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ART HOUR WITH AVENUE 50: Raul Baltazar
February 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMFree
Join us for Art Hour with Avenue 50!
A virtual artist talk with Raul Baltazar, whose work is featured in our online group exhibition ‘THESE DAZE.’ Curated by Ramon Ramirez.
When? Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7PM (PST)
Where? Live at instagram.com/avenue50studio
FREE FOR ALL INSTAGRAM USERS!
(Thank you to the Wilhelm Foundation and Los Angeles County Arts Commission for helping us make this programming possible!)
Thank you to those of you who were able to make it to our artist talk with Raul. If you missed it, the talk is now live on our YouTube Channel. Please ‘like’ our video and subscribe to our channel!
About the Artist:
Raul Baltazar (b.1972, Los Angeles) is an artist who works through aesthetic notions given in Mesoamerican and Western culture. Baltazar often mixes performance, video, photography, drawing, painting, murals, and community-based projects, to create new relations for the decolonial art object. His work is often driven by the struggle of Mestizo, Xicanx, POC and Mesoamerican Indigenous communities and their revolutionary vision for change in the context of Los Angeles. In addition, his work postulates responses to trauma and the body, examining the experience and rational abuse of power and authority by means of sanctioned or unsanctioned reiterations of violence in contemporary life. Baltazar challenges this by participating in the creation of contemporary cultural production rooted in an artistic research of ancient cultures. Where his work opens up a space for healing, communication and reflection; in order to engage publics and communicate the value of a self-reflexive identification with indigeneity.
Raul Baltazar received his MFA in Public Practice from Otis College of Art and Design in 2013, and his BFA in Sculpture and New Genres from Otis College of Art and Design in 2008. He has exhibited extensively in Los Angeles, and internationally in Mexico, Australia, Vienna, Egypt, and Taiwan, and was the 2015 recipient of the California Community Foundation, Fellowship for Visual Arts, LA County Arts Commission Short List, 2015 and recipient of The Armory Teaching Fellowship, 2016.
Check out Raul’s work in our ‘THESE DAZE’ online exhibition!
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