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Interview with the artist Wilhelm Sasnal at Fondation Beyeler

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Interview with the artist Wilhelm Sasnal on the occasion of the exhibition «Collection Beyeler / Remix» (June 10 – September 3, 2017) at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Basel, Switzerland). Interview: Mirjam Baitsch. Fondation Beyeler, Riehen (Switzerland), June 14, 2017. Video by Enrico

"Playing With Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz" at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

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"You know, there is, Aztlan is a fictitious [mythical] place. But we're saying it exists everywhere. You can just drive to Venice and you'll see murals as much as you'll see on the east side. So, to me, that was a very uncalled-for way of looking at the murals. The review for that show also never once criticized or analyzed the murals. It was mostly the social phenomenon of having eastside kids and eastside young people over in the west side in some restaurant. There happens to be a restaurant in the museum, yes. There's also one at the Museum of Modern Art and one at the Metropolitan."  

Interview with Carlos Almaraz
Conducted by Margarita Nieto
At the Archives of American Art Southern California Research Center in Los Angeles, CA
February 6, 13, & 20 and July 31, 1986; and January 29, 1987


"Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz" features 65 works, including mostly paintings and several drawings from the artist’s studio practice. Almaraz w…