Asco Student Blog
Call Out to High School Students: We Want to Hear from You!
As an educator at WCMA, I can’t wait to talk with students about our new exhibition, Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987. Asco began as a tight-knit core group of four artists who all attended the same high school in East Los Angeles. They began working collaboratively in the late 1960s and early 1970s to create artwork to protest how they, as Chicanos, felt invisible, without representation and voice. Their performances, conceptual artworks, public art, and multimedia projects addressed sociopolitical issues of importance to them, with the goal of prompting greater awareness and action.
So, in the spirit of Asco: high school students—we would love to hear from you! Consider this blog a forum where you can voice your ideas and concerns about social and cultural matters that are important to you.
- Are there topics in your school, local community, or society at large that concern you?
- Would you like to bring attention to something that seems to go unrecognized or unaddressed?
- Are there aspects of your own cultural, racial, or social background that are underrepresented by the media or in other ways?
- What would you like to say about these topics?
- Are there ways that the arts can help you to further express your ideas and concerns?
To share your thoughts, fill out the “Leave a Reply” form below. Place your thoughts in the “comment” box. We look forward to hearing from you!