This Machine Kills Fascists or Labor Sets You Free (Love is the Message), 2010; Mixed media installation with sound; 144 x 120 x 120 in.
Juan Capistran's uncomfortable encounter with a museum patron highlights the good and bad of doing unconventional art. He spoke with KPCC's John Rabe.
From the OCMA bio:
Juan Capistran lives and works in Los Angeles. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Capistran crossed into the United States at the age of 3. He attended Otis College of Art and Design for undergraduate work (BFA 1999) and the University of California at Irvine for graduate work (MFA 2002). He was awarded a California Community Foundation fellowship for visual arts in 2009. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including The Bronx Museum, Bronx ,NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Cam Contemporaneo, Guadalajara; and Kurimanzutto, Mexico City.