Exhibits and Performances

Two of Los Angeles’ finest arts offerings this fall that should not be missed

Carne Y Arena

A first-of-its-kind VR experience that forces visitors to confront the hardships faced by immigrants and refugees
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Iñárritu’s depiction of the United States-Mexico border

Alejandro Gonazalez Iñárritu has a handful of Academy Awards in his home, including consecutive Best Director nods in 2014 and 2015. He is no stranger to creating captivating  immersive visual experiences. It is his newest project – Carne Y Arena – that might be the greatest, and most emotionally visceral, work of his career. You get the feeling it may mean the most to him personally as well. Part of Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and then installed at Milan’s Fondazione Prada, Carne Y Arena is now at LACMA and merits a special trip. The exhibit – utilizing physical space, virtual reality, and video projection – places the viewer into the shoes of tens of thousands of Latin American migrants every year as they make the terrifying journey north in search of opportunity and salvation.

Radical Women: Latin(a) American Art

Shining a spotlight on overlooked female arts who are creating some of the modern era’s most compelling art
Hammer Museum
(Through December 31, 2017)

A photo of Sandra Eleta from the series “La servidumbre (Servitude)”

Diversity may certainly be the buzziest buzzword of 2017. In that spirit, Hammer Museum presents “Radical Women,” an exhibit spotlighting the art of Latin(a) American artists. Presented as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA movement and co-curated by Dr. Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Dr. Andrea Giunta, the exhibit showcases the work of more than 100 Latina artists from 15 countries from the past 50 years.