"Fragments from Home"

by Madelina Nunez | Jan 10, 2017
'Fragments from Home'

The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) will present programming at the LA Art Show taking place January 11-15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. “Fragments from Home,” curated by CSRC director Chon A. Noriega, will feature individual performances and installations by famed destructivist artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz and emerging, mixed-media artist Ramiro Gomez. Ortiz will give the performance “Couch Destruction: Angel Release (Pennies from Heaven)” at the opening night gala and “Piano Destruction Ritual: Cowboy and Indian, Part Two” on January 14. An installation by Ortiz, along with one by Gomez and one by San Diego-based artist and educator Louis Hock, also curated by Noriega, will be on view each day of the fair. Having developed an international reputation for groundbreaking Chicano and Latino art exhibitions, the CSRC was invited to participate in the fair alongside Los Angeles’s most prestigious museums. Works by both Ortiz and Gomez will be included in the upcoming exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing, co-curated by Noriega, Pilar Tompkins Rivas, and Mari Carmen Ramirez. Home opens at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in June 2017 and will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in November 2017. For more information, visit