Collective exhibition, until September 22nd 2012.

The collective exhibition You are breathing in it! Alternative Art Practices explores the latest practices and tendencies of the contemporary art in several geographical locations: Riverside, Los Angeles, San Jose and Chicago in the USA; Tijuana in Mexico and San Juan in Puerto Rico.

Thanks to installations, photographs, drawings, sculptures and videos, the exhibition aims at showing that the artist studio is not the only place of artistic production. The exhibition curator Karla Diaz chose artists who turned streets, the public space, apartments, stores, nightclubs or other places into their place of creation. The artist studio is sometimes a closed space forbidding interactions… On the contrary the artists who are exhibited here seek a greater reactivity and implication on the part of the community where they place their art. Art needs meetings, conversations and exchanges to extend.

Radamés 'Juni' Figueroa, Installation View © Riverside Art Museum
Radamés ‘Juni’ Figueroa, Installation View © Riverside Art Museum

So as to achieve its goals the project You are breathing in it! Alternative Art Practices includes a wide program of activities: discussions with the Puerto Rican artist Christopher Rivera (on September 18th at 9 p.m.), a projection of a movie about the work of the Tijuana artistic collective Bulbo, followed by a discussion with the artists…


Participating artists : Bulbo, Juan Angel Chavez, Radamés ‘Juni’ Figueroa (Porto Rico), Cynthia Herrera, Evelyn Serrano & le NOMAD Lab, Ari Kletzky, Juan Luna-Avin, Elana Mann, Mobile Mural Lab and Angelica Muro.


Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California, USA.

Exhibition on view from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m., from July 14th to September 22nd 2012.

Adults $5, students and seniors $3 and free for children.


Headline picture’s credits: Exhibition’s poster © Riverside Art Museum