MOMENT: Conversation
Salvadoran Art and Activism in LA: 1980s - Present
08.11.2018 | 11:30am - 1:00pm

Tuan Andrew Nguyen,  The Island,  2017, 2048 x 1080p, color, 5.1 surround sound, 42mins. Courtesy of the artist and Páramo ,  Guadalajara/Mexico City/New York.

In the 1980s, thousands of Salvadorans migrated to Los Angeles, fleeing the violent civil war that gripped the country. Once in LA, they quickly formed committed legal and political organizations to advocate for their community, as well as strong networks of artists and cultural practitioners to creatively engage a rapidly changing society. The Mistake Room is pleased to host a conversation about this key historical moment and its continuing legacy in the context of our exhibition My Veins Do Not End In Me. Panelists include Madeline Janis, former executive director of the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN); Beatriz Cortez, artist and scholar of postwar Central American literature and culture; and Eddie Aparicio, one of the three artists in our current exhibition.

This program is presented in conjunction with My Veins Do Not End In Me at The Mistake Room, currently on view through August 25, 2018.  

 Generous support for this program is provided by The Mistake Room's Board of Directors, Big Mistake Patron Group, International Council, and Contemporary Council.