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Play With Me – MoLAA

June 17 – September 2, 2012
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California

Co-curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Idurre Alonso and Selene Preciado

Play with Me explores the interactive potential of contemporary art within installation art. The exhibition seeks to dispel notions of distance by breaking down barriers of access to art by the public, so that contemporary art can be experienced by the audience as engaging and approachable.

This exhibition proposes multiple layers of complexity for the viewer, engaging them personally but also inviting them to see their role on a larger or global context. While challenging audiences to renegotiate the idea of contemporary art, the space in which they interact with it and broader elements including the use of technology and society’s acceptance of technological surveillance, furniture as a significant element of our daily life and the space we inhabit, as well as major issues such as the environment. The artists and installations for Play with Me propose to create an environment which is thought-provoking and unconventional, engaging and playful.

List of participating artists:
Alberto Baraya (Colombia), Franklin Cassaro (Brazil), Cubo (Mexico/USA: Giacomo Castagnola, Camilo Ontiveros, Felipe Zúñiga, Nina Waisman), Dream Addictive (Mexico: Carmen González and Leslie García), Felipe Ehrenberg (Mexico), Darío Escobar (Guatemala), Félix González-Torres (Cuba/USA), Federico Herrero (Costa Rica), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Mexico), Ernesto Neto (Brazil), Gabriel Orozco (Mexico), Rubén, Ortiz-Torres (Mexico), Pedro Reyes (Mexico), Sofía Táboas (Mexico).

Exhibition Related Event

Panel Discussion
Sunday, June 17, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Free Admission
Enjoy a panel discussion about Play with Me with curators and artists Alberto Baraya, Federico Herrero, Darío Escobar, Sofía Táboas, Nina Waisman, and Leslie García.

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