The Unconfirmed Makeshift Museum (UMM) is a flexible artist-run space with a playful utopian sensibility, conceived as a cultural intervention in Irvine, CA by Mariángeles Soto-Díaz. For this multidimensional project, UMM was transposed to Klowden Mann, and is set up as an installation using items from a suburban living room. The exhibition contains work from UMM’s impermanent collection, including art generated through social practice events, and also features events created by diverse LA-based artists.
This exhibition relates to the Hammer Museum’s Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, REDCAT’s Palabras Ajenas (The Words of Others), LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and California Historical Society’s ¡Murales Rebeldes!: Contested Chicana/o Public Art, and Laguna Art Museum’s Mexico/LA: History into Art, 1820–1930.