Juan Capistrán at Various Small Fires

Play Dead is Juan Capistrán’s first exhibition at Various Small Fires. His practice questions the status quo, ideas of freedom, and the power dynamics of current socio-political systems.

I wanna be your dog is a social sculpture in which the viewers are invited to crawl on their knees to fit into a caged space, if they so choose. They stand in the center and put their head in the collar, and they are restrained on spectacle. At its core, the work addresses the politics of the governed body and the spectacle of power.

Play Dead
May 7 – July 3, 2020
Los Angeles, US