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Artnews: Judith F. Baca’s Iconic ‘Great Wall’ Mural Gets an Update

Posted on February 25, 2021

Judith F. Baca’s Iconic Great Wall mural gets an update; thanks to a grant from the Mellon Foundation. A Study of this mural is included in ICI’s traveling exhibition, Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

“Judith F. Baca’s The History of California, better known as the Great Wall of Los Angeles, is an epic mural cycle that envisions history from the perspective of Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian people, who have historically been pushed to the margins of mainstream versions of L.A. history centering white politicians, activists, and more. In the work, Baca highlights the important—and painful—moments to which these communities have bore witness over the centuries. But the work has never charted the recent past—its focus has cut off at the 1950s since 1983, when the mural was completed.”

Click here to read the entire article by Maximilíano Durón.

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