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Axis Mundo Public Programs at Hunter College Art Galleries

Installation view of Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. at 205 Hudson Gallery and the Bertha and Karl Leubsdrof Gallery. Photo by Stan Narten. Courtesy of Hunter College Art Galleries.


Closing Events
Saturday, August 18, 2018
1-7pm
205 Hudson Gallery

205 Hudson Street
New York, NY, 10013
FREE and open to the public

Zine Fair including The Bettys, Discipline Press, Luna Rio, Precog Magazine, Cósmica, Sula Collective, and others; Panel Discussion; T-shirt making with Joey Terrill; Readings and Reception

Performance Night
Thursday, August 2, 2018
7pm
205 Hudson Gallery

205 Hudson Street
New York, NY, 10013
FREE and open to the public

Performance Night featuring Ray Ferreira, Keith Lafuente, and others to be announced.

Visual AIDS Talk + Tour of Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
6:30pm
205 Hudson Gallery

205 Hudson Street
New York, NY, 10013
FREE and open to the public

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is the first exhibition of its kind to excavate histories of experimental art practice, collaboration, and exchange by a group of Los Angeles based queer Chicanx artists between the late 1960s and early 1990s. To highlight the New York iteration of Axis Mundo, Visual AIDS and the Hunter College Art Galleries host a guided talk and tour with an intergenerational group of creatives who knew artists highlighted in the exhibition or have been influenced by the artworks included in the show.

The Visual AIDS Talk + Tour of this landmark exhibition, curated by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz, will center the work of artists lost to AIDS-related complications with reflections by Simon Doonan on Mundo Meza (1955–1985) and Aldo Hernandez on Ray Navarro (1964–1990). To explore the intersections of art, AIDS and activism in the exhibition, the tour will also include comments by J. Soto, Lauren Argentina Zelaya and Alexandro Segade.

As noted in the AIDS Activism(s) section of the exhibition: “The devastation of the AIDS epidemic was acutely felt by intersecting Latinx and queer artist communities. In the face of government neglect, many artists politicized their practices, often taking inspiration from their earlier participation in gay and lesbian and Chicano rights movements. Working within community and advocacy groups, artists sought to raise awareness and educate through quickly produced and accessible mediums such as video and print material. Many artists memorialized those lost to the disease, while others took up their own mortality and disability as content for their work through abstraction and conceptual distance.”


Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is curated by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz and was organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and is organized as a traveling exhibition by Independent Curators International (ICI). The presentation at the Hunter College Art Galleries has been organized in collaboration with Chief Curator Sarah Watson and Exhibitions Manager Jenn Bratovich.


Programming organized by Hunter College Axis Mundo exhibition fellows Mathew Galindo, Khari Ricks, and Joseph Shaikewitz

 

August 2, 2018 - August 18, 2018

205 Hudson Gallery
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY, 10013

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Hunter College Art Galleries

The Hunter College Art Galleries, under the auspices of the Department of Art and Art History, have been a vital aspect of the New York cultural landscape since their inception over a quarter of a century ago. The galleries provide a space for critical engagement with art and pedagogy, bringing together historical scholarship, contemporary artistic practice, and experimental methodology. The galleries are committed to producing exhibitions, events, and scholarship in dialogue with the intellectual discourse generated by the faculty and students at Hunter and serve as an integral extension of the department’s academic programs.


Visual AIDS

Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. Founded in 1988, Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS awareness and creating dialogue around HIV issues today, by producing and presenting visual art projects, exhibitions, public forums and publications - while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS.


Part of Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

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