Exhibition

Yoshua Okón: Oracle

9 Sep 2017 – 4 Nov 2017

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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 17:00
Thursday
11:00 – 17:00
Friday
11:00 – 17:00
Saturday
11:00 – 17:00
Sunday
Closed

Torrance Art Museum

Los Angeles
California, United States

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The Torrance Art Museum will present the 2015 project Yoshua Okón: Oracle , a multi-channel video installation exploring immigration, borders and nationalism.

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In 2014, Oracle, Arizona was the site of a large-scale protest against the entrance of unaccompanied children from Central America into the United States. Exploring both sides of the conflict, Okón spoke with children as well as members of AZ Border Defenders, the group that orchestrated the protest. The protestors are filmed in stark contrast to the children, who sing about the 1954 US invasion of Guatemala and the involvement of the government with transnational corporations. The title also refers to Oracle Corporation, a company whose first customer was the CIA. The installation questions the adequacy and the relevance of nationalism in this transnational age.

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