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Daniel Joseph Martinez
Divine Violence
September 9 - December 16, 2017

Roberts & Tilton Project Room In Daniel Joseph Martinez's words, Divine Violence functions as "a typology of every organization in the world that uses violence or aggression to fulfill its political ideology." The installation features panels on which political organizations are handwritten in black lettering against gold paint. Each represents diverse political and ideological modes of thinking and activity, i.e. Islamist groups, Ugandan insurgent constituencies, right-wing Israeli factions. Martinez's constructed sculptural database operates as a system of symbolic exchange, linking the luxury of gold to the mechanisms of power and resistance within global capitalism under the guise of wealth, power, and religion.

Home - So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957
June 11 - October 15, 2017
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
November 17, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Home - So Different, So Appealing features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of "home" as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. Daniel Joseph Martinez Divine Violence and Home - So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957 are part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California.