Defiant Chronicles


Defiant Chronicles is the second exhibition organized by MOLAA for The Collaborative, the Museum’s new satellite space located in downtown Long Beach. The exhibition focuses on representing current strategies for artistic production derived and influenced by urban and street art including graffiti, stencil and stickers. The exhibition is comprised of two multi-mixed media installations by artists aka Acamonchi from Tijuana, Mexico and Los Angeles-based artist aka, Perl from the graffiti female collective FDS (From the Streets).

Perl researches and documents any kind of historical buildings, streets, neighborhoods, old signs, landmarks, alleys or abandoned buildings for her artistic practice. She uses the research to develop blog posts, photos, walking tours, among other forms of cultural production. On the other hand, Acamonchi was heavily influenced by images in old magazines, fanzines and the skateboard-punk countercultures; his work mostly addresses gender issues including a critical view of the notion of the ideal woman commonly promoted by the media.

Defiant Chronicles is co-curated by MOLAA Curator Idurre Alonso and Slanguage Founders Mario Ybarra Jr. and Karla Diaz. The opening at The Collaborative is on Saturday, April 30 at 7:00pm.

The Collaborative is located at
421 W. Broadway Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
Hours: 11:00am – 5:00pm, Wed. – Sun.

Image Credit:
Acamonchi, Defiant Chronicles, 2011, spray paint and stencil


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