See What You Mean – J. Paul Getty Museum

Hopscotch with performers and community members, Harry Gamboa Jr.
J. Paul Getty Museum
Photo: Rafael Hernandez

SEE WHAT YOU MEAN
An Evening of Insurrections with Harry Gamboa Jr.
The J. Paul Getty Museum
http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/performances/see_what_you_mean.html

Saturday
October 29, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Getty Art Program
http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/courses/getty_artists_program_index.html

Fotonovelas by Harry Gamboa Jr.
As part of the See What You Mean project, artist Harry Gamboa Jr. worked with over 40 young adults and college students from across Los Angeles during his yearlong Getty Arists Program (GAP) residency. Casting student performers, seasoned professionals, and five notable paintings from the Museum’s collection as characters in surreal visual melodramas, Gamboa created a series of twelve playful and provocative fotonovelas – or photo-stories. Gamboa’s fotonovelas, a medium he has worked in for many years, are inspired by his childhood fascination with comic books and the rich tradition of graphic and photographic adaptations of popular stories and films that gained popularity in Latino and Chicano communities during the 1950s.

The See What You Mean fotonovela series can be viewed and are available for free download:
http://www.getty.edu/education/adult_learners/getty_artists_program/gamboa/index.html

Harry Gamboa Jr. in conversation with artists Guadalupe Rosales and Ramiro Gomez.
Moderated by Chon A. Noriega.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Photo: Jason Roberts Dobrin

A Large, Unruly Game of Hopscotch
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Inspired by Gamboa’s writings and the icon surrealist novel Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar, a whimsically expanded take on the schoolyard pastime is mapped out on the museum courtyard.

Photo:  Barbara Carrasco

Hopscotch with Harry Gamboa Jr. at J. Paul Getty Museum
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Hopscotch Photos
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Performers
Jasmine Alvarez
Donna Brown
Sofia Canales
Jessica Castillo

Daniel Centofanti
Duke Choi
Samantha Cline
Xavier Cázares Cortéz
Johanna Deeb
Nico Dockx
Charles Donkor

Kate deLigne
Danny Escalante

Anais Franco
Barbie Gamboa
Juan Carlos Garza

Meghan Gavin
Jeremy Gleaves

Angelo Gomez
Stephanie R. Guerrero
Tania Hong
Denae Howard
Carolina Maki Kitagawa
Adam Lutz
Ruben Mendoza

Gerard Meraz
Scott Oshima
Noemí Mímí Padilla
Gretta Perez

Clifford Pun
Benjamin Quiñones
Vincent Ramos
Alma Rodriguez
Alyssa Rodriguez
Isabel Salazar

Ivan Salinas
Laura Schawelka
Marisa Sempelsz
Francesco X. Siqueiros

Kristine Tomaro
Jazmin Urrea
Luis A. Vega

Christopher Velasco
Henry Williams
Stefan Wouters

Sicong Xie
Isaac Michael Ybarra
Reggie Yip
Erin Zadrozny

Roya Ziba
and
Community members

Panelists
Chon A. Noriega
Guadalupe Rosales
Ramiro Gomez

Artists
Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara
Willie Herrón
Self Help Graphics
Chulita Vinyl Club
The Great Tortilla Conspiracy
Jazmin Urrea
Lydia Choi

Hee Jin Byun “Jenny
Morgan Camper
Eloy Neira
Diana Texieira
Tyler Lumm
Louis Coy

Musical Interludes
Estanislao Maqueos
Banda Filarmónica Maqueos 

Additional Photography
Rafael Hernandez
Barbara Carrasco
Jason Roberts Dobrin
Margaux Herron

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J. Paul Getty Museum
Timothy Potts, Director 

Getty Artist Program GAP
Cathy Carpenter
Valerie Tate
Catherine Bell
Diana Bonilla
Lyra Kilston
Sarah Cooper
Daniela Alvarez
Adrienne Luce
Amelia Wong
Laurel Kishi
Lisa Clements

Tony Matos
Mike Giordano
Kathie Hann
Steve Gemmel
Aviana Wooton
Tiffany Johnson
Erik Bertellotti

Merritt Price

Getty Support:
Chelsea Hogan
Jennelyn Tumalad
Terrie Lin
Getty Audio Visual Department

 

Blooming In Concrete
Video
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Starters/Finishers
Video
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Blooming In Concrete
(Silent)
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Sunless Under The Sun
(Silent)
Video
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Starters/Finishers
(Silent)

Video
©2017
Harry Gamboa Jr.
and
J. Paul Getty Trust

Willie Herrón and Harry Gamboa Jr.
Photo: Margaux Herron

¿Cuándo fue la última vez que jugaste a la rayuela?
La Opinión
27 Octubre 17
https://laopinion.com/2017/10/27/buenosdiasla-cuando-fue-la-ultima-vez-que-jugaste-a-la-rayuela/

 

 

 

Urbanscape of Mirage – Vital Signs – Stanford University

Cassils and Harry Gamboa Jr.
Stanford University
Photo: Georgina Hernandez

Artist Talk  | Harry Gamboa Jr. Presents “Urbanscape of Mirage”

Thursday
October 19, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Roble Gym  |  75 minutes including Q&A

Imagery of Asco (1972-1985), Virtual Vérité (2005 – 2017), and current performance works will accompany this lecture that focuses on the recent demolition of the iconic Los Angels 6th Street Bridge, the confluence of freeways, and the familiar nondescript locations that often serve as a starting point for anonymous journeys across an ocean of undulating asphalt. The swirling milieu of multiple cultures/languages of Los Angeles are in perpetual collision/melding/erasure as sudden tectonic shifts reset the clock towards countdown to consciousness. The historical relevance of events and places are subject to system loss of memory.


VITAL SIGNS
2017-2018 Guest Performance Artist Series  |  Curated by Cassils
https://taps.stanford.edu/vitalsigns.html

Guest artist series to expose Stanford students to innovative performance art
Stanford News
October 13, 2017
https://news.stanford.edu/2017/10/13/guest-artist-series-expose-stanford-students-innovative-performance-art/

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Harry Gamboa Jr. – The Asco Years – Marlborough Contemporary

Harry Gamboa Jr. – The Asco Years – Marlborough Contemporary

September 7 – October 7, 2017

Viewing Room
Marlborough Contemporary
545 West 25th Street New York, NY 10001
+1 (212) 463 8634
http://www.marlboroughcontemporary.com/exhibitions/viewing-room-harry-gamboa-jr

Gallery Walk-Thru
Saturday
September 30, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:30pm

Attendees

Brenda Zamora

Leo Fitzpatrick, Director, and Harry Gamboa Jr.
Photo:  C. Ondine Chavoya, Ph.D.

In 1972, I co-founded Asco (Spanish for nausea), an East Los Angeles-based artist collective that included core members: Willie Herrón, Gronk, Patssi Valdez, and oftentimes, Humberto Sandoval. Asco emerged from the intense politics of the 1960’s Chicano Movement but also from the hybridity of 20th Century angst/determination that would propel all American youth to question cultural norms, the Vietnam War, and modern to post-modern media influences.

The Asco artists grew up in 1950s-1970s Los Angeles under a shroud of fallout-laden smog that tinted the urbanscape so that mass-media negative stereotypes would stand out in flagrant false relief against the reality of thriving cultures, which were moving quickly towards a vibrant amalgam of languages, customs, and visions. Decoy Gang War Victim employed various cinematic techniques to create an image that would reverberate and crossover into mainstream media consciousness by being presented on local television as having been the actual documentation of the last gang member to be killed in an absurd fait accompli that would contradict the propaganda campaign of major newspapers, which were promoting gang warfare. First Supper (After A Major Riot) was staged and photographed in the exact location where a major police riot had taken place and peaceful protesters who were mourning the assassination of acclaimed English/Spanish language journalist Ruben Salazar were brutally attacked. The site had been under strict condemnation by the authorities, but Asco declared it to be a place of celebration and a feast for the eyes.

The use of our 1970s youthful bodies to create art was in absolute opposition to what was expected of us by a society that often employed harsh methods of oppression, poor educational systems, synchronized narratives that often-portrayed Chicana/o youth in a dismal light despite the long history of active engagement in generating scholarship, impressive creative works, and with full-fledged heroic defense of the United States during time of war and other historical situations. To become self-defined and visually assertive in photographic form depicted a new version that would require complex interpretations. X’s Party and Instant Mural consists of private/public encounters that push the boundaries of persistence and erasure. The absurdity of self-denial is made manifest in A La Mode.

Asco engaged in numerous actions and produced many works during its existence (1972-1985) while being excluded from exhibitions and discourse of official contemporary art canon. In 2011, Los Angeles County Museum of Art presented Asco: Elite of the Obscure, a major retrospective, that served to introduce Asco to an eclectic national and international audience.

Harry Gamboa Jr. – The Asco Years is presented here for a 21st Century viewership that has so much to consider and to reflect upon while taking a closer look at what was and what is currently taking place in our world.

— Harry Gamboa Jr., Los Angeles, September 2, 2017

Harry Gamboa Jr. – The Asco Years
Flashart
October 3, 2017
https://www.flashartonline.com/2017/10/harry-gamboa-jr-marlborough-contemporary-newyork

The Glam Politics of a Chicano Collective from East L.A.
The New Yorker
September 16, 2017
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/theglam-politics-of-a-chicano-collective-from-east-la

The ASCO Years’ by Harry Gamboa Jr. at Marlborough Contemporary
BLOUIN ARTINFO
September 17, 2017
http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2528595/diverting-the-mainstream-the-asco-years-by-harry-gamboa-jr-at

Art Out: Harry Gamboa Jr. – The ASCO Years
Musée
http://museemagazine.com/culture/2017/9/8/art-out-harry-gamboa-jr-the-asco-years
September 8, 2017

 

 

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