Art of the State Symposium | Monterey Museum of Art

Monterey Museum of Art's third annual Art of the State Symposium, Change = Action / Time, Generational Activism in Chicanx and Latinx Art. 

Conclusions and Resources

An eye-opening and very insightful symposium took place this Saturday, January 9, from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening. Filled with knowledgeable Chicano/a/x artists, groundbreakers that dove into all the topics related to art and the art of the people from their perspective and their experience, but also, what lies within the layers: racism, censorship, integration, intersectionality, segregation, discrimination, "low brow" materials according to the larger institutions and them not being "mainstream". How all this has happened in California but also considering Chicano art in the rest of the country.

From Another Zero is ecstatic to have been included and very proud to replicate this information and share it with you all. You can find the program with the bios of the panelists in this link.

In one of the conversations, they discussed mural work and its nature also having to do with healing and spirituality. The notion of place and where we are. Race and heritage. Place matter and how does it matter.

Here are the resources that we picked up that are full of content and information. Happy viewing!

There was a discussion dedicated to Califas artists and Eduardo Carrillo. The Monterey Museum of Art has an exhibit on The Califas Legacy Project: The Ancestral Journey/El Viaje Ancestral available now until April and you can check it out here.

Artist and Cultural Critic, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Ph. D held a wonderful conversation about her work and historic context. Amalia’s work is currently on view at MMA as part of “The Califas Legacy Project: The Ancestral Journey/El Viaje Ancestral’.

Learn more about Amalia and her work here

Avenue 50 Studio located in Los Angeles. A nonprofit multicultural arts organization grounded in Latino and Chicano culture, educating and stimulating intercultural understanding in our Highland Park community.

SPARC ART The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) was founded in 1976 by renowned artist and educator, UCLA Distinguished Professor Judith F. Baca, filmmaker/director Donna Deitch and Artist/Teacher Christina Schlesinger.
SPARC accomplishes its mission by producing, preserving, and teaching methods to create community-based, public art. SPARC’s intention is: to examine what we choose to memorialize through public art, to devise and produce excellent artworks responsive to articulated community needs through innovative community participatory processes, that include creative visualization and collaborative teams composed of local residents of all ages.

The ongoing conversation is about social justice in the arts, challenging the status quo, and what supposedly is correct. To keep creating and opening spaces as well as new policies.

And youth. YOUTH. Curators, Programmers, Marketers, Journalists in decision making positions, and positions of power.

If you have other resources, feel free to share in the comments.

No comments:

Post a Comment