Rita Gonzalez is Curator in the Contemporary Art department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she has curated Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement; Asco: Elite of the Obscure (during the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time festival); Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection; and Agnes Varda in Californialand, among other exhibitions and programs. Her essays appear in Still Moving: Between Cinema and Photography (Duke University Press), Recent Pasts: Art in Southern California from 90s to Now (JRP|Ringier Zurich), and California Video: Artists and Histories (Getty Publications).
Artists at Work: Kerry Tribe by Rita Gonzalez
“Oxymoronic” is how Kerry Tribe describes the starting point for The Aphasia Poetry Club (2016), her interview-based, first-person documentary about people who have lost the ability to comprehend language. In Tribe’s three-channel video installation, communication is stunningly reconstituted with excavated words and newly invented images.