CA: Exhibition “Shaping the Past” at Goethe-Institut Los Angeles until February 28, 2022

The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles is proud to present the poster exhibit “Shaping the Past” in its new location in Echo Park.

“Shaping the Past” builds connections and showcases patterns that constitute a transnational memory culture at work to address systemic racism and sexism, social and economic exclusion, and legacies of colonial and state violence. Featuring works by artists, activists, and collectives from North America and Germany — all part of the Monument Lab Fellows Program — this exhibition broadens understandings and illuminates ongoing memory interventions that reimagine civil society. The spotlighted projects offer innovative and reparative models that highlight creative changemakers who are actively shaping the past and our paths forward.

Part of a titular project begun in 2019, Shaping the Past will be presented in Los Angeles from January 10th – February 28th, 2022, where posters highlighting the works of artists Sergio Beltrán-GarcíaZyahna BryantThalia Fernández BustamanteUlf AmindeTomie AraiKanyinsola AnifowosheArielle Julia BrownCheyenne Concepcion, and Joel Garcia will be on view along with No Longer Untold, by Joel Garcia.

Joel Garcia’s No Longer Untold is an invitation to weave our stories together. This altar serves as a portal to connect Shaping the Past, an exhibition of work by international fellows, to the local work around memory, memory justice, monuments and land return. You can contribute to this altar during the run of this exhibition.

Shaping the Past can be viewed at the following times:

During Office Hours: January 10th, 2021 – February 28th, 2022
Monday–Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Admission is free. Face covering/masks required for all visitors.
Please bring one of the following documents required for admittance: Proof of Vaccination OR Proof of a Negative COVID Test performed within 72 hours of your visit.

Shaping the Past is produced in partnership with the Goethe-Institut,
Monument Lab, and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education).


More information about other upcoming events at the Goethe-Insitut Los Angeles can be found here ->