Gala Porras-Kim

Q’s- Proposal for a Sign Addition to Q’s Nightclub


Los Angeles, CA

Gala Porras-Kim investigates institutional and linguistic frameworks that define, legitimize and preserve cultural heritage. Considering how oral traditions or archaeological remains of Mesoamerica are represented and exhibited, the artist underscores history’s methodological and ideological tools to analyze and ultimately control narratives and access to knowledge. Porras-Kim’s work questions the ethical principles of museological conservation while also functioning as an invitation to imagine stories and invest new meanings to artifacts displayed inside museum vitrines or assembled in its storages.

Photograph by Job Piston
Photograph by Job Piston


Orange Barrel Media

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