Made possible through the support of the Mike Kelley Foundation, and coinciding with the Getty Foundation’s PST: LA/LA initiative, the exhibition will bring together some of the artist’s most iconic previous projects as well as a host of new works. Organized loosely in three sections—Narco-Pop Culture, Myths: Old & New, and Searching for Treasures—the artist’s various projects will be interwoven thematically in order to problematize the chronological format of the conventional survey show and to highlight the complex relationships and networks that have facilitated his various creative projects over the years. From making his own brand of tequila and opening a bar in Berlin to creating an expedition company tasked with finding the mythical treasure of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream, will take viewers into the many worlds conceived and made real by an artist whose practice embodies the cultural tensions and possibilities of living between nations.
Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream is organized by The Mistake Room and curated by Cesar Garcia, TMR Executive & Artistic Director, with Kris Kuramitsu, TMR Head of Program, and Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia, Curatorial Intern.
This project is made possible through the major support of the Mike Kelley Foundation.
Eduardo Sarabia: Drifting on a Dream is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.