Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement, the first comprehensive consideration of Chicano art in two decades, will open at the Phoenix Art Museum on July 12. It explores the work of a young generation of artists working today after the initial social struggles of the Chicano movement, a larger political and cultural movement that in the late 1960s and early 1970s began campaigning for justice and equality for Americans of Mexican and Latin American heritage.

This exhibition explores the current experimental tendencies of this younger generation of American artists with cultural ties to Mexico and Latin America. The art works are oriented less toward traditional media of painting or sculpture and declarative polemical assertion than toward conceptual art, performance, media-based art, and “stealthy” artistic interventions in urban spaces.

Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and traveling to five museums in the United States and Mexico, the exhibition includes 120 works by 32 artists in all media: painting and sculpture as well as installation, video, performance, and mixed-media works using film, digital, and sound. A partial list of artists includes the seminal LA-based Chicano art collective Asco; conceptual artist Ruben Ochoa, sculptor Margarita Cabera; photographer Christina Fernandez; performance artist Mario Ybarra Jr.; and Nicola López, who creates dramatic drawing and sculptural installations. The exhibit closes on September 21.

The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave.

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