• Armory Center for the Arts
  • 145 N Raymond Ave.
  • Pasadena, CA 91103
  • USA
  • Sunday, October 15, 2017 - January 21, 2018
  • Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico

    This art exhibition will take place at the Armory Center for the Arts in Old Pasadena from Sunday, October 15, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. The art of the 1990s in Mexico has acquired an almost mythic status in recent years, coming to represent the moment that Mexican contemporary art assumed a place in the global arena. Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in 1990s Mexico will add a new layer to the growing interest in this period by drawing attention to artists, such as Taniel Morales, Andrea Ferreyra, and Elvira Santamaría, who operated in the margins, away from the widening mainstream. The exhibition explores the alternative, often clandestine art practices that emerged during this period marked by increasing violence, currency devaluation, industrial pollution, and political corruption. Against this turbulent backdrop, artists in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and elsewhere devised alternative practices and new exhibition spaces to show work that often directly engaged the politics and economics of the moment.

    Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

    Every four years, The Getty spearheads “Pacific Standard Time,” an art exhibition that spans across 70 museums throughout Southern California. The upcoming exhibition runs from September 2017 until January 2018 and will explore Latin American and Latino Art in Los Angeles, four exhibitions in association with PST LA/LA will take place in Pasadena (Pasadena Museums of California Art, Armory Center for the Arts, USC Pacific Asia Museum, and The Huntington)

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