September 10 - September 11, 2016, 12 - 6pm
Antonio Lopez: A Photo Cocktail Party
Presented by El Museo del Barrio
This installation will recreate a legendary party that fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and his creative collaborator Juan Ramos threw for their friends. Guests were invited to have their photos taken with a large format Polaroid camera. The instant prints were hung on the wall as the party filled and more and more people came. Visitors will be invited to recreate this occasion, as an homage to the renowned Puerto Rican fashion illustrator who bridged NYC subculture and style with a broader high-fashion audience.
Fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and his collaborator Juan Ramos are the subjects of a solo exhibition, "Antonio Lopez: Future Funk Fashion" on view through November 26, 2016 at El Museo del Barrio. It features drawings of many different kinds of garments, prototypes for fantasy shoes, Antonio’s well-known instamatic photographs, portraits of various fashion world luminaries, documentary photographs, and many materials from the duo’s archives. The artists’ daring exploration of race, gender and the body through fashion are key elements of the exhibition. El Museo del Barrio is the first museum of Latin American art in the United States.
Opening Reception: September 9, 6 – 8pm
October 14 - December 18, 2016
Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices
Cut-Ups: Queer Collage Practices brings together works by an intergenerational group of fifteen queer and feminist artists who each explore collage with diverse, erotically inclined tactics. The works in this show draw from print culture and pornography, dating from the era of gay and women's liberation to the present. While collage has typically been understood through the lens of modernism and the historical avant-garde or through postmodernism and pastiche, Cut-Ups does not call on these frameworks. Rather, this exhibition presents collages¬- whether discovered in the archives or coming out of contemporary art practices-that demonstrate pornographic inspirations and world-making ambitions.
Cut Ups: Queer Collage Practices was first exhibited in Los Angeles as Cock, Paper, Scissors (April 2 – July 10, 2016) organized by David Evans Frantz, Lucas Hilderbrand, and Kayleigh Perkov.
Generous support for this exhibition is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support is provided by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and the ONE Archives Foundation.
Opening Reception: October 14, 6 - 8 pm
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