Mayra Mundo

AQUARIUM NOW is a playful intervention of the ‘white cube’ gallery, an attempt to re-organize the institutional gallery as a seized platform for showcasing existing peripheral cultural production in Los Angeles. The project will center on the construction of a pavilion, an architectural venue that will be utilized as a space for ‘social encounter’ through a curated set of performances- including BOZO and guest artists operating outside institutional frameworks. The pavilion, assembled with an anamorphic surface, attempts to intervene and redistribute space within the gallery, with a structure that mimics “the white box” but also obscures and enforces a sense of captivity among guest artists. In AQUARIUM NOW peripheral identities become one of magnification, dissection, ultimately domestication and consumption are managed through the spectacle of captivity.