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Outdoor Exhibition: Beatriz Cortez And More

  • WHEN Ongoing from now until March 27, 2021[days & times]
  • WHERE Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

Read the KPBS feature, "Artist Beatriz Cortez Moves Mountains" here.

Beatriz Cortez With Rafa Esparza, Kang Seung Lee, Candice Lin, Pavithra Prasad and Christian Tedeschi

This exhibition will open on January 29th as an entirely outdoor exhibition on Lux's campus. Reservations are required.

For her residency Beatriz Cortez invites Los Angeles based artists rafa esparza, Kang Seung Lee, Candice Lin, Pavithra Prasad, and Christian Tedeschi to collaborate and explore how memory ripples through time along the path of people who are also on the move, considering how the temporality of one lifetime is implicated in the larger fabric of a cultural landscape. Bringing their work together across the mountain on which Lux’s campus is located with installations, performances, and sculptures the Artists-in-Residence address flux and connectedness that goes beyond space and time.

The title of the exhibition, a pictoral glyph from the lost language of the Olmec people, evokes the sacred subterranean snake of massive proportions whose movement exposes curved sections of its body as it transforms and shapes the land, forming the mountains on the horizon. The title awakens the spiritual understanding that the gradual movement of this creature is forever changing and moving the texture of the earth and through this action impacting the people that are traversing its lands. The geological time scale is a recognition that experiences go beyond that of a single lifetime, and it is through collective memory that these shifts can be perceived.

[Glyph] was carved in stone by the Olmec people whose voice unfortunately is not known today. The memory, however, also survives in codices and in the language of the Aztecs as 'Tepetl’ and the Mayans as 'Witz.' As the momentous flow of mountains and never ceasing migration of people form relationships transcending localization, different temporalities and paths come together.

Read the artist bios here.

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Photograph of Beatriz Cortez's "Glacial Erratic" sculptur...

Above: Photograph of Beatriz Cortez's "Glacial Erratic" sculpture by Julia Dixon Evans

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