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UNLV News Reviews Axis Mundo

Curators C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz at the opening reception for Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. at the Marjorie Barrick Musuem of Art. Image: Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Services

Curators C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz at the opening reception for Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. at the Marjorie Barrick Musuem of Art. Image: Josh Hawkins/UNLV Creative Services

Posted on March 6, 2019

D.K. Sole reviews Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., reflecting on the exhibition’s positive reception at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Marjorie Barrick Museum:

“Quite possibly the best exhibit to arrive at the UNLV Barrick Museum ever,” said Patrick Naranjo, the resource coordinator from UNLV’s multicultural center, The Intersection.

This is a big statement. What makes it the best? Naranjo highlighted the show’s willingness to present the artists as complex junctions of influence, not solely “queer” or “Chicano,” but both. In other words, the kind of complexity that the Intersection exists to acknowledge and uplift. Through Axis Mundo, we see how artists have used art to envisage a more complicated understanding of what a person — and the world around them — can be.

The exhibition “allows queer and trans students of color to see themselves on the campus and in the world, creating possibilities for our students,” said Romeo Jackson, the Social Justice Center’s LGBTQ and gender program coordinator.

Read the entirety of the review here.

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