Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

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Gabriel García Ochoa Monday, 12 February 2018
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Translation can be an art or a craft; seldom simple, it is often unappreciated. We tend to forget that the global community of ceaseless interconnectivity could not exist without translation, or bilingualism. Without translation there is Babel, but with its quiet, endless grinding, translation brings down walls and creates porous cultures that cannot help but influence one another.

The current exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985, ponders this theme. The exhibition features more than 250 items, a combination of crafts, photographs, films, and posters. It explores the dialogue of mutual influence in architecture and design between Mexico and California. There are four main themes: Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Hispanic Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism.

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Gabriel García Ochoa

Gabriel García Ochoa

Gabriel García Ochoa was born in Mexico City. He teaches Spanish, Translation, and Comparative Literature at Monash University. He studied at Harvard University's Institute for World Literature, where his research focused on the works of Jorge Luis Borges. He is currently working on his first novel.

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