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Yoshua Okón: Oracle

Torrance Art Museum

Yoshua Okón, Oracle , video still, 2015. Courtesy of the artist

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This exhibition is a three-channel video installation that explores the social and political contradictions of the ongoing Central American children refugee crisis, immigration and the inadequacies of borders and nationalism.

The Torrance Art Museum will present the 2015 project Yoshua Okón: Oracle , a multi-channel video installation exploring immigration, borders and nationalism. In 2014, Oracle, Arizona was the site of a large-scale protest against the entrance of unaccompanied children from Central America into the United States. Exploring both sides of the conflict, Okón spoke with children as well as members of AZ Border Defenders, the group that orchestrated the protest. The protestors are filmed in stark contrast to the children, who sing about the 1954 US invasion of Guatemala and the involvement of the government with transnational corporations. The title also refers to Oracle Corporation, a company whose first customer was the CIA. The installation questions the adequacy and the relevance of nationalism in this transnational age.

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September 09, 2017 - November 04, 2017


South Bay & Long Beach




Film & Video, Installation



Torrance Art Museum Website


3320 Civic Center Drive
Torrance, CA