Tour "Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A." with co-curator C. Ondine Chavoya, a leading figure in the field of Latinx art history and visual culture, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Chavoya returns to the Barrick Museum of Art to explore the artists and ideas that make up the exhibition’s scholarly investigation of a neglected period in American art.
In addition to his work on Axis Mundo, Chavoya is the co-curator of "Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972-1987" (2011-2013); "Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography" (2016); and "Michel Auder: Chronicles and Other Scene" (2004). He is a professor of art history and Latina/o studies at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
Free. All are welcome.
"Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A." is a traveling exhibition that explores the intersections among a network of more than 50 artists. This historical exhibition is the first 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.
"Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A." is curated by Chavoya and David Evans Frantz as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty to encourage ambitious research and exhibitions at Southern California cultural institutions. The exhibition is organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and organized as a traveling exhibition by Independent Curators International (ICI). Lead support for Axis Mundo is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.
This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by The Calamus Foundation of New York, the city of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts — the city’s Arts Division and Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission, Kathleen Garfield, the ONE Archives Foundation, the USC Libraries, and the Luis Balmaseda Fund for Gay & Lesbian Archives, administered by the California Community Foundation. Funding for the exhibition tour has been provided by generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees.
The presentation at the UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art has been organized in collaboration with support from Meow Wolf, The Intersection, UNLV department of interdisciplinary, gender, and ethnic studies, MGM Resorts Art & Culture, and an anonymous gift in honor of Hilda Roop. Additional partners include UNLV Spectrum, Latinos Who Lunch, The Art People Podcast, UNLV student diversity & social justice, the UNLV department of art, UNLV Public History, and the UNLV College of Fine Arts.