Los Angeles-based Carmen Argote is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, painting, photography, video, and performance. Many of her explorations originate from her own experiences with inhabited spaces. Currently on view in Home—So Different, So Appealing, her 720 Sq. Ft.: Household Mutations (2011) is a large-scale installation suspended from the ceiling and extended onto an open gallery floor. This work was recently acquired by LACMA. Learn more about the work from the artist herself in the video below, and be sure to come to the museum to experience the work in person.
Want to learn more about Home—So Different, So Appealing? Check out some interviews we conducted with some of the artists last month below. You can also read this in-depth overview of María Elena González's Magic Carpet/Home (2003/2017), on view outdoors at LACMA, as well as a personal essay by Raphael Montañez Ortiz, whose works are included in the exhibition.
Home—So Different, So Appealing is on view in BCAM through October 15, 2017. The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.