We finished up the year with our closing party at the PELEA exhibition this weekend. Uptown Vinyl Supreme played records and had us all dancing and celebrating the amazing year of programming. Our pop up chef Saydee Villarruel served tacos and we sold copies of our exhibition catalog, which can be accessed digitally here. Thanks […]
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I feel very strongly about Latinx arts as a space for healing and survival. When Latino Art Now crossed my radar, a national conference dedicated to the current state of Latinx art, it piqued my interest on various levels. For full disclosure, I’m a Latinx artist, writer, and arts administrator whose agency sponsored Latino Art Now. […]
Over the course of Latino Art Now! 2019 in Houston, opinions on the -x in Latinx (and Chicanx) were plentiful, which inspired me to reflect upon the ways in which the split between those who embrace the term and those who do not runs, in some cases, along generational lines. In his remarks during the […]
In recent years, the visibility of the term Afro-Latinx has risen after decades of erasure and marginalization in conversations about race in the U.S. Some, such as cultural critic and writer Janel Martinez of Ain’t I Latina? have highlighted that “Afro-Latinx” has been diluted for economic purposes, often by Latinx people of lighter complexions. Despite these […]