"Navigating LA" was the culmination of a semester's worth of work in the Cultural Studies course "Welcome to L.A." taught at the Claremont Graduate School Cultural Studies Program. The exhibition offers reflections on the region as a complex, cross-cultural space where community, borders, migration and bodies interact, shift, change and are contested daily and through the region's history. The students have organized a dynamic show and programs to reach a broader audience. This is a premiere collaboration between the Studio for Southern California History and CGU with instructor reina alejandra saldivar prado and her course. The exhibition features rare books authored by Leo Politi on loan from The George G. Stone Center for Children's Books; two books featuring work by Ed Ruscha and Edgar Arceneaux from the Dennison Library & Honnald Library at Claremont University, respectively; archival documentation from Regeneración, an artist collective based in Highland Park during the 90s, and works by artists from Mobile Mural Lab, Pocho Research Society, Sandy Rodriguez, Antonio Garcia, and others working in Southern California to name a few highlights. In addition to exhibit highlights archived here below, "Navigating LA" includes its own website and lesson plan.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 Poetry Reading with Gloria Alvarez