Chicano Male Unbonded

Harry Gamboa Jr. photographing Roy Martinez, Artist, for Chicano Male Unbonded series.
Los Angeles, 2016
©2016, Denae Howard

 

Harry Gamboa Jr.: Chicano Male Unbonded
https://theautry.org/exhibitions/harry-gamboa-jr-chicano-male-unbonded

Opens September 16, 2017

Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

Map and Directions:
Museum Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays.

also

LA/LA/LA
http://www.robertbermangallery.com/exhibitions/la-la-la?view=slider#11
Robert Berman Gallery
September 9 – October 14, 2017
At Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite B7
Santa Monica, California 90404

P: 310.315.1937
F: 310.315.9688
E: info@robertbermangallery.com
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm

Harry Gamboa Jr. – Chicano Male Unbonded Photography Series
Excerpt from essay COLA 96 97 98 exhibition catalogue (pg. 26)
written by
Robert Byer

Gamboa’s work has continued in this “social surrealist” vein, driven by a need to distort and magnify the absurdity, chaos, and violence of contemporary urban experience.  As in Gamboa’s other work, the Chicano Male Unbonded series rhetorically exaggerates and mocks stereotypical perceptions of ethnic identity as a response to his awareness of the complexities of negotiating and affirming it.  The strategy of the photographs is simultaneously to acknowledge and counteract the image of the Chicano male as signifier of urban danger and criminality, as menacing Other.  Gamboa poses and photographs his subjects in a way that seems to confirm or heighten such stereotypical connotations.  A sense of dangerous confrontation is evoked by a series of theatrical devices:  the men stand alone in deserted, dimly lit outdoor urban settings at night; with arms crossed or in their pockets, they look directly and unsmilingly into the camera; a low camera angle endows them with a presence that looms menacingly over us.  These characters of the urban setting and of self-presentation guide the viewer to reductively read them as signifiers of the character of the photo graphed subjects, as identifying marks of Chicano maleness.  This reading is subverted by the titles and captioned biographies of the photographed subjects, who are identified as academics, artists, actors, lawyers and other professionals, pillars of the community not the potential muggers they at first appear to be.  Another look discloses quite ordinary dress and unremarkable physiognomies.  The idea of “the Chicano male” is displaced finally by a series of individuals who do not exhibit any obvious visible qualities which connects or defines them as “Chicano,” a quality contained by rather than containing them.  His subjects, then, are “unbonded” both in our initial sense of them being not yet bonded (that is, criminally dangerously, on the loose, beyond the control of the authorities), and in our final sense of their being freed from such “bonded” images and from the bonding performed by such images.

©1998, 
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

 

Selected works from Chicano Male Unbonded series are in the permanent collection of the following institutions:

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Washington, D.C.

Autry Museum of the American West
Los Angeles, California

 

Suggested Reading:

Chicano Males Stare Down Stereotypes
Brian de los Santos
NPR
April 25, 2013
http://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2013/04/25/178668030/chicano-males-stare-down-stereotypes

The Artists Take Over

by 
Katie Schaufelberger
Los Angeles Downtown News
November 5, 2010
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/articles/2010/11/05/entertainment/doc4cd47f04b3103706462176.txt

This side of paradise
Jana J. Monji
Pasadena Weekly
July 3, 2008
http://www.pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/this_side_of_paradise/6140

‘This Side of Paradise’ at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Christopher Knight
Los Angeles Times
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Page E1
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/la-et-paradise18-2008jun18,0,7824256.story

Technological Rituals: 
Stories From The Annenberg Dialogues n.1 and n.2

Rosanna Albertini
Annenberg Center for Communication 
University of Southern California 
Los Angeles, California 
1999

Harry Gamboa Jr.

Robert Byer
COLA 96/97/98 
exhibition catalogue (
pgs. 26 & 27)
Municipal Art Gallery
Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department 
Los Angeles, 1998

A “COLA” That Refreshes 

Christopher Knight
Los Angeles Times
Calendar (pgs. 1 & 8)
May 27, 1998

http://articles.latimes.com/1997-05-27/entertainment/ca-62803_1_municipal-art-gallery/2

Resolutions:  Contemporary Video Practices
Edited by Michael Renov, Erika Suderburg
University Of Minnesota Press
1995

The Magic Of Photography: 
Ideas Images Take Shape At Fotofest 94 

Johnson, Patricia C.
The Houston Chronicle 
Houston, Texas
November 14, 1994

Losing Focus?
Houston Press
December 1, 1994

http://www.houstonpress.com/1994-12-01/culture/losing-focus

Contemporary Identities:  1993 Phoenix Triennial:  23 Artists
Bruce D. Kurtz, Karen C. Hodges
Phoenix Art Museum
1993

Exhibiting Tolerance 

The Arizona Republic 
(pg. E1)
Phoenix, Arizona
August 22,1993


Images Capture Human Drama
David Steinberg
Albuquerque Journal 
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 28, 1992

Curriculum Viva: 
An Art Of Persona By Latinos Of Los Angeles
Margaret Lazzari
Visions 
Vol.6, No. 2
Los Angeles, California
Spring, 1992

Iluminado Fronteras
Kurt Hollander
Poliester 
Numero 1
Mexico D.F., Mexico
Primavera, 1992


Report From Los Angeles: 
Community Access
Kurt Hollander
Art In America 
(Vol. 80, No. 6
pgs. 57-61)
New York, New York
June, 1992


Iluminado: 
Insight From Inside 

Susan Kandel
Los Angeles Times
Calendar section 
Los Angeles, California
August 15, 1991

http://articles.latimes.com/1991-08-15/entertainment/ca-574_1_public-art

 

Chicano Male Unbonded has been funded in part by fellowships awarded by the following organizations:

The Rockefeller Foundation/CSULA

2004

The Durfee Foundation

2001

The Flintridge Foundation

2000

California Arts Council

1996

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

1996

Art Matters, Inc.

1996

J.P. Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts

1990

 

Special thanks to:

Larry Liang

Bailey Wong


Chon Noriega, Ph.D.
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center

Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Eloy Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Cornell University

Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez, Ph.D.

Arizona State University

Daniel Centofanti

 

Individuals included in the series:

Father Richard Estrada, Priest, Church of the Ephphany (Episciopal Church), 2017
from Chicano Male Unbonded series
©2017, Harry Gamboa Jr.
11 inches x 14 inches
Gelatin Silver Print
Edition of six

2017
Father Richard Estrada, Priest, Church of the Ephphany (Episciopal Church)
Daniel Hernandez, Journalist
Esteban Perez, Artist
Hugo Hopping, Artist
Angelo Gomez, Artist
Eduardo Robles, Mescalero
Daniel Quinonez, Brewer/Theorist

2016
Raul Baltazar, Artist
Roy Martinez, Artist

2013
Abel Baker Gutierrez, Artist
Benjamin Quiñones, Writer
Andres Garza, Film Director
Pete Galindo, Producer

2012
Orlando Tirado, Writer

2011
Louie Pérez, Musician (Los Lobos)
Rupert Garcia, Artist
Vance Valencia, 
Actor 


Arnulfo Reyes, 
Photographer
Gabriel Gutierrez, Ph.D.
Historian
, CSU Northridge

Juan Renteria
, Photographer
Jose Lopez, Light Artist

Gregory Bojorquez, 
Photographer, 2010
from Chicano Male Unbonded
©2010, Harry Gamboa Jr.
11 inches x 14 inches
Gelatin Silver Print
Edition of six

2010
William Moreno
, Impresario
Ricky Garay, 
DJ/Promoter
Armando Duron
, Attorney
Gregory Bojorquez, 
Photographer

2009
Mario Ybarra Jr.
, Artist


2008
James E. Blancarte, 
Attorney

Antonio Vigil
, Artist

Chuy Benitez
, Photographer

Carlos Frésquez
, Artist 

Arnoldo Vargas, 
Photographer

Salomon Huerta, 
Artist


2007
Vincent Ramos
, Artist

Mario T. Garcia, Ph.D.
, Historian
, UC Santa Barbara

Andres Janacua, 
Artist

Daniel Cenedejaz
, Student, 
CSU Northridge

Alejandro Cenedejaz Mendez, 
Student

Gilbert “Magú” Lujan
, Artist
, 2005
from Chicano Male Unbonded
©2005, Harry Gamboa Jr.
11 inches x 14 inches
Gelatin Silver Print
Edition of six

2005
A.P. Gonzalez, 
Writer/Director (UCLA) 

Abel Correa, 
Student/Community Political Activist, 
UI Urbana-Champaign

Dominique Rodriguez
, Musician
 (Killsonic)

Fidel E. Gomez
, Actor

Leo Limón
, Artist
Raudel de la Riva, 
Artist

Del Zamora, 
Actor

Manuel G. “Oso” Lopéz, 
Witness/Warrior
Luis R. Torres
, Journalist
David Sandoval
, Director
, Educational Opportunity Program
, CSU Los Angeles

Adolfo “Rudy” Vargas
, Media Designer

John Ramirez, Ph.D., 
Chair
Department of Communcation Studies
, CSU Los Angeles

Gilbert “Magú” Lujan
, Artist

Naiche Starhawk Lujan, 
Musician

Juan Pacheco
, Social Documentary Photographer

Julián Segura Camacho
, Author 


2004
Richard Corona, 
Provocateur

Ernesto Chávez, Ph.D.
Historian, 
UT El Paso

Luis J. Rodriguez, 
Author/Activist

Mike Muñoz
, School Counselor

William Franco, Artist

Victor Valle
, Scholar/Journalist


2003
Gabriel Vallejo, 
Filmmaker/Writer

Lionel Maldonado, Ph.D.
, Chair
Chicano/a Studies, 
CSU Los Angeles

Miguel Paredes Jr.
,Writer

Pete Navarro, 
Attorney

Angel Carrillo, 
Community Activist
Eriberto 
Artist
, Westwood 

James T. Rojas
, Urban Analyst
Gerard Meraz, 
DJ/Mix Master

2001
Adam Avila,  
Photographer

George Silva, 
Writer

Francesco X. Siqueiros
, Master Printer/Artist

Joey Terrill, 
Artist

Francisco Martinez, 
Worker

Jose Lopez, 
Light Artist
Marcos Loya, 
Musician

Jose Lopez-Morin, Ph.D., 
Historian
, CSU Dominguez
Bobby Verdugo, 
Counselor

Eugene Rodriguez, 
Artist


Jaime Villaneda, 
Curator, 2000
from Chicano Male Unbonded series
©2000, Harry Gamboa Jr.
11 inches x 14 inches
Gelatin Silver Print
Edition of six

2000
Rodolfo Acuña, Ph.D.
, Historian
, CSU Northridge

Luis Becerra, 
Artist
Charles Canales, 
Contemporary Arts Advocate
Victor Carrillo, 
Poet

Tony Castañeda
, Student, 
CSU Northridge

George Cisneros, 
Artist/Composer
Xavier Cázares Cortéz, 
Artist/Curator

Reuben de Leon, 
Cultural Planner

Mario Flores
, High School Teacher

William Flores, Ph.D.
, Dean
, CSU Northridge

Jorge Garcia, Ph.D.
, Dean
, CSU Northridge

Ramon Garcia, Ph.D.
, Chicano Studies Professor
, CSU Northridge

Ruben Guevara, 
Cultural Activist/Performer
Willie Herrón
, Artist/Musician

Jef Huereque
, Artist/Designer

Robert Diaz Le Roy
, Film Director/Actor

Harry Ortíz Liflan
, Artist 

Joe Medina
, Photographer

Jim Mendiola
, Film Director

Ruben Mendoza
, Author

Sergio Muñoz-Sarmiento
, Artist/Writer

Mario Ontiveros, Ph.D., 
Art Historian

Brandon Perez
, Student, 
CSU Northridge 

B.G. Ramirez
, Graphic Artist
Jeffrey J. Rangel, 
Art Historian

Phillip Rodriguez, 
Film Director

Richard T. Rodriguez, Ph.D
, Chicano Studies Professor
, CSU Los Angeles

Alfred Salas
, Mexican Folkloric Dancer

Marcos Sanchez-Tranquilino
, Alchemist/Researcher

Ray Santisteban
, Film Director

Elias Serna, 
High School Teacher
Esteban Torres
, Commisioner 
(former U.S. Congressman)


Ruben Trejo, 
Artist

Joe Harry Troncoso
, Artist

Luis A. Vega, 
Writer/Performer

Carlos Velez-Ibañez, Ph.D.
Anthropologist

Jaime Villaneda, 
Curator 

Rio Yañez
, Student
, CALARTS

Tomás Ybarra-Frausto
, Associate Director
Arts and Humanities
, The Rockefeller Foundation


Willie Herrón
, Artist/Musician
, 2000
from Chicano Male Unbonded series
©2000, Harry Gamboa Jr.
11 inches x 14 inches
Gelatin Silver Print
Edition of six

1998
Tomas Carrasco
, Actor/Comedian

Abelardo de la Peña, 
Internet Publisher

Octavio Tizóc Diaz-Gaitan
, Student 

Lorenzo Flores III
, Student
, UC Berkeley

Lorenzo Flores Jr., 
Chicano Studies Professor, 
CSU Northridge

Gary Fresquez
, Elementary School Teacher

James Gamboa
, High School Teacher

Ricardo Gonzalves
, Concrete Poet
Genaro Molina
, Photographer
, Los Angeles Times

Chon A. Noriega, Ph.D.
, Film Theorist, 
UC Los Angeles

Roberto Sifuentes Sr.
, Chicano Studies Professor
, CSU Northridge

Raúl Homero Villa, Ph.D.
, Professor, 
Occidental College


1997
Joe Carreño
, Zine Publisher
Harry T. Gamboa
, Printing Supervisor
 (retired)

Otoño Luján
, Artist/Musician

Jason Ordaz
, Musician

Roberto Sifuentes Jr.
, Performance Artist

Jesús “Chuy” Torres, 
Poet/Performer

Daniel Villarreal
, Actor


Juan Garza
, Film Director
, 1996
from Chicano Male Unbonded
©1996, Harry Gamboa Jr.
11 inches x 14 inches
Gelatin Silver Print
Edition of six

1996
C. Ondine Chavoya, Ph.D. 
Art Historian

Juan Garza
, Film Director

José Luis Ruiz
, Executive Producer
, Chicano! 

Roberto Trujillo, Ph.D
, Head
, Special Collections
, Stanford University Libraries


Juan Felipe Herrera, 
Poet, 1995
from Chicano Male Unbonded series
©1995, Harry Gamboa Jr.
11 inches x 14 inches
Gelatin Silver Print
Edition of six

1995
Rudy Guglielmo Jr., 
Arts Administrator

Jack Vargas
, Librarian

Juan Felipe Herrera, 
Poet 


1994
Alfred Arteaga
, Poet
Roberto Bedoya
, Poet

Robert Buitron
, Photographer

George Gamboa, 
Polymer Technical Engineer

Ken Zaragoza
, Student

1993
Henry J. Gutierrez, Ph.D.
, Professor
, CSU San Jose

Willie Varela, 
Film/Video Director
 
1992
Ralph Cordova
, Performance Artist

Richard Montoya
, Actor/Comedian

Jesús Salvador Treviño
, Film/Television Director

Armando Rascón
, Artist/Curator
Rene Yañez, 
Artist/Curator 

Diego Gamboa
, Student
Anthony C. Sandoval
, Performer


Humberto Sandoval, Actor, 1991
from Chicano Male Unbonded
 series
©1991, Harry Gamboa Jr.
11 inches x 14 inches
Gelatin Silver Print
Edition of six

1991
David Avalos, 
Artist

Oscar Garza
, Arts Editor, 
Los Angeles Times

Victor Gamboa, 
Elementary School Teacher

Curtis Gutierrez
, Artist
Miguel Juarez,
 Paseño

Eloy Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Phytochemist, 
UC Irvine
Humberto Sandoval
, Actor

John Valadez
, Artist

Zaragosa Vargas, Ph.D.
Historian
, UC Santa Barbara

Gerardo Velázquez
, Synthesized Music Composer

Rick Salazar
, Photographer


http://www.harrygamboajr.com

 

 

 

Live Artists Live

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Performance Art and the Archive
http://visionsandvoices.usc.edu/live-artists-live-performance-art-and-the-archive/

Friday
January 29, 2016

USC Visions & Voices
The Arts and Humanities Initiative

USC Roski
School of Art and Design

 

l-r:
Erin Silver
Harry Gamboa Jr.
©2016, Barbara Carrasco

l-r:
Ron Athey
Amelia Jones
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Ruben Mendoza
Nicole Scalissi
Harry Gamboa Jr.
©2016, Barbara Carrasco

l-r:
Nao Bustamante
Ron Athey
Dominic Johnson
Jennifer Doyle
Cassils
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Karen Rapp
Nicole Scalissi
Barbara Carrasco
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

l-r:
Cassils
Harry Gamboa Jr.
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

 

University of Southern California
Los Angeles

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

 

 

 

This Is The City – UCLA Film Archive

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November 13, 2015 – 7:30 pm
 
 
Westwood
 
 Images:
 
Harry Gamboa Jr. delivering keynote address Forever/Never on a Smoggy Day
Photo:  Barbara Carrasco
 
Dr. Chon Noriega, Director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center;
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Photo:  Barbara Carrasco
 
Dr. Jan Christopher Horak, Director, UCLA Film & Television Archive;
Dr. Mark Shiel, King’s College London;
Dr. Joshua Glick, Hendrix College;
Harry Gamboa Jr.;
Dr. Jacqueline Stewart, University of Chicago;
Dr. Dan Streible, NYU,
Mark Quigley, UCLA Film & Television Archive,
Dr. Chon Noriega, Director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; 
Dr. Lynn Spigel, Northwestern University.
Photo:  Barbara Carrasco
 
Harry Gamboa Jr.
Mark Quigley, UCLA Film & Television Archive
Photo:  Barbara Carrasco
 
Fred Wells;
John Cheang, Producer, NBC News; 
Barbara Carrasco; 
Daniel Centofanti
Photo:  Harry Gamboa Jr.
 
 
 
 
 

Asco – No Movies – CAPC Bordeaux

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26.06.2014 -> 05.10.2014
CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux
France

 

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

 

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Exhibition Reception
CAPC

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Bordeaux – 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 

 

 

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

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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

Harry Gamboa Jr. – Biography

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Harry Gamboa Jr.

Photo:  ©2014, Barbara Carrasco

 

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

He is the founder and director of Virtual Vérité (2005-2017), the international performance troupe.

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

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 + galleries + art spaces nationally/internationally :

Marlborough Contemporary, New York (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016, 2015 and 1995 Biennial); Utah Museum of Fine Arts (2015); Princeton University Art Museum (2015); Centre d’Arts Plastiques Contemporain Bordeaux, France (2014); 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, 2017); 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); 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 Exhibition:

Harry Gamboa Jr.: Chicano Male Unbonded
https://theautry.org/exhibitions/harry-gamboa-jr-chicano-male-unbonded

Autry Museum of the American West
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462

Opens September 16, 2017

Map and Directions:
Museum Hours
Tuesday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays.

Current Exhibition:

Harry Gamboa Jr.
http://www.marlboroughcontemporary.com/exhibitions/viewing-room-harry-gamboa-jr
Viewing Room

September 7 – October 7, 2017

Marlborough Contemporary
545 W 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
212.541-4900

Current Exhibition:

LA/LA/LA

September 9 – October 14, 2017

Robert Berman Gallery
http://www.robertbermangallery.com/exhibitions/la-la-la?view=slider#11
At Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite B7
Santa Monica, California 90404

P: 310.315.1937
F: 310.315.9688
E: info@robertbermangallery.com

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm

Current Exhibition:

Muros Blandos/Soft Walls

September 1, 2017 – January 22, 2018

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende
http://mssa.cl/exposicion/muros-blandos/
República 475
Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2689 8761

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).

Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor, First District presented Harry Gamboa Jr. with a County of Los Angeles Commendation, August 1, 2017

In recognition of dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all citizens of Los Angeles County.

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, lectured, and delivered artist talks at various universities and art institutions, including: University of Houston, 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 2017, he delivered keynote, Summer School #2 MAKING PUBLIC DOMAIN, Middelheim Museum, Antwerpen [10], organized by by Nico Dockx (Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten) and Pascal Gielen (ARIA).

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 National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

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 photographs are in the permanent collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.

His photographs are in the permanent collection of Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles

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. He is the author of several books:

His video and film work is available:

His works are featured in numerous museum catalogues including:

His work is featured in numerous books including:

His wok has been internationally featured in various publications:

 

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

Buy Online:

Eclipse Series 43: Agnès Varda in California
The Criterion Collection
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3 Discs

Uncle Yanco
Black Pathers
Lions Love (…and Lies)
Mur Murs
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