A fotonovela written/photographed/designed by Harry Gamboa Jr.
Performed by Virtual Vérité.
Aztlangst 2 satirizes contemporary capitalism, surveillance, and popular culture.
Definition: Aztlángst, a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition and/or the state of Aztlán in general…
Since 1972, Harry Gamboa Jr. has been actively creating works in various media that documents and interprets the contemporary urban Chicano experience.
He co-founded Asco (Spanish for nausea) 1972-1987, the East L.A. conceptual-performance art group.
In 2005, he founded Virtual Vérité, an ensemble performance troupe that is engaged to realize photo/media projects, fotonovelas, audio plays, and ephemeral actions in Los Angeles, Mexico City, Antwerpen, Paris, and other world-class cities.
His work has been exhibited in major museums throughout the United States, México, England, and France.
He is a faculty member of the Photo/Media Program at California Institute of the Arts.
Aztlángst 2 is available in US, UK, EU, México, Brazil, and Japan:
Mariana Botey Arturo Romo Sandra de la Loza Harry Gamboa Jr. Francesco X. Siqueiros Vicente Razo Mario Ybarra Jr.
Photo Credit: Ryan Wardwell
The Fourth Session of Administrative Poetry
Tuesday February 10, 2015 7:30 P.M.
Director & Curator
Mariana Botey Sandra de la Loza and Arturo Romo (Mapache City Projects) Harry Gamboa Jr. Francesco X. Siqueiros Mario Ybarra Jr.
Gallery at REDCAT
The Session of Administrative Poetry (Jornada de Poesía Administrativa) is a conceptual poetry event organized by artist Vicente Razo at the Gallery at REDCAT. In this convening, with a mixture of enthusiasm and melancholy, the worn and weary legacy of the art administration is invoked, mended and stroked. This series delves into issues such as the dispensation of bylaws, incorporation, clerical correspondence, the call for applications, or tax exemptions as the pillars and props of artistic practice in the 21st century. These poetic readings act as a celebration of those “magical” moments when art projects acquire a certified legal body and public liability, when a person turns into a corporation, or when a proposal turns into cash. In previous editions of The Session of Administrative Poetry tax receipts, articles of incorporations, bureaucratic correspondence, disclaimers and legal contracts have been read.