Soprano Juliana Snapper, who will perform in Oscar Santillán's Correspondances (after Charles Baudelaire), photo © Miles Rosemire

This Weekend at LACMA

January 19, 2018
Myra Hassaram, Marketing Coordinator

Enjoy programs and performances in conjunction with PST: LA/LA all weekend long. PST: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

Explore a data visualization system on Friday created by Ecuadorian artist Oscar Santillán that transforms architecture into sound. In For Correspondances (after Charles Baudelaire), Santillán will demonstrate a project that allows an opera singer to read the cracks of a building as musical notation.

Also on Friday, watch El Corazón del espantapájaros (Heart of the Scarecrow), directed by Guatemalan artist Naufus Ramírez-Figuero, based on a play by Guatemalan playwright Hugo Carrillo. Despite the critical success of the play in the 1960s, a 1975 student production faced brutal repression and censorship, which led to the cancellation of the show and the company’s entire theatrical season.

On Saturday, step into the Bing Theater for the special symposium Craft in California and Mexico: New Roles in Contemporary Culture. This day-long program examines how contemporary artists, designers, and craftspeople in Mexico and California transform traditional craft legacies to new ends.

Bring the family to Andell Family Sundays—¡Hoy en Día! January’s weekly family event features artist-led workshops and friendly gallery tours and activities thematically based on A Universal History of Infamy. Drop by and create artworks inspired by the exhibition.