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Artists Space: Radical Localism: Art, Video and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo's Mexicali Rose - 31 Mar 2012 to 27 May 2012

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31 Mar 2012 to 27 May 2012
Gallery Hours Tues: 2 - 8 pm
Wed thru Sat: 12 - 6 pm
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Jose Miguel Salcido, Untitled, 2011


Artists in this exhibition: Pablo Casteñeda, Carlos Corona, Julio Torres, Rafael Veytia, Odette Barajas, Sergio Haro, Victor Gonzalez, Alejandrina Nuñez, Luis Hernandez, Jose Miguel Salcido, Fernando Corona


Radical Localism: Art, Video and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo's Mexicali Rose
Curated by Chris Kraus and Mexicali Rose, together with Artists Space

March 31– May 27, 2012
Opening Reception Friday, March 30, 6 - 8pm

Artists Space is pleased to announce a survey of work from Mexicali Rose, a community media center and gallery in the Mexican border city Mexicali. A nexus for cultural and personal exchange between artists, journalists, activists and filmmakers on both sides of the border, Mexicali Rose exemplifies the possibilities of 21st century hybridized culture through its pursuit of artistic expression grounded in barrio life. The work of the center has been recently featured in Artforum, May Revue, Mexico City’s Generación, and media throughout Baja California.

Founded by Mexicali-born filmmaker Marco Vera in 2007 as an audio-visual workshop for neighborhood kids in border-adjacent Pueblo Nuevo, the workshop quickly expanded to include craft and trade classes, a community gallery exhibiting the work of local and international artists, a cinema club that showcases the work of Mexican and foreign filmmakers, and a radio station formed to provide a free and uncensored platform for local youth.

The exhibition features a wide range of work from this innovative space, including experimental and documentary films produced by the workshop; photographs, collages and paintings by Mexicali-based, international artists Pablo Casteñeda, Carlos Corona and Julio Torres; photographs by documentarians Rafael Veytia and Odette Barajas and Zeta journalist Sergio Haro; multimedia works by Victor Gonzalez, Alejandrina Nuñez, Luis Hernandez and Jose Miguel Salcido; and an original mural created by Fernando Corona.

Concurrent with the exhibition, Artists Space will present the symposium The City Machine and Its Streets – Anomalous Ecologies on March 31-April 1, featuring conversations between renowned Mexico City writer and journalist Sergio González Rodríguez, Los Angeles writer and journalist Ben Ehrenreich, Zeta journalist Sergio Haro and Marco Vera. Hosted by Semiotexte co-editor Chris Kraus, The City Machine and Its Streets will explore the existential and geo-political realities of life on the Mexican border and beyond.



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