Arts & Theatre

Craft Contemporary presents: Linda Sibio – Economics of Suffering, Part IV

Economics of Suffering
$9 / Free for members    |  Oct 1 - Jan 7, 2023 - 2024  |  11:00AM - 5:00PM

Linda Sibio’s Economics of Suffering is a four-part interdisciplinary project that combines intensely intricate drawings, performance, and installation to explore devastating effects and emotional scarring caused by the ongoing worldwide financial crisis that peaked in the period from 2007-2010 and continues to affect 99 percent of the population.

On October 1, join Craft Contemporary for a full day opening celebration of three very special exhibitions: Colombian American artist Carolyn Castaño’s Cumanday: Beautiful Mountain; Margaret Griffith’s site-specific installation, Margaret Griffith: Chirk, based on the gates in front of the late 13th century medieval fortress Chirk Castle; and Sibio’s Economics of Suffering: Part IV. The day will be highlighted by floral crown making, a Cali salsa dance lesson, Latinx DJ, Elenora, exclusive exhibition merchandise, yummy bites by Sus Arepas, an adults-only bar, and of course, the galleries to explore. Guests of all ages are invited. Full details can be found on Craft Contemporary’s site:

In partnership with Sonido del Colibrí, Bridging Latin American traditional musicians and U.S. artist communities through performances, educational and cultural exchanges.

Gallery Walkthrough: Economics of Suffering, Part IV
Sun., Oct. 29, 11:30am – 1:00pm | Free
Join a public walkthrough with exhibiting artist Linda Sibio and guest curator Holly Jerger. Delve deeper into this interdisciplinary exhibition that combines intensely intricate drawings, performance, and installation to explore the devastating effects caused by the ongoing worldwide financial and mental health crises.

Gallery Performance: Linda Sibio Wall Street Guillotine
Sun., Jan. 7, 2024, 3pm | Free
Artist Linda Sibio premiers her solo performance piece Wall Street Guillotine. This special performance will further investigate themes in her solo exhibition Economics of Suffering, Part IV, drawing parallels between forms of torture from the Middle Ages and Holy Wars with our current wealth disparity.

General Info
Ticket price: $9 for adults; $7 for students, teachers, seniors; Free for Craft Contemporary members. FREE every Sunday.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Craft Contemporary
5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-4230

Image credit: Linda Sibio "Bus Boy" detail. 2019-2020. Gouache on Arches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Steve Lester