Asco – No Movies – CAPC Bordeaux

Asco – No Movies
26.06.2014 -> 05.10.2014
CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
France

bordeaux_asco25jun14aBLOGAsco – No Movies
CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux

bordeaux_asco26jun14cBLOGAsco – No Movies
CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux

 

bordeaux_asco26jun14bBLOGbordeaux_asco26jun14dBLOGAsco – No Movies
Exhibition Reception
CAPC
l-r:
Richard Telles (Richard Telles Fine Art)
Lila Hammel
Dan Finsel
Harry Gamboa Jr.
François Poisay (CAPC)

Photo: Melanie Cervantez

Dan Finsel
http://www.capc-bordeaux.fr/programme/dan-finsel

bordeaux_asco25jun14bBLOGBordeaux – Los Angeles 50 Year Partnership at U.S. Consulate – Bordeaux Reception
l-r:
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Thomas Wolf (U.S. consul in Bordeaux)
Dan Finsel
http://www.sistercitiesofla.com/centre-darts-plastiques-contemporian

hg_valadez28jun14cBLOGl-r:
Harry Gamboa Jr.
with
John Valadez
,
mural production studio at Musée d’Aquitaine Bordeaux

Photo:  David Diaz, Ph.D.

John Valadez
http://www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr/en/event/chicano-dream-chicano-artists-cheech-marin-collection-1980-2010

 

ASCO no movies Asco – qui signifie dégoût ou nausée en espagnol – est un important collectif d’artistes chicanos (première génération d’Américano-mexicains) actif dans les années 1970-1980. Ils réalisaient des performances, photographies, films et peintures dans les rues d’East Los Angeles, en marge de la scène artistique de LA. —- Extravagants à outrance, vêtus de costumes chinés ou fabriqués par leurs soins, les membres d’Asco mettaient en scène des performances provocantes qu’ils immortalisaient sous formes de photographies intitulées “No Movies”. Ce simple énoncé paradoxal plaçait leur action dans la catégorie des films conceptuels – une narration éphémère assimilée à une affiche ou un photogramme de film hollywoodien, dans lesquels les membres d’Asco devenaient de pseudo-ʺstars du barrioʺ. Leurs actions et performances étaient créées en réaction aux troubles sociaux et aux émeutes raciales de l’époque à Los Angeles. Leurs tableaux investissaient souvent les lieux d’incidents importants dans les jours qui suivaient l’événement sans que l’imagerie et le style de la performance y fasse directement référence. Si Asco appartenait à une contre-culture politique chicano, son esthétique adoptait une toute autre ligne. De fait, ce mélange d’art et de politique combiné à l’héritage chicano et à la pop, le punk et la mode de l’époque est unique. Le collectif a récemment été réhabilité au sein de l’histoire de la création artistique de LA et ses œuvres ont trouvé un nouvel écho auprès des jeunes générations d’artistes intéressés par la performativité, les fictions médiatiques et l’activisme politique. La première exposition monographique consacrée à Asco (Asco: Elite of the Obscure) a eu lieu en 2012 à Los Angeles dans le cadre de Pacific Standard Time, un événement protéiforme organisé par The Getty (expositions, performances, manifestations diverses et édition de livres) qui retrace l’histoire et l’influence des arts visuels à Los Angeles dans la seconde moitié du XXème siècle. Cette exposition saluée par la critique avait été conçue à partir d’une thèse de doctorat ayant pour sujet Asco. Elle présentait une chronologie des activités du collectif au moyen d’archives et d’œuvres variées, ainsi qu’une publication exhaustive. L’œuvre d’Asco a récemment fait l’objet d’expositions à la Tate Modern, la Tate Liverpool, au Centre Pompidou et d’un article important dans Artforum en 2011. L’exposition présentée au CAPC vise à insister sur l’importance de leur travail au regard des critères de l’art performatif et de l’art interdisciplinaire réalisé dans la seconde moitié du 20ème siècle.  L’exposition d’Asco au LACMA était impressionnante d’érudition et se concentrait essentiellement sur la photographie. Celle du CAPC en revanche, s’intéresse autant aux costumes, aux vidéos et aux installations qu’aux photos, dans le but de reconstituer sous forme d’exposition les dimensions performatives, physiques et le rapport au contexte des œuvres d’Asco. Les principaux prismes d’interprétation de cette exposition sont les explications des artistes eux-mêmes concernant leurs œuvres et le contexte politique, culturel et historique dans lequel elles ont été réalisées.

Irene Aristizábal et Alex Farquharson sont les commissaires d’Asco: No Movies, une collaboration entre De Appel arts centre d’Amsterdam et le CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux. L’exposition s’appuie sur la récente rétrospective Asco: Elite of the Obscure préparée par les commissaires Rita Gonzalez et C. Ondine Chavoya pour le compte du Los Angeles County Museum of Art et du Williams College Museum of Art.

Exposition realize avec le soutien de Chaucer Freight et l’Ambassade des Etats-Unis d’ Amérique en France. Dans le cadre du 50 anniversaire du jumelage Bordeaux-Los Angeles Bordeaux – Los Angeles 50 Year Partnership.

 

ASCO — which means disgust or nausea in Spanish — are an important Chicano (first generation Mexican American) collective active in the 1970s-80s working with performance, photography, film and painting on the streets of East Los Angeles, beyond the centre of the L.A. art world.  Highly flamboyant, ASCO staged provocative performances that were captured on camera as photographs they called ‘no movies’.  Their actions and performances were created in response to the social unrest and race riots that occurred at this time in Los Angeles.  While belonging to a political Chicano counter-culture, aesthetically they went in quite a different direction.  As such, their combination of art and politics, interwoven with their Chicano heritage and the pop, punk and fashion of their time, is unique.

CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
7 rue Ferrère
F-33000 Bordeaux
France

Tél. +33 (0)5 56 00 81 50
http://www.capc-bordeaux.fr

 

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com/bio.html

 

 

The View From Here: L.A. and Photography – The Getty Center

getty31may14BLOGThe View From Here: L.A. and Photography

The Getty Center

Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Los Angeles

 

l-r:

Stephen Shore
Alex Prager
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Colin Westerbeck
John Divola

Photo:
©2014, Veronica Corona-Popovic

Sponsored by the Getty Museum Photographs Council on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of photography’s invention, this all-day symposium addressed the state of photography as it relates to Los Angeles during the past 25 years.

Introductory remarks:

Timothy Potts
Director
J. Paul Getty Museum

An Education: Teaching and Studying Photography in L.A.

Panelists:
JoAnn Callis
Robbert Flick
John Divola
James Welling

Moderator:
Anne Wilkes Tucker

Los Angeles Shoots Itself: Looking at Southern California

Panelists:
Matthew Brandt
John Divola
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Alex Prager
Stephen Shore

Moderator:
Colin Westerbeck

From the Rearview Mirror: Critical Perspectives on L.A.

Panelists:
Jan de Bont
Christopher Knight
Rebecca Morse
Jennifer Watts

Moderator:
Virginia Heckert

Closing Remarks:

Judith Keller
Senior Curator
Department of Photographs
The Getty Museum

 

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com/bio.html

Harry Gamboa Jr. – Biography

hg27apr14EMAILHarry Gamboa Jr.

Photo:  ©2014, Barbara Carrasco

 

Harry Gamboa Jr. is an artist, writer, and educator.

He is a co-founder of Asco (1972-1985), the Los Angeles-based performance group.

He is the founder and director of Virtual Vérité (2005-Present), the international performance troupe.

He is a faculty member of the Photo/Media Program at California Institute of the Arts.

He is a lecturer with the Chicana/o Studies Department at California State University, Northridge.

His work has been exhibited by museums + art spaces nationally/internationally :
De Appel, Amsterdam (2014), Triangle France, Marseille, France (2014), Smart Museum of Art, Chicago (2014); Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz, Austria (2013); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, England (2013); Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. (2013); Le Musée d’Art Contemporain, Marseille, France (2013); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (UNAM), Mexico City (2013); Tate Liverpool, Liverpook, England (2013); The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York (2013); UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Rim Film Archive (2012); Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (2011, 1981); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2011, 2010); Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland (2009); Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2011); Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, England (2009); Museo de Arte Zapopan, Guadalajara, Mexico (2009); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011, 2008, 2001); Fowler Museum, UC Los Angeles (2011); Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2008); Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles (2008); El Museo del Barrio, New York (2008, 2010); The Huntington Library, San Marino, California (2008); Museo José Luis Cuevas, Mexico City (2006); Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2006); Museo Nacional de la Estampa, Mexico City (2005); International Center of Photography, New York (2003); MIT List Visual Arts Center (2000); Queens Museum of Art (1999); Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. (1997); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (1996); 1995 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1994); Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (1994); LAX/CSU Los Angeles (1994); Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (1981); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1979); Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City (1978); Museo Alvar y Carmen T. Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (1978); Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ (1977).

 

Current Exhibitions

Asco – No Movies

June 26 – – September 21, 2014

CAPC Bordeaux (France)

also

Smithsonian American Art Museum presents
Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

March 28, 2014 – June 22, 2014

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami

The exhibition will tour: Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif. (Sept. 21, 2014 – Jan. 11, 2015), Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City (February 6, 2015–May 17, 2015)”.

He has received numerous awards from institutions including the Rockefeller Foundation (2004), the Durfee Foundation Artist Award (2001), the Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award (2000), the Gluck Foundation (1998–1999), the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts (1990), the California Arts Council (1996), Art Matters, Inc. (1996), and National Endowment for the Arts (1987 and 1980).

2010 Latino Heritage Month was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by a wide spectrum of supporters in Council Chambers at the famed Los Angeles City Hall, where Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa presented the Latino Heritage Awards: Spirit of Los AngelesWillie Herrón IIIPatssi Valdez, and Harry Gamboa Jr. accepted the award on behalf of Asco), Dream of Los Angeles Tony Plana, Hope of Los Angeles Plácido Domingo.

He has taught at various universities and art institutions, including:
California State University, NorthridgeUniversity of California, Los AngelesUniversity of California, Riverside,University of California, Irvine, University of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity of California, San DiegoOtis/Parsons, and Maine College of Art.

He has delivered artist talks at:
Smithsonian American Art MuseumHarvard UniversityUC BerkeleyStanford UniversityDartmouth CollegeCornell UniversityScripps CollegeClaremont Graduate University; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; University of Utah, Salt Lake CityCentro Cultural de España, Mexico City; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”, Mexico City.

In Fall 2012, Universitair Centrum Sint Ignatius Antwerpen – UCSIA sponsored Gamboa to present, La La Land: Deflections and Recollections, an artist talk at Universiteit Antwerpen. He also worked with students and faculty of Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) along with Belgian artists Ria Pacquée and Nico Dockx to produce “actions” in Antwerpen and Brugge.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

His photographs are in the permanent collect of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

His photographs are in the permanent collect of Wiliams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA.

His lithographs are in the permanent collection of Grunwald Center for the Graphic ArtsUniversity of California, Los Angeles.

His oral history is included in Smithsonian Archives of American Art (1999). His oral history is also included in Alternative Projections, Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980, a project of Los Angeles Filmforum (2011).

A permanent collection of his media works/papers has been established and archived at Green Library, Stanford University.

His works are featured in numerous museum catalogues including:

His work has been featured in The New York TimesLos Angeles TimesThe Wall Street JournalLe Monde (Paris), El Universal (Mexico City), The Guardian (UK), BBC Mundo (UK), ArtforumArt in AmericaArt NewsFrieze (UK), Art Monthly (UK), Artists Kunstmagazin (Germany), El País (Madrid), NPRThe Hollywood ReporterRolling Stone (Italy), The Huffington Post, and others.

His work is featured in numerous books including:

 

 

 

 

Exist/Resist – Ko Qoo Zoo – Marseille


Exist/Resist

Video
©2014, Harry Gamboa Jr.

performed by

Ko Qoo Zoo

Marion Albert
Maja Andersson
Iris Brugger
Eleonor Chartier
Léna Fillet
Antoine Gautron
François-Xavier Guiberteau
Hélène Guimberteau
Kailin Hsiung
Bora Lee
Alejandra Lefebvre
Tommy Lhomme
Thibaut Magnan
Aurélie Manas
Floriane Nobilet
Romain Rondet
Vaibhav Sharma
Sumei Tang
Robin Touchard
Chihchin Tsai
Ze Wei

Lecturer
Anna Dezeuze

École Supérieure d’Arts et de Design
Marseille

Special Thanks

Triangle France
Friche La Belle De Mai
Marseille

In March 2014, Harry Gamboa Jr. worked with École Supérieure d’Arts et de Design students to form Ko Qoo Zoo performance troupe and to create ephemeral actions throughout Marseille.

During this period, Asco and Friends – Exiled Portraits exhibition was taking place at Triangle France.
http://harrygamboajr.wordpress.com/2014/03/13/asco-and-friends-exiled-portraits

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com/bio.html

 

 

Asco and Friends: Exiled Portraits – Triangle France

asco_marseille7mar14a_BLOGasco_marseille7mar14bBLOGasco_marseille7mar14cBLOGceline_hg13mar14BLOGhg_pilar_chon7mar14BLOGAsco and Friends:  Exiled Portraits

March 7 – Juy 6, 2014

Friche La Belle De Mai
Marseille

Harry Gamboa Jr.
Gronk
Willie F. Herrón
Patssi Valdez
with
Oscar Castillo
Cyclona
Jerry Dreva
John Valadez
Humberto Sandoval
and others.

Curated by Triangle France as part of the 2014 program me of Le Cartel, in co-production with Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA.

Curators:
Céline Kopp, Chon Noriega, and Pilar Thomkins Rivas

Exhibition opening with viewers.

l-r:
Harry Gamboa Jr., and Céline Kopp at Asco and Friends:  Exiled Portraits exhibition.
Decoy Gang War Victim
©1974, Harry Gamboa Jr

l-r:
Harry Gamboa Jr.Pilar Thomkins Rivas, and Chon Noriega at Asco and Friends:  Exiled Portraits exhibition.

 

L’art du happening des voyous superbes d’ASCO
Par
Emmanuelle Lequeux (Marseille)
Le Monde
April 18, 2014
http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2014/04/18/a-marseille-l-art-du-happening-des-voyous-superbes-d-asco_4403674_3246.html

L’art en bande organisée
Par
Roxana Azimi
Le Monde
11 Apr 14
http://www.lemonde.fr/le-magazine/article/2014/04/11/l-art-en-bande-organisee_4398903_1616923.html

Asco and Friends:  Exiled Portraits
http://www.cartel-artcontemporain.fr/evt/asco-and-friends-exiled-portraits

Le combat en images des Chicanos californiens
La Provence
Marseille
March 13, 2014
http://www.laprovence.com/article/loisirs/2788341/le-combat-en-images-des-chicanos-californiens.html

Asco and Friends
Culture 13
http://www.culture-13.fr/agenda/asco-and-friends-exiled-portraits.html

10 raisons de sortir
Le Monde
http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2014/04/25/10-raisons-de-sortir_4401900_3246.html

Sur les traces d’ASCO & Friends à la Friche Belle de Mai. Marseille
http://eyeandmind.wordpress.com/2014/05/30/sur-les-traces-dasco-friends-a-la-friche-belle-de-mai-marseille

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com/bio.html

 

Agnès Varda – LACMA

varda_lacma1_BLOGvarda_murmurs_BLOGvarda_lacma2_BLOGvarda_lacma3_BLOGvarda_hg_BLOGvarda_lacma4_BLOG
Agnès Varda
during filming of Asco in East L.A. for her film, Mur Murs.
©1980, Harry Gamboa Jr.

Harry Gamboa Jr. and Juliet Berto appear here in Mur Murs by Agnès Varda, screening during Asco: Elite of the Obscure exhibition at LACMA in 2011.

Opening reception for Agnès Varda in Californialand exhibition at LACMA.
Curator:  Rita Gonzalez
©2013, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Barbara CarrascoAgnès Varda, Barbara Gamboa
LACMA
©2013, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Harry Gamboa Jr. and  Agnès Varda
LACMA
©2013,  John Rabe
Host, Off-Ramp
89.3 KPCC

Agnès Varda discusses her film Lions Love at LACMA
©2013, Harry Gamboa Jr.

Agnès Varda in Californialand
BCAM, Level 3
November 3, 2013 – June 22, 2014
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/agnès-varda-californialand

New LACMA exhibit reveals French filmmaker Agnès Varda in 1968 LA
Off-Ramp
83.9 KPPC
http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/2013/11/07/34559/new-lacma-exhibit-reveals-french-filmmaker-agnes-v


http://www.harrygamboajr.com/bio.html

Asco: No Movies – Nottingham Contemporary

asco_nottingham12oct13aBLOGasco_nottingham12oct13bBLOGasco_nottingham12oct13cBLOGasco_nottingham12oct13dBLOGasco_nottingham12oct13eBLOGasco_nottingham12oct13fBLOGAsco – No Movies
Nottingham Contemporary

Opening Reception
October 12, 2013

Exhibition runs through
January 5, 2014

Nottingham, England

l-r:
Alex Farquharson, Curator (Executive Director)
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Irene Aristizábal, Curator

Photo: Pavel Pys’

Photos of Asco – No Movies reception:
©2013, Harry Gamboa Jr.

The exhibition will tour:

De Appel (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
February 7 – April 13, 2014

CAPC Bordeaux (France)
June 26 – September 21, 2014

http://www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/art/asco

No Movie for Asco:  Harry Gamboa Jr. & Rita Gonzalez
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u7x4t_rVZg

Asco Video
by
Alvaro Parra
http://vimeo.com/79217043

Asco
http://www.criticismism.com/2013/10/25/asco-asco-1975

Asco
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/oct/11/frieze-art-fair-art-shows-in-pictures#/?picture=419598168&index=4

Worker Ant
http://www.amazon.com/Worker-Ant-Harry-Gamboa-Jr/dp/1493544349

http://www.harrygamboajr.com/bio.html

X’s Party

X's Party

X’s Party
©1982, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Therese Covarrubias
Daniel Villarreal

X’s Party is a fotonovela that was created for public projected viewing and amplified listening utilizing a sequence of 35 mm color slides to present a scripted narrative. This work was produced as an Asco project.

In 2011, Los Angeles County Museum of Art commissioned Harry Gamboa Jr. to revive X’s Party as a video projection for Asco: Elite of the Obscure exhibition to be presented at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Williams College Museum of Art, and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo.

Original voice performers:
Therese Covarrubias
Daniel Villareal

Digital voice performers:
Veronica Corona-Popovic
Vincent Ramos

Video:
Peter Kirby

A book concept  and prototype for X’s Party has been developed by Sally Stein.

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com/bio.html

Spray Paint LACMA – Pritzker Prize–architect, Peter Zumthor

Spray Paint LACMA - Pritzker Prize–architect, Peter Zumthor

The Pritzker Prize–winning architect, Peter Zumthor, is interviewed (upper right) during special viewing of his exhibition.

The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor Reconsiders LACMA

June 9, 2013–September 15, 2013

Resnick Pavilion
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Asco
Spray Paint LACMA
©1972, Harry Gamboa Jr.

Zumthor Lands at LACMA
by
Carolina A. Miranda
Architect
http://www.architectmagazine.com/exhibitions/peter-zumthor-debuts-design-for-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art.aspx

The Presence of the Past: Peter Zumthor reconsiders the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Artdaily
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=63294#.UcOjsWDomvN

http://www.harrygamboajr.com/bio.html

Le Pont, musée d’art contemporain, Marseille

marseille24may13a_blog
Viewing of Asco photographs.
Le Pont exhibition during artist’s reception.
musée d’art contemporain
Marseille, France
©2013, Harry Gamboa Jr.

marseille24may13b_blog

l-r:
Harry Gamboa Jr. and Thierry Ollat, Director [mac]
Le Pont exhibition during artist’s reception.
musée d’art contemporain
Marseille, France
http://www.mp2013.fr/evenements/2013/05/le-pont

Le [MAC] de Marseille s’ouvre sur le monde
20 minutes FR
http://www.20minutes.fr/marseille/1162269-mac-marseille-ouvre-monde

May 24, 2013

Le Pont
Musée D’Art Contemporain
Curated by Thierry Ollat
Artforum
http://artforum.com/museums/page_id=3&item_id=10183

http://www.harrygamboajr.com/bio.html