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Exhibition Detail
Project Room: Submergentes: A Drawing Approach to Masculinities
Curated by: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill
628 Alamitos Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802


July 14th, 2011 - January 3rd, 2012
Opening: 
July 14th, 2011 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
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Johanna Calle is an artist from Colombia whose artistic medium is drawing in non-traditional configurations. Colombia has an important tradition in drawing, and this edition of the Project Room series intends to give visibility to one of the key figures of recent innovation in this media. Calle experiments with different drawing formats and materials to produce drawings that are conceptual in content, but also challenge our concept of what a drawing is, taking the medium beyond the boundaries between drawing and sculpture or drawing and writing. Johanna Calle’s most recent work explores the qualities of cursive handwriting, as well as different writing systems of transcription such as shorthand or stenography, and their similarities with drawing techniques and aesthetics, to comment on social issues utilizing sources such as music and literature.

For this Project Room, Calle proposes to “study how economic crisis might affect males in developing countries in terms of social behavior. One of the common male roles in Latin American societies is still that of the sole provider, thus the family dominant figure. Decreasing economic power or formal job loss might develop a dependence on other family members, altering gender roles or interrelations between them.”

RELATED PROGRAMS:

INTERLOGUES
Submergentes: A Drawing Approach to Masculinities
Thursday, July 14, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Charter Screening Room

Join MOLAA Curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill in a conversation with Project Room artist Johanna Calle about her work in the exhibition Submergentes: a Drawing Approach to Masculinities

INTERLOGUES
Beyond the Line
Thursday, September 8, 7:30 - 9:00pm
Charter Screening Room

Join Assistant Curator Selene Preciado in a presentation of a brief history of drawing and current non-traditional practices in this medium.


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