful music. I will always hold him close to my heart.”

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