My work has been ignored a lot in Los Angeles… and the men here have been pretty profoundly unable to see women as their peers. That’s been the struggle of my whole life as a Chicana and activist and feminist. It’s created a devil-may-care attitude for me. I had to just perceive what I was doing as significant for myself and my community and move ahead with willfulness and belief, buoyed by the community people I worked with—not by the arts. — Judy Baca*
On the occasion of the Getty Center exhibition JUDY BACA—HITTING THE WALL, join the artist in conversation with curator Julian Brooks for a discussion about Baca’s preparatory process, the realized work, and its ongoing preservation.
See link below for details.
Sunday, June 12, at 4 pm
1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles
Also available online
*Sam Levin, “Judy Baca,” The Guardian, January 22, 2022, online.
Judy Baca, from top: Site-Study Proposal for Hitting the Wall: Women in the Marathon, 1984, colored pencil on paper; Sketch for Hitting the Wall: Women in the Marathon, 1983–84, marker and pen on paper; Sketch for Hitting the Wall: Women in the Marathon, 1983–84, pencil on tracing paper; Sketch for Hitting the Wall: Women in the Marathon, 1983–84, graphite and colored pencil on paper. Images © Judy Baca, courtesy of the artist and the SPARC Archives.