This event brings together an interdisciplinary and multinational group of scholars, artists, and activists to generate dialogue on the impact of capitalist globalization on diverse spaces and peoples and the transformative futures envisioned from these spaces.
A workshop, led by directors of Global South centers, will be dedicated to the discussion of program building, curriculum, and the advancement of the field of Global South Studies.
This event is funded through the Center for Global Innovation and Inquiry, Page-Barbour Workshops, Alderman Library, Americas Center, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures, Mcintire Department of Art, Department of Anthropology, and the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Gráfica América presents works by artists representing print shops, publishing houses, and artist collectives from throughout the United States, México, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The exhibition celebrates the collaborative spirit of printmaking through historical prints and publications as well as contemporary traditional and experimental works made in collective studios and workshops established by Latin American and Latinx printmakers.
Gráfica América, is organized by the Museum of Latin American Art and is curated by Gabriela Martínez, MOLAA Curator of Education and Rogelio Gutiérrez, Professor of Printmaking at Arizona State University – School of Art.
Royal Chicano Air Force Celebrating 49 years of serving community
Xicanx Futurity focuses on the work of five Xicana artists: Celia Herrera Rodriguez, Felicia Montes, Gina Aparicio, Gilda Posada, and Melanie Cervantes. These artists engage in an intergenerational dialogue that centers Indigenous forms of communal and hemispheric ceremony, rooted in sacred relations. Collectively, their respective artistic practices inform an emerging conceptual and aesthetic decolonial social practice within Chicana/o/x Art.
Guest Curators: Carlos Jackson, Associate Professor & Chair, Chicanx Studies, UC Davis, Maria Esther Fernandez, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art and Susy Zepeda, Assistant Professor Chicanx Studies, UC Davis
One of the great myths about such important social developments as the Chicano movement is that they are progressive on all fronts. However, many Chicanas, especially Chicana artists, have been excluded. This exhibition focuses solely on Chicana artists, many of whom have had to fight to make their voices heard. The artworks in this exhibition, all generous gifts of Harriett and Ricardo Romo, include works by Judy Baca, Melanie Cervantes, Patssi Valdez, Barbara Carrasco, Ester Hernandez, Alma Lopez, and others.
Comida es Medicina considers the topic of food justice from Latinx, Chicanx, Central American, indigenous, and immigrant perspectives. This group exhibition contests white supremacy by uplifting the knowledge, traditions, and practices of immigrant and indigenous members of our communities in relation to food, ancestral knowledge, and respect for Mother Earth.
The exhibition consists of a wide variety of artistic forms, including paintings, screenprints, videos, zines, sculptures, installation, and mixed media. The exhibition will extend to Galería’s Digital Mural Project, Galería, and Studio 24.
The selected works demonstrate the diverse ways that contemporary Latinx artists uplift indigenous and immigrant food knowledge, while also providing a powerful critique of the exploitation embedded in the current foods systems. Several of the pieces provide a pointed critique of the greedy underside of agribusiness, gentrification, appropriation, and the genetic modification of our sacred corn. Taken as a whole, the pieces in the show powerfully represent the multiple ways our communities are creating bold visions of food justice, decolonization, and community healing.
The works exhibited in Studio 24 are interactive pieces produced by artists from various immigrant communities. This art encourages the viewer to draw connections between their own food memories and other communities’ experiences of longing, belonging, and exclusion.
This exhibition is co-curated by Suzy González and Luz Calvo, with support from the Galería staff. Comida es Medicina is supported in part by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, and the Surdna Foundation through a grant from the NALAC Fund for the Arts Grant Program.
Opening reception date: August 11, from 6pm – 9pm!
Image: Maíz by Federico Cuatlacuatl
Come celebrate Frida Kahlo’s 111th birthday by supporting strong women artists & artisans at Frida’s Birthday Tianguis at La Peña!
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
We are located near Ashby Bart!
A “tianguis” is a traditional open air market and comes from the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, which means “market”.
Our event has grown since last year! There will be over 40 vendors selling handmade crafts, art, imported goods from Mexico, Guatemala and beyond, and delicious food stands! This event is indoor and outdoor.
Plus, musical performances by the fierce mujeres of DíaPa’Son at 2pm and 2:45pm AND a Frida Kahlo book reading by Booklandia at 1pm for young readers 🤓
We Interrupt this Message looks at the role of artists as activists/disruptors. Featuring Artists: María María Acha-Kutscher, B-Side Brujas, Dignidad Rebelde (Melanie Cervantes & Jesus Barraza), Luis Pinto, and more.
This exhibit features an installation of over 80 of Dignidad Rebelde’s works.
Image Credit: María María Acha-Kutscher, WOMEN WORKING FOR WOMEN / Indignadas