Artists are in constant communication. Whether it is by voice or by letter, by canvas or by installation, this exchange between artists, or groups of artists, provides an essential energy that pushes art forward. Such is the fundamental theme of "Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915-1985," a new exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (12 September 2017 – 1 April 2018).
The dialogue showcased in this exhibition is that between 20th-century artists working in California and Mexico. Incorporating multimedia works by pivotal figures such as Charles and Ray Eames as well as Richard Neutra, the show centers around four main themes that categorize the ongoing relationships between artists and designers in California and Mexico and how these connections impacted their production.
Found in Translation is part of the wide-reaching initiative, Pacific Standard Time. Now in its third iteration, Pacific Standard Time is a a series of related events and exhibitions at galleries and museums across the greater Los Angeles area. This year’s PST exhibitions and events center around an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in Los Angeles.