Transportapueblos: The Resilientes
ALFREDO "LIBRE" GUTIÉRREZ
November 9, 2019–January 26, 2020
Construction: November 9–22, 2019
The Museum of Social Justice is honored to partner with Now Art and El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument to present Transportaoueblos: The Resilientes. In response to Visualizing the People’s History, artist Alfredo "Libre" Gutiérrez will construct a sculpture for display at the Museum of Social Justice. Libre is known for his Transportapueblos series, sculptures of wood and metal in the shape of coyotes along the route that Central American migrants travel through Mexico. Visitors to El Pueblo can watch the artist at work outside on the plaza for two weeks during November. The sculpture will reflect Libre’s response to the current immigration crisis and the resilience of Central Americans who have claimed Los Angeles as their home.
This project is supported, in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
Videos courtesy of Alfredo "Libre" Gutriérrez and Now Art LA.