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How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney | until 14 January 2018

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Schindler House, 835 N Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA 90069

This Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition of over 150 works by 48 Latin American artists investigates and challenges nearly 100 years of cultural influence between Latin America and Disney.

Spanning painting, photography, graphic work, drawing, sculpture, video, documents and the critical responses generated, the joint exhibition explores the idea that there are no clean boundaries between art, culture and geography, and deconstructs how such notions are formed and disputed.

The exhibition’s curators, filmmaker/writer Jesse Lerner and artist Rubén Ortiz-Torres, thoroughly examined Disney’s long engagement with Latin American culture. They intend to show that Disney cannot be seen as something to be simply exported to the rest of the Americas and passively received. Like any other cultural force or mythology in Latin America, Disney imagery has always been quickly reinterpreted, assimilated, adapted, cannibalised, syncretised and subverted by artists.

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