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Rafael Esparza: cumbre: look as far as you can see in every direction—north and south, east and west

Rafa Esparza with Sebastian Hernandez, No Water Under the Bridge, 2014, site-specific performance, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, courtesy of the artist, photo by Jesus Figueroa

Rafa Esparza: cumbre: look as far as you can see in every direction—north and south, east and west

Performance

​This newly commissioned work by Rafa Esparza is an ambitious, three-part performance at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Esparza’s point of departure is a meditation on bridges and bodies of water as sites of connection and healing, division and risk. The artist’s performance responds to personal, familial histories of immigration into the United States and the deeply complex history of downtown Los Angeles. Esparza will be joined by artist Sebastian Hernandez for a special collaboration in the final segment of the afternoon’s performances.

Presented as part of the Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA, organized by REDCAT with grants from the Getty Foundation.