(Project Space) Yoshua Okón: Octopus

PUBLIC HOURS 
Friday – Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.
First and Third Fridays, 4 – 9 p.m. 

ABOUT YOSHUA OKÓN: OCTOPUS
Produced in 2011, while Okón was an artist-in-residence at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Octopus is a video installation depicting a reenactment of the Guatemalan Civil War at the parking lot of a Home Depot in Los Angeles, staged by day laborers that are ex-guerillas who fought in the war. The sequel to Octopus, titled Oracle, was commissioned by the ASU Art Museum and presented at the museum in Summer 2015.

ABOUT THE PROJECT SPACE
ASU Art Museum’s Project Space at the International Artist Residency Program in downtown Phoenix offers a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to develop and experiment with new bodies of work in all media and to share their process and ideas with our communities over an extended period of time. Artists selected for the residencies have a multi-disciplinary practice and an interest in collaborative projects in order to explore forms of engagement. 
The Project Space is not a traditional exhibition venue but a laboratory for socially-based art practice. Public access to the space, collaborating partners and residency duration shift with each project. The curator and residency staff establish these parameters with the artist(s).

Location: 
ASU Art Museum, Tempe campus
Price: 
Free