THE VOID is an AIDS counter-monument hosting public programs and designed by artist Carlos Motta, architect Koray Duman, and writer/organizer Theodore Kerr. Grounded in the image of Milton Glaser’s United Nations-commissioned logo for the early days of the AIDS crisis, the work features 18 months of public programming—monthly performances, rallies, presentations, and community gatherings regarding HIV […]
In Plain Sight is a coalition of 80 artists united to create an artwork dedicated to the abolition of immigrant detention and the United States culture of incarceration. A highly orchestrated mediagenic spectacle and poetic action, this project is conceived in five parts — a poetic elegy enacted on a national scale, an interactive website, an anthology docuseries, […]
This screening of video works by artists featured in SOFT POWER expands ideas explored in the exhibition on the role of the artist as citizen. Many of the artists in the exhibition work across media and are incisive makers of time-based art including sound and moving images. Profoundly nuanced and lushly depicted works by LaToya Ruby Frazier, […]
UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) presents Carlos Motta: We The Enemy, the first West Coast solo exhibition of artworks by the artist. In conjunction with the exhibition, Motta and Rachel Nelson, IAS curator and interim director, have organized a 2-day symposium “Bodies at the Borders.” Taking place January 24, 2020 at UC […]
The group exhibition “Time for Change: Art and Social Unrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection” inaugurates the programme of the latest art space El Espacio 23, new home to the collector and patron Jorge Pérez’s art collection. The exhibition’s thread is the analysis of paradoxes of contemporaneity besides the investigation of historical events reframed in the […]
Timely and provocative, SOFT POWER is an exhibition about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors. Appropriated from the Reagan-era term used to describe how a country’s “soft” assets such as culture, political values and foreign policies can be more influential than violence or coercion, the title SOFT POWER suggests […]
When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art considers how contemporary artists are responding to the migration, immigration, and displacement of peoples today.
The Second Anren Biennale draws on two historical metaphors regarding East and West to express the main themes of contemporary art in the age of globalization: In an era of complex and dramatic conflict, in which rival civilizations observe the world, how do we talk and communicate with each other?
Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today is a group show featuring works of Carlos Motta. Show will be on view until September 15, 2019.
«The Present is not Enough» is the most recent group show that marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. Carlos Motta will be featured in this exhibition.
About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art features works of Carlos Motta at Wrightwood 659 in Chicago