Vincent Price Art Museum

Fund: $50,000

The Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) presents Sonidx: Audio Culture in Latinx Art, an exhibition that highlights sound-based works by Latinx artists, from the early avant-gardism of experimental sound art to new interdisciplinary practices. The exhibition includes seminal, pioneering artists addressing sound as an aesthetic genre, as well as an emerging generation of practitioners whose works range from soundscapes and installations to performances, videos, and multimedia projects, all exploring the presence of a sonic imaginary within an artistic vocabulary. Works within the exhibition span inquiries into the medium and structure of diverse sonic forms, as well as projects that address the role of sound in processes of resistance, racialization, and sound as a reflection of environment. Invited artists include Carlos Amorales, Greg Barrios, Tania Candiani, Cog•nate Collective, Beatriz Cortez, Carmina Escobar, Gary Garay, María Elena Gonzalez, Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara, Martine Gutierrez, Pablo Helguera, Los Jaichackers (Julio César Morales and Eamon Ore-Girón), Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Guadalupe Maravilla, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Pauline Oliveros, Gala Porras-Kim, Postcommodity, Josh Rios, Anthony Romero, San Cha, Luz Maria Sanchez, Penelope Uribe-Abee, Gerardo Velasquez, Dorian Wood, and others. A catalogue will be published by VPAM and will include illustrations of works within the exhibition and representative images of the artists’ practice. The catalogue aims to produce new scholarship relative to the field of Latinx art history and to locate Latinx art within avant-garde, sound-based, and experimental genres.