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'Son de Allá y Son de Acá'

Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 1 PM to 7 PM
Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center
All Ages
$3 general admission; kids 18 and under are free

From the museum:
Exhibition Title: Son de Allá y Son de Acá
Curated by: Rigoberto Luna, Christian Ramírez, Vicente Telles, and Ricardo Islas in collaboration with Chicano Park Museum.
Description: Over 40 Chicano/a/x and Latino/a/x artists from across the American Southwest converge at Chicano Park Museum.

Opening Date: October 7, 2023
Closing Date: TBD

Opening reception:
Please join us for the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center’s First Anniversary and the unveiling of our newest exhibit, "Son de Allá, Son de Acá"!
The CPMCC will be open from 1-7 p.m. for all guests to view our exciting new addition. At 4 p.m., our official celebration of these two great milestones will begin, featuring performances throughout the evening by DJ Sholove and DJ Skreemn Meme, Mariachi Victoria, and Tres Con Todo. Food free to all guests will be served from 4-6 PM, wherein Taquizas los Chuchys will be preparing mouth-watering tacos and aguas, and Churros El Tigre will be serving tasty churritos! Anniversary-special $3 general admission, and those 18 and under receive free admission. Events conclude at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there! -Your CPMCC Familia

Curator Statement:
Through our series of exhibitions titled Son de Allá y Son de Acá, our goal is to bring awareness to the Chicano/a and Latino/a creatives living and working in underrepresented and marginalized areas. We aim to bridge art communities, create awareness of new voices, foster communication, increase opportunities, and expand our understanding socially, culturally, and historically between artists across state borders. This cross-border exchange highlights the shared historical and socio-political ties between states within the U.S.-American Southwest, predating the Spanish conquest to current complexities at the U.S.-Mexico border. The exhibition features emerging and well-established artists in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, fiber, action figures, sculpture, and performance. It reveals the impact of place in shaping the identity and practice of artists working in landscapes with deeply shared histories while uncovering the common threads and examining the similarities of parallel narratives, cultures, and heritage.

Son de Allá y Son de Acá is an ambitious project that amplifies the voices of contemporary Chicano/a and Latino/a artists and showcases contemporary art that transcends boundaries and celebrates the cultural diversity of the American Southwest. Through a multidisciplinary showcase, visitors can witness a convergence of communities where art is a universal language of unity. The exhibition invites viewers to experience the vibrant art found in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas Chicano/a and Latino/a communities to inspire cross-communication and dismantling assumptions of Southwestern art. The exhibition paves a pathway for artists of diverse backgrounds, emphasizing that their identities are not monolithic. At the same time, they recognize the similarities that bind them and the interconnections that make them stronger together—simultaneously combating the long-standing exclusion of their narratives in institutions across the Southwest to represent their presence accurately while highlighting the practice of innovative contemporary Latino artists who utilize a variety of mediums to capture the essence of place and experience. Fiber works resonate with tales of labor and tradition, paintings celebrating identity and family, and sculptural work crafted from the everyday artifacts of the U.S.-Mexico border form a visual language of the border towns’ complexity and migration narratives. Each approach and medium becomes a conduit for expression, inviting visitors to step into their world to feel the pulse of their communities.

Son de Allá y Son de Acá is curated by @realricardoislas (CA), Rigoberto Luna (TX), and @vcents83 with support from @c.ramirez__, and in collaboration with @chicanopark_museum.

Related links:
Exhibition information at Latinos in America
Chicano Park Museum website | Instagram | Facebook

Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center

1960 National Avenue
San Diego, California 92113

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