PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

Listos (Inmigrantes)

PAST EVENT

Public Speaking

Listos (Inmigrantes)

Details

October 9–November 9, 2006

Public Speaking

6150 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA

Artwork by

Ignasi Aballi

Description

For his project Listos(Inmigrantes), artist Ignasi Aballi manipulated selected cuttings from Spanish newspapers collected between 2001-2006.

Ignasi Aballi is an artist who lives in Barcelona, Spain. Since 1998 he has been assembling lists based on daily cuttings from the newspaper. From these cuttings he organizes different groups creating an extensive series of lists on different themes: persons, dead persons, wounded persons, disappeared, immigrants, money, time, drugs and ideologies.

Public Speaking was a series of artists’ billboards that appeared over the course of three years—2004, 2005, and 2006.  Works were selected for this temporary exhibition to spark curiosity, conversation, and debate. The 2006 series took the legacy of unlawful global prisoner detainment as its premise. Torture is wrong, immigrants are here, someday we’re all going to die.