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'Art Shack'-ing Up

Juxtapoz // Monday, 13 Sep 2010

“The coastline, which was dotted with surf huts and board-and-batten houses in the 1940s, has long given way to million-dollar mansions and ‘second homes’ that spoiled, towheaded children get to trash with keggers.


“Yet, according to the United Nations, up to 1 billion of the world’s population lives in shacks or shelters in various stages of disrepair and made from the cheapest of salvaged materials. These slums and settlements are unavoidable reminders of poverty and the devastating perils faced by the lowest social classes, and curator Greg Escalante has brought them here—well, some of them.


“For Art Shack at the Laguna Art Musuem, Escalante includes a wide variety of dwellings, some that mimic less-oppressive and happy habitats and some that use the shack concept to house both poignant social comments and wily pop-culture fantasies.


Read Davies’ full review at


See our opening night re-cap and more images of the shacks over here.


Art Shack at the Laguna Art Museum


On view through October 3rd, 2010




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