Join us for "Juguemos Play" now - May 7, 2022 at the Art Division Gallery!
Juguemos Play brings together six Los Angeles-based artists to consider their environment. The artists transform and apply city symbols and structures to create new visual presentations based on their own cultural and personal backgrounds.
“Juguemos Play” is a phrase recurrent in internet memes that make fun of clumsy attempts at cross-cultural understanding, suggesting that such understanding is complex and nuanced. *
Like this phrase, the artwork on display explores the disjunction between superficial and deeper meaning, between environment and artist. Depending on one’s location, language, and cultural background; words and imagery signify different things. One might question: How do these symbols become part of a collective consciousness? Who develops the meaning of these symbols? Should we interrogate iconic symbols among our communities?
*In Spanish, “juguemos” means “let’s play” and “play” is short for “Playstation.” Rather than “Let’s play play,” the expression means “Let's play PlayStation.” If one doesn’t know the idiomatic contraction in Spanish of “Playstation” to “play,” the meaning of the phrase becomes obscure.
Organized by Luis Motta @luisabndnher
We hope to see you there!
Date: Now - May 7, 2022
Location: Art Division Gallery - 2432 W 6th St. LA CA 90057
Thurs. Fri, & Sat.
Noon - 4pm