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'El Devenir / Becoming': The Front's 15th anniversary exhibition

Every week from October 7, 2021 until January 22, 2022.
Tuesday: 11 AM
Wednesday: 11 AM
Thursday: 11 AM
Friday: 11 AM
Saturday: 11 AM
The Front Arte & Cultura

Note: This exhibition has been extended. Gallery hours for the final week are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

San Ysidro's The Front Arte & Cultura celebrates their 15th anniversary this October. As an art space and event venue, The Front has hosted established and emerging artists from the border region and beyond with a broad range of genres, disciplines and formats, steadfastly exploring identity, place, history, the future, social justice and community. To commemorate the anniversary, they'll fill the month with an exhibition (on view through January 13, 2022) plus receptions, performances from NORTEC: Bostich and Fussible, workshops, panels, film screenings and more. The exhibition opens Oct. 7, with a reception on Oct. 11 from 5-8 p.m.
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS

From the gallery:
Casa Familiar has the pleasure to invite you to the commemoration of The FRONT Arte & Cultura’s 15th Anniversary Art Exhibition: El Devenir / Becoming

El Devenir / Becoming

This exhibition intends to contemplate the past and the future in the same blink of an eye. We accept and place ourselves in that constant process of becoming something else, without completely ceasing to be what we already were and what we already are. The exhibition finds in the values ​​of heritage, tradition, social justice and community a foundation upon which to explore the poetics of the past and present, those that serve to build our own future, our own becoming.

This selection of artists and their works reflect upon multiple temporalities, subjects that represent the vision of Casa Familiar and The FRONT, as an art space for the community. These are topics that in this, our 15th anniversary, we honor and respect. They represent matters that convince us even more, that our mission as cultural agents is of utmost importance to our community.

The commemoration will also include a special Dj set concert by grammy nominated electronic Tijuana band: Nortec, Bostich + Fussible, (tickets to this concert will be free but limited), as well as a panel discussion with former directors of the gallery, workshops, tours of the exhibition, and the premiere of a retrospective video about the gallery.

Participant artists:
Marcos Ramirez Erre (TJ).
Rafael Lozano Hemmer (MEX – CA)
Rizzhel Javier (SD)
Sama Alshaibi (IRAQ- AZ)
Tania Candiani (MEX)

Important dates / Parallel Activities
-Exhibition Opens – Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Exhibition Opening Reception + Anniversary Commemoration Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
NORTEC Bostich + Fussible Dj set Concert Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. (Limited tickets available Oct 1st)
-Panel Discussion – The Front Arte & Cultura: Art as the voice of a community, with the participation of Leticia Gomez Franco, David Flores & Monica Hernandez. Moderated by Francisco Morales Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.
Workshop imparted by Rizzhel Javier – Back + Forth: Photo Workshop Nov. 12 from 4 – 8 p.m.
Exhibition tour lead by curator and gallery director Francisco Morales- Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.
-Workshop imparted by Sofia Limon – Ceramics: Tradition and Utilitarianism Nov. 19 – 20 at 6 p.m.
-Video screening -The FRONT Arte & Cultura retrospective video Dec. 18 at 6 p.m.
-Exhibition Closes Jan. 22, 2022

The Front Arte & Cultura

147 W. San Ysidro Blvd.
San Ysidro, California 92173
(619) 428-1115

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.