Exhibition Shaping the Past: Exhibition

Visual Shaping the Past © Studio Aorta

Sat, 12/04/2021 -
Mon, 02/28/2022

Goethe-Institut LA Project Space

We are excited to present the poster exhibition Shaping the Past

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-García, Zyahna 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).