Currently on view, through March 7, 2010, is the multi-venue Los Angeles exhibition, An Idea Called Tomorrow. Showing concurrently at both the Skirball Cultural Center and at the California African American Museum (CAAM), the exhibition features the work of fifteen contemporary artists who “imagine what a civil future looks like,” according to the press release, as the show seeks to inspire visitors to “reflect upon the active role we must all play in bringing about a more just, equitable, and peaceful future.” In An Idea Called Tomorrow, artists such as Castillo (her work, Tomorrow Brings… is pictured above), Graham Goddard, Yong Soon Min and Kim Abeles present work that addresses a broad range of social justice and environmental issues. Goddard’s sculpture installation, Paradigm (2009), was “designed to investigate its surrounding environment as an object consisting of a process of ongoing relationships between man and nature” and will be installed by the artist at several locations, beyond the Skirball , in an ongoing effort to continue this dialog as it sits on view in areas that are “at risk and affected by pollution, such as mountains, deserts and watersheds.”
An Idea Called Tomorrow was co-conceived by CAAM’s Visual Arts Curator, Michele Lee, with support from Erin Clancey, Associate Curator at the Skirball Cultural Center. On view at CAAM are works by artists Abdelali Dahrouch, John Outterbridge, Dominique Moody, Joyce Dallal, Charles Dickson, John Halaka, Graham Goddard, Yong Soon Min, Sonia BasSheva Manjon, Ingrid von Sydow, and Betty Nobue Kano. On view at the Skirball Cultural Center are works by artists Kim Abeles, Castillo, Graham Goddard, Dominique Moody, and Kwahuumba & Karen Seneferu.