“VIA” Exhibition from Los Angeles Nomadic Division

19 February, 2010


Artemio, Colt Frac-Tiles, 2010, ceramic. / A LAND project: VIA/Stage 1. Photo courtesy of Emily Young.

EXHIBITION Via
LOCATION Various locations around Los Angeles, USA
ORGANISERS Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND)
CURATOR Shamim M. Momin
ARTISTS, DATES Gonzalo Lebrija (January 26th – March 9th), Artemio (January 28th – 31st), José León Cerrillo (January 30th – March 28th), Moris (January 30th – April 30th)

Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), has announced its first endeavor, Via, a series of temporary public projects in and around Los Angeles. LAND is a non-profit public art organization committed to commissioning site- and situation-specific projects with national and international artists. For this exhibition, LAND Director Shamim M. Momin is selecting and commissioning new work by several acclaimed Mexican artists. Reflective of the artists’ cutting-edge projects in Mexico and Europe, each commission will have a unique and distinct relationship to both the artist’s individual practice and the dynamic site of the Los Angeles location – historically, culturally, functionally, or otherwise.

The first four of these projects will debut in January 2010, concurrent with Art Los Angeles Contemporary (ALAC) and acting as anchor points to the fair’s VIP programming. January is also the official Los Angeles Arts Month, which, along with other important citywide art and cultural programming, presents LAND as a highlight. These projects will be followed by the staggered launch of new commissions throughout the year, which, structurally, will further emphasize the conceptual basis of Via (as in ‘by way of’), by spreading it not only across space, but time as well. Opening in concert with the civic and institutional programming already planned around the Mexican bicentennial, Via will serve LAND’s mission to function as a contemporary, public constellation linking disparate spaces, activities and artists.

Artemio, Colt Frac-Tiles, 2010, ceramic. / A LAND project: VIA/Stage 1. Photo courtesy of Emily Young.


Moris, Mi casa es tu casa, 2010, vinyl, ink, and paper. / A LAND project: VIA/Stage 1. Photo courtesy of Emily Young.


Moris, Mi casa es tu casa, 2010, vinyl, ink, and paper. / A LAND project: VIA/Stage 1. Photo courtesy of Emily Young.

LEFT: José León Cerrillo, Double Agents, 2009, iron, mirror, enameled wood. /  Courtesy of Proyectos Monclova.
RIGHT: R.M. Schindler’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House / Photo courtesy of Emily Young.


Gonzalo Lebrija, The Distance Between You and Me, 2009, video. / A LAND project: VIA/Stage 1


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