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Conversation between Cauleen Smith and Raquel Gutiérrez
October 28, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 28, 2pm
Organized as a part of A grammar built with rocks
The event brings together Cauleen Smith’s 2008 video work, Remote Viewing, which is currently on view at Human Resources, and Raquel Gutiérrez’s newly-developed essay on the border wall prototypes, to discuss intersecting themes of land art, monumentality, and the racialized erasure people and place.
Cauleen Smith is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Her work reflects upon the everyday possibilities of the imagination. Drawing upon structuralism, third-world cinema, and science fiction, her work deploys activist tactics in service of ecstatic social space and contemplation. She is the recipient of various awards, including but not limited to: Rockefeller Media Arts Award, Creative Capital Film/Video, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, United States Artists Award, and the Ellsworth Kelly Award. She serves on the faculty at California Institute of the Arts.
Born and raised in Los Angeles and currently taking the Southwest by surprise, Raquel Gutiérrez writes and performs about brown ontology, art, space and institutionality and publishes chapbooks by queers of color with the tiny press Econo Textual Objects, established in 2014. Gutiérrez was recently awarded a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant this year to support a short-form essay series about contemporary artistic practices in Los Angeles (or what does it mean to be a brown artist in the Trump era?).