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Art Pick: ARCHIVE MACHINES


Carla Jay Harris, Bitter Earth (Courtesy of LAMAG)Allison Stewart (LAMAG)Amir Saadiq (LAMAG)Boz Garden (LAMAG)Felix Quintana (LAMAG)th2vvo (LAMAG)William Camargo (LAMAG)William Camargo (LAMAG)

For all the reasons, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery’s annual juried exhibition is online this year. For this digital iteration, they’ve reconceptualized and reconfigured the group of 44 jury-selected artists into an ongoing, serialized, cumulative and interactive presentation, ARCHIVE MACHINES. Centered around the idea of telling one’s own story across whatever combination of mediums and communication strategies give the artists the agency they seek, the works are grouped into four consecutive series which themselves address how archives are built and function in history: Revisioning, Resisting, Rewiring, and Relating. Embedded with interactive and talk-back functions, Revisioning has been on view since July 30; Resisting opened August 13; Rewiring and Relating are coming up, with the whole on view through November 1. lamag.org.

 

LA Weekly