Miami-Dutch: Traffic in the Square
November 4—December 9, 2017 | Club Pro Los Angeles
Miami-Dutch is a collaborative of artists that formed in 2010 in Chicago, and has since spread to New York and Los Angeles. In Traffic in the Square at Club Pro Los Angeles, the artists address the issues surrounding borders, access and belonging in a series of sculptural installations consisting of gates suspended from the ceiling and covered in found objects in a way that resembles memorial sites and historical barriers. These barriers remind us of how vulnerable to change that facts and limitations are. But hope is found in A Peace Conference in the Desert; a sculpture that combines two swords at the points, creating a nonviolent weapon that can only be activated with the participation of two people—a truce from both sides of the conflict, presumably.