Axis Mundo: C. Ondine Chavoya Curator’s Talk at ICI

Image: Teddy Sandoval, Las Locas, c. 1980. Acrylic and mixed-media on unstretched canvas, 39 x 52½ in. (99 x 133.4 cm). Courtesy of Paul Polubinskas. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen.

C. Ondine Chavoya: Axis Mundo
Thursday, November 9, 2017
ICI Curatorial Hub

401 Broadway, Suite 1620
FREE and open to the public


C. Ondine Chavoya will discuss the traveling exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. that he co-curated with David Evans Frantz. The exhibition is currently on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center and The ONE Gallery in West Hollywood, California, and is part of Pacific Standard Time (PST): LA/LA. Chavoya will consider the process of recovering queer Chicana/o histories and artists’ archives in the overall research for the show and accompanying catalogue. The multi-year research into both institutional archives and personal collections uncovered surprising finds and unexpected connections in the process of organizing Axis Mundo. Full exhibition details can be found here. The presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A with ICI’s Director of Exhibitions, Alaina Claire Feldman.

This program is part of a talk series featuring the curators of some of the key exhibitions organized as part of Pacific Standard Time (PST): LA/LA in California this Fall. The series will run through the Spring and offer New York audiences an opportunity to learn first-hand about the curatorial ideas and research generated by PST: LA/LA.

This event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with AXIS in the subject line.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


November 9, 2017

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013


C. Ondine Chavoya

C. Ondine Chavoya is Professor of Art History and Latina/o Studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He is the author of numerous texts on Chicano avant-garde art, video, and experimental cinema, and is a leading figure in the field of Latinx art history and visual culture. His curatorial projects have addressed issues of collaboration, experimentation, social justice, and archival practices in contemporary art. Chavoya has organized exhibitions and events including Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987, the first museum retrospective to present the wide-ranging work of the performance and conceptual art group Asco (2011-2013) with Rita Gonzalez, and Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography (2016) and Michel Auder: Chronicles and Other Scenes (2004) with Lisa Dorin.

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

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