USC Participates in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Book Release: “The Tide Was Always High: The Music of Latin America in Los Angeles”

Released in conjunction with PST: LA/LA and edited by Josh Kun, 2016 MacArthur Fellow, USC Professor of Communication

Musical Exhibition: “Musical Interventions” 

Six public programs will create a multi-part “musical exhibition” exploring musical networks that move between Los Angeles and various Latin American communities and cultures. Performers include the Mexican Institute of Sound, Guillermo Galindo, and Chicano Batman.

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks In Chicano L.A.

Organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, this exhibit maps the intersections and collaborations among a network of queer Chicano artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Note on location: The exhibition will be presented at the ONE Archives’ gallery in West Hollywood (626 N. Robertson Blvd.) and the nearby MOCA Pacific Design Center (8687 Melrose Ave.) gallery.

Co-curated by C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies at Williams College, and David Evans Frantz, curator at ONE Archives, the exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and will be accompanied by an expansive exhibition catalogue. 

James hd Brown: Life And Work In Mexico

The USC Fisher Museum of Art will highlight Brown’s unique artist press, featuring approximately twenty books and related ephemera. Some of the artists in the Carpe Diem series include Joan Jonas, Graciela Iturbide, Kiki Smith, and Francisco Toledo, as well as a new artist book produced especially for PST: LA/LA. Curated by Selma Holo, author of Oaxaca at the Crossroads and co- editor of Re-mix: Changing Museum Conversations in the Americas.

Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century

The exhibition from the USC Pacific Asia Museum will be the first major exhibition to explore the influence of 20th-century Latin American art and artists on contemporary Chinese art.


Visual Voyages: Images Of Latin American Nature From Columbus to Darwin

Co-curated by Daniela Bleichmar, USC Professor of Art History and History, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens‘ Visual Voyages features approximately 150 objects that are drawn from the Huntington’s holdings, as well as from dozens of international collections.

Visit our neighboring cultural institution in Exposition Park, The California African American Museum, for Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art, a collaboration with the Chinese American Museum.


About Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a collaboration of arts institutions across Southern California. Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions and programs, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA highlights different aspects of Latin American and Latino art. With topics such as luxury arts in the pre-Hispanic Americas, 20th century Afro-Brazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists, exhibitions range from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across numerous countries.

Supported by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.