Exhibition

Somewhere in Between

Exhibition Dates: 
November 6, 2018 to March 17, 2019
Somewhere in Between
Somewhere in Between

Somewhere in Between is a group exhibition consisting of twenty-four LA-based artists of various international origins, ethnicities and cultures. These artists address relevant concepts of transnationalism, cultural identity, appropriation, hybridization, and a sense of place and history. Together, these themes represent the role of artists bridging two or more cultures and the effect of that amalgamation. Through the use of various media, including installation, video, photography, ceramics, painting, found object, organic materials and textiles among others, these artists further engage with contemporary and historical topics of immigration, diaspora, displacement, current events and popular culture.

The exhibition ambitiously tackles the discourse of Los Angeles and its cultural diversity. Unable to represent every example of culture that represents the dynamic multi-ethnic and -cultural fabric that is Los Angeles, artworks selected present the talents of noteworthy visual, video and performance artists who originate, or identify culturally, with either Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Mexico, Central or South America, while simultaneously, integrating this part of themselves with their U.S./American experience. Together these artists promote multinational perspectives that bring distinct cultures together, helping audiences perceive what it is to be “American” in a new light, while also offering the opportunity to understand the values and perspectives of others. Somewhere in Between highlights artists of Los Angeles as having an integral role in the global network of art production, and consequently reflects on the international composition of the city’s current creative scene.

Contemporary art is a globalized phenomenon fostered by an ever-growing network of relationships. Like fitting together parts of a puzzle, the exhibition puts works in dialogue with each other in ways that mixes ideas, techniques and materials. Several thematic groupings emerge with overlapping qualities that aspire to transform how audiences experience them. The exhibition’s themes demonstrate how this diverse group of artists are Redefining Histories; dealing with Loss, Longing and Legacy; addressing Appropriation and Cultural Hybridization; illustrating the evolution of Shifting Identities and Cultural Exchange; recognizing the effects of Globalization, Commodification and Trade; identifying the results of The Politics of War and Occupation; and reflecting upon Migration, Borders and an on-going development of New Perspectives.

Somewhere in Between invites visitors to chart their own route in exploring the works of art, and to freely ask questions and pursue connections that they find most intriguing. Through a dialogue between various artistic disciplines and cultural scenes, this exhibition creates a space for exchange encouraging audiences to reflect on the ways in which we imagine, understand and engage with the world and with others.

Participating Artists

Carmen Argote

Hagop Belian

Guillermo Bert

Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza

Beatriz Cortez

Ismael de Anda III

Michelle Dizon

Cirilo Domine

Patricia Fernandez Carcedo

Keiko Fukazawa

Bia Gayotto

Flora Kao

Seema Kapur

Nery Gabriel Lemus

Yong Soon Min

Amitis Motevalli

Hillary Mushkin

Camilo Ontiveros

Raksha Parekh

Renee Petropoulos

Gala Porras-Kim

Ben Sakoguchi

Evelyn Serrano

Clarissa Tossin

Co-curated by
Michele Cairella Fillmore and Bia Gayotto

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November 10, 2018

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM / 1121

SAT | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Somewhere in Between is a group exhibition consisting of twenty-four LA-based artists of various international origins, ethnicities and cultures. These artists address relevant concepts of transnationalism, cultural identity, appropriation, hybridization, and a sense of place and history. Together, these themes represent the role of artists bridging two or more cultures and the effect of that amalgamation. Through the use of various media, including installation, video, photography, ceramics, painting, found object, organic materials and textiles among others, these artists further engage with contemporary and historical topics of immigration, diaspora, displacement, current events and popular culture.

Please join us during the opening reception on Saturday, November 10th, 2018, from 3pm to 6pm! There will also be introductory remarks at 4:30pm during the reception.

This event is in conjunction with the show, Somewhere in Between, at the Kellogg University Art Gallery exhibiting through March 17, 2019. Curated by Bia Gayotto and Michele Cairella Fillmore.

 
More events and info at:
 

Somewhere In Between | Exhibit Main Page 

 

January 31, 2019

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM / 1121

THURS | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Somewhere in Between (the Lines): Poetry, Prose and Performance is a “spoken word” event giving an opportunity for individuals to share their ideas about topics related to ethnicity, nationality, and shared cultures. 
 
This event is associated with the Kellogg Gallery’s current exhibition Somewhere in Between, a group exhibition consisting of twenty-four LA-based artists of various international origins, ethnicities and cultures. These artists address relevant concepts of transnationalism, cultural identity, appropriation, hybridization, and a sense of place and history. Together, these themes represent the role of artists bridging two or more cultures and the effect of that amalgamation. Through the use of various media, including installation, video, photography, book-making, found object, organic materials and textiles among others, these artists further engage with contemporary and historical topics of immigration, diaspora, displacement, current events and popular culture. 
 
The purpose in hosting the Poetry, Prose, and Performance Event is to also include the media of “spoken word” as a form of expressing these ideas. "Spoken word" entries were open to all campus and off-campus participants, and selected and submitted in advance to the event. Entries include poetry, prose, fiction, nonfiction, biography, autobiography, musical performance, or performance art, among other artforms with a "spoken word" element. 
 
For more information on attending the event contact artgalleries@cpp.edu. To participate as a “spoken word” performer for the Jan 31 event, please contact jedickerson@cpp.edu for entry submission information.

This event is in conjunction with the show, Somewhere in Between, at the Kellogg University Art Gallery exhibiting through March 17, 2019. Curated by Bia Gayotto and Michele Cairella Fillmore.

 
More events and info at:
 

Somewhere In Between | Exhibit Main Page 

 

February 13, 2019

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM / 1121

WED | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Imagining Home, Creating Home: Salvadoran Writers Speak!

How do we remember a lost homeland when our memories of it are marked by trauma and violence? How do we construct and reconstruct home and community in Los Angeles when our arrival here is shadowed by exile and racism? Two U.S.-Central American writers who live and work in our region take up these questions through powerful readings of poetry and fiction, with accompanying panel discussions exploring aspects of the Salvadoran experience in the Southland.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 13, from 4pm to 5:30pm! There will be poetry reading/performance and panel discussion with Salvadoran-American poet Cynthia Guardado. Moderator: Dr. Nancy Quintanilla.

Author bio: Cynthia Guardado is a Salvadoran-American poet and Professor of English at Fullerton College. She is the managing editor of LiveWire, a literary arts magazine at Fullerton College. Her debut poetry collection, ENDEAVOR was published in 2017 by World Stage Press. In 2017, she was the winner of the Concurso Binacional De Poesia Pellicer-Frost (UTEP/S-Mart) for her manuscript Cenizas, a collection of poems centered on El Salvador and grief.

Sponsors:

Lingua Franca Speakers Logo

EML Lingua Franca Speakers
Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education
Spanish Language Association

 

This event is in conjunction with the show, Somewhere in Between, at the Kellogg University Art Gallery exhibiting through March 17, 2019. Curated by Bia Gayotto and Michele Cairella Fillmore.

 

More events and info at:

 

Somewhere In Between | Exhibit Main Page 

 

February 27, 2019

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM / 1121

WED | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Imagining Home, Creating Home: Salvadoran Writers Speak!

How do we remember a lost homeland when our memories of it are marked by trauma and violence? How do we construct and reconstruct home and community in Los Angeles when our arrival here is shadowed by exile and racism? Two U.S.-Central American writers who live and work in our region take up these questions through powerful readings of poetry and fiction, with accompanying panel discussions exploring aspects of the Salvadoran experience in the Southland.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 27, from 4pm to 5:30pm! There will be fiction reading and panel discussion with Salvadoran-American short story writer Carolina Rivera Escamilla. Moderator: Dr. Alvaro Huerta.

Author bio: Carolina Rivera Escamilla, educator, writer and documentarian, was born in El Salvador, went into exile in the 1980s, completed her studies in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing at the University of California, Los Angeles. Director and producer of the 2011 documentary film Manlio Argueta: Poets and Volcanoes, she is also a cultural promoter in Los Angeles, California. She authored the story collection ...after… published in 2015.

Sponsors:

Lingua Franca Speakers Logo

EML Lingua Franca Speakers
Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education
Spanish Language Association

 

This event is in conjunction with the show, Somewhere in Between, at the Kellogg University Art Gallery exhibiting through March 17, 2019. Curated by Bia Gayotto and Michele Cairella Fillmore.

 

More events and info at:

 

Somewhere In Between | Exhibit Main Page 

 

March 14, 2019

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM / 1121

THURS | 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

From 2007 to 2017, a small, Los Angeles-based magazine called make/shift published some of the most inspiring feminist voices of the decade, articulating ideas from the grassroots and amplifying transnational feminist voices on issues like immigration, climate change, prison abolition, and more. The new anthology Feminisms in Motion: Voices for Justice, Liberation, and Transformation documents 10 years of make/shift. Angela Y. Davis calls it "a historical record of significant antiracist feminist interventions and a roadmap for moving us in the direction of freedom and justice."

In honor of Women’s Herstory Month, please join us on Thursday, March 14, from 11:30am to 1:30pm! There will be live readings from the anthology by make/shift and Feminisms in Motion coeditor Jessica Hoffmann and contributors including Stephanie Abraham, Mia Mingus, and Amitis Motevalli.

Co-Sponsored by:

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Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers
Ethnic & Women’s Studies Department
Kellogg University Art Gallery

 

With gratitude for the collaboration of Stephanie Abraham, Jessica Hoffmann, Jami Grosser and Anita Jain for facilitating this event. 

This event is in conjunction with the show, Somewhere in Between, at the Kellogg University Art Gallery exhibiting through March 17, 2019. Curated by Bia Gayotto and Michele Cairella Fillmore.

 
More events and info at:
 

Somewhere In Between | Exhibit Main Page 

 

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