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Coinciding with the 30-year anniversary of the groundbreaking historic survey, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985 (CARA), Angels Gate Cultural Center presents Raised as roosters: Relief prints and drawings by Abel Alejandre and Guerra. Alejandre and Guerra, widely respected for their rendering and printmaking skills, share a selection of new and recent works on paper which provide an opportunity to reflect upon themes of Xicano identity, masculinity, and traditional Mexican visual motifs. Raised as roosters is curated by Kristina Newhouse,…
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. In the fight for the recognition of the rights of all people regardless of their identity, we introduce you to Renato Lira, who is a true community activist and who continues to pave the way so that no person feels ashamed or excluded because of their sexual preferences.
Oaxacan migration has had a large impact on local culture. As a result, it is said that California is also Oaxacalifornia; this term describes a binational culture, a region both real due to the large migrant population, but also imagined. It transcends territorial and national divisions and describes not only a continuous flow of people, but also a network of symbols, and of a culture constantly reinventing itself, secured by strong networks of solidarity and belonging.
Works from the artists José Bedia and Belkis Ayón’s explore the history and stories embedded in Afro-Cuban spiritual practices and religious traditions.
This workshop is fun for the whole family and can be created with things you may already have at home! Create homemade maracas by using water bottles, beans, and construction paper to personalize your design.
Artist Luchita Hurtado’s expansive career was marked by a rigorous commitment to experimentation, as demonstrated by her body landscapes from the 1960s and 1970s, on view in Made in L.A. 2018. She discusses her practice with Andrianna Campbell, a writer and art history doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center specializing in modern and contemporary American art.
Join New Filmmakers LA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a virtual edition of the annual NFMLA Film Festival’s InFocus: Latinx & Hispanic Cinema event. The line-up consists of two shorts programs and a feature presentation of Varda Bar-Kar’s documentary Fandango at the Wall. This event will include online screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s and industry panels. $10 single ticket – $30 festival pass
Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn presents the first career survey of paintings and works on paper by multifaceted artist Luchita Hurtado (Venezuela, b. 1920). Prior to 2016, the remarkable breadth of Hurtado’s eight-decade career was virtually unknown, as her works were kept in storage and out of public view for most of her life.
A “sneak-peek” reading of Just Like Us, by the Latino Theater Company of Karen Zacarias’s play, is based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book of the same name. This documentary-style piece follows four Latina teenage girls, two of whom are documented and two who are not, through young adulthood. Their close-knit friendships begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities — or lack thereof. LTC’s previously announced Los Angeles premiere will now take place at the Los Angeles…
Inspirarte Latinos is a space to narrate inspirational stories, that highlight the spirit of Latin talent. The sky is the limit but for Luis Enrique the space was much more interesting, he knows how a Mexican managed to become part of the Mars 2020 Mission and work for NASA.