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CoCA and La Sala Present Programming in Seattle for (Where)Do We Belong?

CoCA and La Sala Present Programming this November for (Where)Do We Belong?

This November, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) and La Sala announce new events for the exhibition,​ (Where) Do We Belong?

The public is invited to join CoCA and La Sala at the First Thursday Art Walk for a performance by Milvia Berenice Pacheco ​Salvatierra. ​Pacheco ​is an Afro Latina artist, born in Caracas, Venezuela, where she trained in dance and theater. Her art is inspired by early traumatic experiences and she has devoted her life to reaching liberation through art and movement as a contemporary dancer, choreographer, performer,bodyworker,mother and community organizer.​Marías,​ is a​ work-in-progress dance and poetry performance inspired and created by Pacheco during the recent staged reading of the book, ​Killing Marías​, written by Washington State’s Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna.Recorded music by Trio Guadalevin will accompany the piece. Drawing on Mexican Son Jarocho and Huasteco, melodies sung in Zapotec, Spanish xácaras, Italian ciaccona, Andalusian song,

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CoCA Reflects on America, A Place Many Immigrants Call Home

Judy Shintani Pledge Allegiance Tule Lake Incarceration barrack wood, vintage barbed wire 48" x 24" x 12"

(Where) Do We Belong?​ Reflects on America, A Place Many Immigrants Call Home

Jake PrendezTwo DreamersOil on canvas 36″ x 24″ x 1″

From October 4 through November 17, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) will present the group show, ​(Where) Do We Belong?​. This exhibit ​shares the realities and challenges surrounding immigration and includes artworks that are a response to Trump’s “Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policies”—amplifying diverse artistic voices with direct experience.

A wide range of media including installation and textile to video and paintings will present artworks from Humaira Abid, Hawo Ali, Tatiana Garmendia, Hiba Jameel, Rohena Alam Khan, Jake Prendez, ​Marcia Santos, and Judy Shintani.

Humaira AbidTogether But Not Together: Mother and ChildCarved Mahogany and Pine wood 18″ x 11″ x 2.5″

Not only are family separations consistent, but xenophobia, racism, and bigotry have been constant, taking different forms in the lapse of America’s history. The

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Gary Hill at CoCA, Seattle, July 26 – September 29

Gary Hill: Linguistic Spill ([un]contained) at CoCA Seattle

Gary Hill: Linguistic Spill ([un]contained) at CoCA Seattle Exhibition

dates: July 26 – September 29, 2018

Opening Reception to Public: Aug. 2, 6-9pm

Pioneer Square Artwalk: Sept. 6, 6-9pm

Located at CoCA in Pioneer Square: 114 Third Ave S., Seattle, WA 98104

Public gallery hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

cocaseattle.org/exhibitions/gary-hill-linguistic-spill

Gary Hill presents Linguistic Spill ([un]contained) at CoCA July through September SEATTLE, WA (June 29, 2018) – From July 26 – September 29, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents globally renowned artist Gary Hill’s latest improvisation with “old growth” technologies in Linguistic Spill ([un]contained).

“Spilling” from his current installation in the Boiler Hall at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon, Portugal, Hill will create a unique visceral experience of light and sound that envelops CoCA’s gallery space. Via a pile of video projectors in the darkened gallery space, reverberating electronic sounds are

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CoCA Presents a Slice of  Four Decades of Seattle’s Art History

Center on Contemporary Art Presents a Slice of Four Decades of Seattle’s Art History in the CoCA Digital Archives www.cocaarchives.weebly.com

SEATTLE January 16, 2018 – Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) is delighted to introduce the CoCA Digital Archives (CDA), the public portal to the history of one of the Pacific Northwest’s longest-running and most colorful arts organizations. The CDA presents over 30 exhibitions curated from the CoCA Archives Project, the physical collection of materials spanning the organization’s four-decade history. Featured exhibits include James Turrell’s inaugural 1982 “Four Lights Installation,” the infamous 1990 Survival Research Laboratories performance, and the ground-breaking 2013 “Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe: Flameworking on the Brink of Legalization.”

Boxes of postcards, videotapes, documents and ephemera were rediscovered in 2013 when the Henry Art Gallery approached CoCA for information for Turrell’s retrospective. In 2015, with grant funding from

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ARTifACTs We Almost Didn’t Make It January 2018 Exhibition at CoCA in Seattle

CoCA January 2018 exhibit ARTifACTs We Almost Didn't Make It featured image of a doormat with text: When Will this Nightmare Be Over?

ARTifACTs: We Almost Didn’t Make It addresses fears, despair and grief surrounding climate change, and other ecocide assaults on the psyche of humanity

From January 20 to February 24, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) will feature the activist art collective ARTifACTs with the interactive and generative gallery installation, We Almost Didn’t Make It. The exhibit focuses on the outcome of our choices in a time where the effects of our participation in the destruction of our planet seems so short-sighted. In a game-like installation, visitors will be presented with work tables covered with “ingredients” and “recipes” that make an artifact which represents aspects of our current world that may not exist in the next 150 years. Each participant will place a commitment to an action into that artifact that will help future generations not only exist, but thrive.

 

The lead artist on

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Spontaneous Combustion at CoCA

logo image for the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, Washington

Beginning September 7, the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) will present Spontaneous Combustion, an explosion of two performative installations simultaneously critiquing power and elitism found in the contemporary (art) world. Made up of two groups of multidisciplinary artists, this exhibition explores power dynamics through performative research, institutional intervention, and an overload of sensory experiences.

Eastern Washington artists and educators, Peter Christenson and Phillip Mudd, collaborate on their project “Juried Performance,” an ongoing inquiry into the symbols, processes, and systems associated with institutionalized power and the hegemonic elite. Revolving primarily around a collection of recorded parasuicidal rituals that occurred in front of an absentee jury, the project analogizes the “juried art competition” to today’s sociopolitical climate. Videos of these performances were then mailed to nine well-known contemporary art institutions, essentially forcing review of the uncommissioned performances. The artists will perform during Pioneer Square’s artwalk.

For more information: http://www.juriedperformance.com

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Yenom Wen at Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA)

Yenom Wen at Center on contemporary art, Seatlle WA

Yenom Wen explores consumerism and backward valuation systems coexisting in an atmosphere of economic disparities and mass homelessness

SEATTLE June 30, 2017 – On Thursday, August 3, 2017 C enter on Contemporary Art (CoCA) presents Yenom Wen featuring work from the Pacific Northwest artist collective, New Mystics. As a body politic, the New Mystics is a collection of degenerates from diverse disciplines: sign painting, screen printing, graffiti, performance, photography, dance, jewelry-making, street art, fabrication, tattooing, music production, painting, DJ’s & MC’s, producers and experimental musicians.

Utilizing mirrors and cast-off clothing, the gallery space will force patrons to confront their material relationships. Acid-etched by the artists, mirrors reflect found clothing hung on the opposite wall. Seen through this perspective, the exhibition title, Yenom Wen, reads “New Money,” and reflects not only the seemingly-reversed morals of materialistic consumer culture, but also highlights the ease with which we are blind to problems

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JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders

JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders art exhibition, center on contemporary art, seattle, washington, may 2016

JuarezX: Dragged Across Borders: From May 5 – 28, 2016 CoCA presents “JuárezX, Dragged Across Borders,” co-curated by Joseph C. Roberts and Peter Bill. The exhibit presents work by undocumented immigrants and artists from Juarez, Mexico to explore the intersection of race, class, and migrant status at the US and Mexico border. Simultaneously, the exhibit presents readings and interactive workshops that invite visitors to consider social norms, or borders, created around gender and sexuality. CoCA is proud to present an exhibition and support artists that dissolve boundaries and invite visitors to question borders as places that allow fixed notions of identity to bend, stretch, and even disappear.

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