Sonic Terrains in Latinx Art is a major exhibition of Latinx sound practices, extending from the early avant-gardism of sound art to new interdisciplinary art forms. The exhibition showcases an intergenerational roster of 30 artists and collectives who utilize sound in diverse and varied outputs, including visual art, performance, spoken word, music, pirate radio, public protest, and social practice. Works within the exhibition examine the medium and structure of diverse sonic forms, as well as address the role of sound in processes of racialization, resistance, identity formation, cultural belonging, and collective healing. Taken together, these artists and artworks underscore the function and malleability of sound as an instrument for creative expression and political intervention.
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Joel Wachs, President