Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta Highline project proposal

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 […]

Carlos Motta participated in «At Plain Sight»

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, […]

Carlos Motta symposium @SF Moma

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, […]

Carlos Motta SOLO SHOW @UC Santa Cruz

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 […]

Carlos Motta, Cevdet Erek and Marwa Arsanios @SF MoMa

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 […]

Carlos Motta at the Anren Biennale

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?

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