Artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla in Conversation
- December 15, 2017 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla will discuss their collaborative practice and their works currently presented in MAF’s Latin American Artists in the Marciano Collection. Through a research-based approach, their works trace the intersections of history, material culture, and politics through a wide variety of mediums, namely performance, sculpture, sound, video, and photography. Based out of Puerto Rico, the pair’s perspective is from a unique intersection of both Latin America and the United States, and MAF is pleased to present this intimate conversation alongside Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
About the artists:
Jennifer Allora (b. 1974) received a BA from the University of Richmond in Virginia (1996) and an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003); Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971, Cuba) received a BFA from Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico (1996) and an MFA from Bard College (2001). Collaborating since 1995, Allora & Calzadilla were finalists for the Hugo Boss Prize (2006) and the Nam June Paik Award (2006). They are the recipients of other prizes, including DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (2008-2009); the Gwangju Biennial Prize (2004); Penny McCall Foundation Grant (2003); Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2002); and the Cintas Fellowship (2002-2001).
Currently, Allora & Calzadilla’s monumental work, Unspecified Promise, 2017, is included in the sculpture garden at the ICA Miami. Other recent exhibitions include Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2016); Split The Lark, Royaumont Abbey, Asnières-sur-Oise, France (2016); Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), a DIA Art Foundation Commission in Guayanilla/Penuelas Puerto Rico (2015); Intervals, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2014); Apotomē, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2014); Gloria, US Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (2011); and Performance 9: Allora & Calzadilla, MoMA, New York, NY, USA (2010).
About the exhibition:
With Latin American Artists in the Marciano Collection, MAF joins the Getty and the arts organizations across the region for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American art in dialogue with Los Angeles. MAF welcomes the opportunity to highlight Latin American artists in the Marciano Collection, reinforcing the Foundation’s focus on revealing an active global dialogue and drawing connections amongst a diverse group of international and Los Angeles-based artists.