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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

 

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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.

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Cassils
Harry Gamboa Jr.
©2016, Harry Gamboa Jr.

 

University of Southern California
Los Angeles

 

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

 

 

 

Whitney Museum – Opening Party

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America Is Hard To See
inaugural exhibition of permanent collection
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
April 24, 2015

In attendance at Whitney Museum – Opening Party:

Harry Gamboa Jr. with his work, Decoy Gang War Victim, 1974
Photo:  Ruben Ochoa

Ruben Ochoa and Harry Gamboa Jr.
Photo: Pablo Melendez

Harry Gamboa Jr. and Catherine Taft (Curator, Whitney Museum)
Photo: Ari Marcopoulos

Charles Gaines and Harry Gamboa Jr.
Photo: Ruben Ochoa

Raphael Montañez Ortiz with his work, Archaeological Find, Number 9, 1964
Photo: Harry Gamboa Jr.

Bibbe Hansen and Friends
Photo: Sean Carrillo

Ruben Ochoa and Pablo Melendez
Photo: Harry Gamboa Jr.

Sean Carrillo and Bibbe Hansen
Photo: Harry Gamboa Jr.

Whitney Museum of American Art: Handbook of the Collection.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 2015.

http://www.harrygamboajr.com

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

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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
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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 + art spaces nationally/internationally :
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:
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Curated by Leo Fitzpatrick
Marlborough Contemporary545 W 25th Street
New York, NY
212.541-4900
Reception:
Thursday
July 6th
6:00pm – 9:00pm
July 6 – August 4, 2017
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 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:

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His wok has been internationally featured in various publications:

 

Agnès Varda – LACMA

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©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.
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LACMA
©2013, Harry Gamboa Jr.
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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
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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
Documenteur

 

 

Asco: No Movies – Nottingham Contemporary

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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

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