Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mexicali Biennial 2013 " Cannibalism in the New World," Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, California

MEXICALI BIENNIAL 2013: Cannibalism in the New World
January 19-April 13, 2013
Opening Reception: January 19, 6-9 PM

Location: Vincent Price Art Museum
East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099


The MexiCali Biennial is a dynamic platform for creating new channels of communication between artists and audiences in the US and Mexico. VPAM is proud to host the third MexiCali Biennial from January 19 to April 13, 2013, and this project will include the work of 26 artists and collectives working in a variety of media, from sculpture and performance to video and painting.

The first MexiCali Biennial took place in 2006 at La Casa de Tia Tina in Mexicali, Mexico and Chavez Studios in East Los Angeles. The second MexiCali Biennial took place three years after the first, and was held in four different locations spanning two years and two countries, and the third Biennial is scheduled for early 2013 and will engage with the subject of cannibalism.

The cannibal is a creature that threatens the collapse of identity and ethics, and instills anarchy in the social order. Cannibalism in the New World was one of the central rationales for colonialism, but MexiCali also proposes it as a path forward towards a new model for avant garde practice. Cannibalism can open up radical new spaces in art for bodies and their environmental interactions, and push against the oppressive pressure of hegemonic Western cultural systems. These transformative possibilities can change our relationship with art, and perhaps the world itself.

Curated by Ed Gomez, Luis G. Hernandez and Amy Pederson
Participating Artists:
Fred Alvarado, Natalia Anciso, Marycarmen Arroyo Macias, Ana Baranda, Juan Bastardo,
Sergio Bromberg, Helen Cahng, Matthew Carter, Carolyn Castaño, Enrique Castrejon, Tony de los Reyes, Map Conception: Deborah Diehl & Arzu Arda Kosar, Dino Dinco and Rafa Esparza, Veronica Duarte,
Roni Feldman, Kio Griffith & Carmina Escobar, Zoè Gruni, HELL- (0) featuring: Michael Dee, Martin Durazo and Ichiro Irie, Daniel Lara, Candice Lin, Juan Luna-Avin, Matt MacFarland, Dominic Paul Miller, Flavia Monteiro, Nancy Popp, Peter Bo Rappmund, Christopher Reynolds, Cindy Santos Bravo, and Fidelius X.

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