Writer Shana Nys Dambrot has published an article about LACE’s 2021 Emerging Curators’ exhibition, PARABLE 003, as well as our past history with activism in the Los Angeles. An excerpt is included below with a link to the full article at the bottom.
|“With the resonance of so much historical and present-day activity and the confluent advocacy of health and justice issues close to the LACE team’s heart, as well as their impending temporary move next year as part of a district redevelopment plan, the launch of their new Spanish language initiative Se habla español and the recent announcement of their 2021 Emerging Curators grant, it seemed like a salient time to check in. And in speaking with LACE executive director Sarah Russin and Emerging Curators awardees Alex Jones and Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye, it’s clear that both LACE’s history and its future are more vital than ever.
LACE plans to re-open to the public with its October exhibitions, rescheduled from summer, Ser todo Es ser parte / To Be Whole Is To Be Part featuring artists from L.A. and Mexico, and Borders of Freedom/Contornos de Libertad, presenting video art from El Salvador. They’ll be by appointment only, with no opening party, and of course they’ll be augmenting the show with enhanced virtual programs.
They’re planning Intergalactix: against isolation/contra el aislamiento in January, curated by Daniela Lieja Quintanar and examining violence and resistance at the border, then in spring the newly announced Emerging Curators will open — and its creative two-person team has already been incorporating the morphing context of current events into its ambitious and organic conceptual framework. ‘This is what art people do,’ says Russin. ‘We’re resourceful, we figure it out.’”