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John Jota Leaños uses new media to engage in diverse cultural arenas through what he calls "strategic revealing, tactical disruption, and symbolic wagon burning."
His practice includes a range of media arts—animation, film, public art, installation, and performance—that focuses on the convergence of the politics of history, memory, social space, and decolonization. Leaños’ digital animation Destinies Manifest is featured in Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place.
A Guggenheim Fellow, Leaños’ animations have been featured at the Whitney Biennial and numerous film festivals.
Doors open at 5:30 pm.
Individual lecture tickets: Free for DAMC members and students with valid ID (must be presented the night of the lecture), $8 for DAM volunteers, $12 artists, $15 DAM members, $18 nonmembers
Series tickets (six lectures): $48 artists, $60 DAM members, $72 nonmembers
The 2017 Winter/Spring Logan Lecture Series: Activated Frontiers includes:
- John Jota Leaños - January 11
- Melanie Smith - January 25
- 100th Logan Lecture: Mark Bradford - date TBA
- Mi Tierra, Here & There – April 19
- Ana Teresa Fernández - May 3
- Intersection of Art/Design/Fashion - May 24
ACTIVATED FRONTIERS: Challenging the conventional boundaries of place, relationships, and history, these contemporary artists question the familiar and activate new frontiers through disruption and new structures.
This series is sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan in affiliation with DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group.
Image: John Jota Leaños, Frontera, 2014. Video animation, 20 min.