I am LA: Exquisite Corpse Drawings

TAM is proud to host South Bay Art Collective, Slanguage. They will facilitate an exquisite corpse, collaborative drawing workshop with youth and their families coming to the Torrance Art Museum. The participants will be asked to respond to the Exhibition currently on view “I want to live in Los Angeles/Not the One in Los Angeles” and will be asked to redefine the negative, stereotypical images they personally deal with about being from Los Angeles.

The art collective Slanguage, is a studio-artist-run space that grew organically from an active studio to a public-engagement-sculptural space, interfacing with community, national and international artists, and youth. Founded in 2012, in Wilmington, the heart of the port of Los Angeles, Slanguage opened its doors to the public, leading teen workshops, hosting art exhibitions, and leading music and performance events. It’s residency SlangA.I.R. has been a catalyst for interfacing with young emerging artists, youth, teaching artists and the community. Co-founders Mario Ybarra Jr and Karla Diaz have been in the forefront of many pilot events, exhibitions and programs in diverse cities, museums, and art galleries all over the world. Their work has been presented in different art institutions, such as the ICA Boston, Whitney Museum, LACMA, MOCA, the TaTe Modern in London, Chicago Hyde Park Center, and participated in ARCO Fair in Madrid Spain, COLAB in Los Angeles, and were part of the first Made in LA biennial.