Aug 29, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017

"Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco"

Pomona College Museum of Art

“Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco” showcases José Clemente Orozco’s mural Prometheus (1930) on the Pomona College campus and examines the multiple ways Orozco’s vision resonates with four artists working in Mexico today. Isa Carrillo, Adela Goldbard, Rita Ponce de León, and Naomi Rincón-Gallardo share Orozco’s interest in the relationships among history, justice, power, social protest, and storytelling, yet approach these topics from their own twenty-first-century sensibilities. These artists activate Orozco’s mural by reinvigorating Prometheus for a contemporary audience. “Prometheus 2017” is supported by grants from the Getty Foundation as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative led by the Getty. FMI: www.pomona.edu/museum.

José Clemente Orozco (Zapotlán el Grande, Mexico, 1883), Prometheus, 1930, Fresco, 240 x 342 inches (610 x 869 cm), Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Photography © Fredrik Nilsen

José Clemente Orozco (Zapotlán el Grande, Mexico, 1883), Prometheus, 1930, Fresco, 240 x 342 inches (610 x 869 cm), Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Photography © Fredrik Nilsen

José Clemente Orozco (Zapotlán el Grande, Mexico, 1883), Prometheus, 1930, Fresco, 240 x 342 inches (610 x 869 cm), Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Photography © Fredrik Nilsen

José Clemente Orozco (Zapotlán el Grande, Mexico, 1883), Prometheus, 1930, Fresco, 240 x 342 inches (610 x 869 cm), Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Photography © Fredrik Nilsen

José Clemente Orozco (Zapotlán el Grande, Mexico, 1883), Prometheus, 1930, Fresco, 240 x 342 inches (610 x 869 cm), Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Photography © Fredrik Nilsen

Isa Carrillo, Eclipse, 2015, detail. Pencil, paper, page book, transparency, slide viewer. Drawing: 11 13/16 x 9 in. (30 x 23 cm). Photo: Maj Lindstrom.

Isa Carrillo, Rising Constellation | Constelación ancient (3 of 3), 2015, Wood, paint, color pencil, 60 x 60 cm. Photo Credit: Nancy Sepulveda.

Adela Goldbard (Mexico City, Mexico, 1979)
Microbus, 2014
Still from 4K video projected in HD with stereo sound
4 min. 38 sec.
© Adela Goldbard
Photo Courtesy: Adela Goldbard

Adela Goldbard, Plutarco, putos, 2015. Production still from 4k video projected in HD with stereo sound, 9 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Rita Ponce de León (Lima, Perú, 1982), David (exhibition view), 2013, Ink on wall, video and paper blocks with printed images, Dimensions variable, Courtesy of Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros and the artist, Photo Courtesy: José Jasso

Rita Ponce de León, AFUERA (Outside), from En forma de nosotros (In the Shape of Us), 2016. Ink on paper, 11 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (29.7 x 34.9 cm). Courtesy of the artist.

Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, 1979, Epimeteo, 2014, Photography, Courtesy of the artist.

Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Insaciables (Insatiable), from Odisea Ocotepec (Ocotepec Odyssey), 2014. Color video with sound, 2 min. 38 sec. Courtesy of the artist.

Credits: Story

“Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco” 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 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from Los Angeles to Palm Springs. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

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