I wrote a thing for the Financial Times: a story about two subtly political LA curators and the radical Chicano “outsider” art they’ve brought to museums.
Not all of the artists in Frieze Projects have roots in Latin America, and not all are based in Los Angeles; Gonzalez and Tompkins Rivas are not ones to limit themselves to boxes. Searching further afield, they looked to tie LA-based narratives to universal conversations, questions of place, identity, community, and representation. These subtexts are embedded not only in the works that the two have shown, but in the work they do themselves. Activism comes in many forms, and curating is certainly one of them.