Exhibit has been extending until Spring 2019.
The Chicano/a Studies Program, Latinx Artist-in-residence and The Center for Latino Policy Research (CLPR) at the University of California, Berkeley presents celebrated artist Melanie Cervantes’ first solo exhibition. This exhibition will be presented on the third floor of the Shorb House from Thursday, April 5th through Friday, May 11th. This exhibition continues Chicano/a Studies Program commitment to the integration of the arts to its programming and welcomes UC Berkeley alumni Melanie Cervantes to help close out the academic year with a powerful selection of over 40 prints.
On February 8, 2019 I will be presenting a slideshow about my work and offering an opportunity for folks to visit my EXPANDED solo exhibit before it closes after a nine month run. The event will be from 5-7pm at the Latinx Research Center at UC Berkeley. 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.
Please note the exhibit is displayed up three flights of stairs and is not wheelchair accessible. In light of this we will have a slide show playing on the first floor of the over 40 works in the exhibit. The first floor IS accessible.
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.
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
Royal Chicano Air Force Celebrating 49 years of serving community
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.