"Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco"

By 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.

Prometheus, José Clemente Orozco, 1930, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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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

Prometheus (detail), José Clemente Orozco, 1930, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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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

Prometheus (detail), José Clemente Orozco, 1930, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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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

Prometheus (detail), José Clemente Orozco, 1930, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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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

Prometheus (detail), José Clemente Orozco, 1930, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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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

Eclipse, Isa Carrillo, 2015, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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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.

Rising Constellation | Constelación ancient (3 of 3), Isa Carrillo, 2015, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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Isa Carrillo, Rising Constellation | Constelación ancient (3 of 3), 2015, Wood, paint, color pencil, 60 x 60 cm. Photo Credit: Nancy Sepulveda.

Microbus, Adela Goldbard, 2014, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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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

Plutarco, putos, Adela Goldbard, 2015, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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Adela Goldbard, Plutarco, putos, 2015. Production still from 4k video projected in HD with stereo sound, 9 min. Courtesy of the artist.

David (exhibition view), Rita Ponce de León, 2013, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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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

AFUERA (Outside), from En forma de nosotros (In the Shape of Us), Rita Ponce de León, 2016, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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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.

Epimeteo, Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, 2014, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, 1979, Epimeteo, 2014, Photography, Courtesy of the artist.

Insaciables (Insatiable), from Odisea Ocotepec (Ocotepec Odyssey), Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, 2014, From the collection of: Pomona College Museum of Art
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Naomi Rincón-Gallardo, Insaciables (Insatiable), from Odisea Ocotepec (Ocotepec Odyssey), 2014. Color video with sound, 2 min. 38 sec. Courtesy of the artist.

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“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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