A new gallery season begins at LACE with its fifth Emerging Curators exhibition, the group show SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance. Curated by Abigail Raphael Collins, who is an artist herself, the show takes a variation on the topicality of political protest, examining not only the inalienable right and civic duty to speak out against injustice, but the complementary power of performative silence as a way of pushing back against industrial oppression and reclaiming personal dominion. Conceiving of silence as “a way to honor the inarticulable, defy demands of production, prioritize deep listening, and refuse to incriminate,” works by about 10 artists/activists are displayed alongside documentation of historical corollaries.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 6522 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; opening reception: Wed., Jan. 8, 7-10 p.m.; on view through March 15; free. welcometolace.org.