September 23, 2017–January 28, 2018
Curated By Alessandra Moctezuma
Subverting the title of one of the premier European art events by referencing the plight of the undocumented, this exhibition will focus on artistic production that takes place at the convergence of Latin America and Southern California. The San Diego/Tijuana region serves both as the birthplace and a rich experimental ground for individual artists and collectives, such as the Border Arts Workshop and Las Comadres, that have been concerned with topics related to biculturalism, migration, labor issues and human rights. Grounded within that key cultural and social framework, the exhibition will incorporate artworks by Mexican and Latino artists from both cities with a sharper focus on the recent use of technology, performance, and interactivity.
This exhibition will draw attention to as well as help further interests and passions for the socioeconomic, historical, and cultural impact of the border. The show's curator, Alessandra Moctezuma, will be working on programming for the exhibition as part of her sabbatical from San Diego Mesa College. Bilingual Spanish/English guided tours, public lectures and artist talks, and a tour of artists’ studios in Tijuana are among the programming in development.
UnDocumenta 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. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a collaboration of arts institutions across Southern California. Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions and programs, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA highlights different aspects of Latin American and Latino art from the ancient world to the present day. With topics such as luxury arts in the pre-Columbian Americas, 20th century Afro-Brazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists, exhibitions range from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across numerous countries. Supported by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.