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MexiCali Biennial Launch/CALAFIA

June 8 - June 9

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MexiCali Biennial Launch
CALAFIA: Manifesting the Terrestrial Paradise/ Manifestando el paraíso terrenal
June 8 & 9, 2018
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CALAFIA seeks to explore the spirit of California by using the great mythological black female warrior who is the namesake and ruler of the island of California, as a source of inspiration and artistic departure. In Garci Rodrigues de Montalvo’s fifth book of his sixteenth century opus Las Sergas de Esplandian (The Adventures of Esplandian), the story of the great queen Calafia and her army of Amazons is told with decided wonder that not only establishes her place as a powerful influence on California, a region which spans both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border, but also as a reflection of the ongoing history of the area. The story tells of the rich island of California and its powerful women, mythical beasts and the quest for greatness sets the foundation for the continuing mythos of its people and its land.

 

(español)

CALAFIA busca explorar el espíritu de California usando la gran guerrera femenina negra mitológica que es el homónimo y gobernante de la isla de California, como fuente de inspiración y partida artística. En el quinto libro de Garci Rodrigues de Montalvo de su obra del siglo XVI Las Sergas de Esplandian (The Adventures of Espandian),  la historia de la gran reina Calafia y su ejército de Amazonas se cuenta con una decidida maravilla que no sólo establece su lugar como una poderosa influencia En California, una región que abarca ambos lados de la frontera de Estados Unidos y México, pero también como un reflejo de la  continua historia de la zona. La historia cuenta de la rica isla de California y sus poderosas mujeres, bestias míticas y la búsqueda de la grandeza y forma la fundación   para la continuación del  mythos  de su pueblo y su tierra.

 

The MexiCali Biennial is a bi-national arts organization that explores the areas of California and Mexico as a unique site for aesthetic  production. The biennial showcases nomadic exhibitions that partner with institutions to showcase both emerging and established artists.

 

Special thanks to the Department of Art at California State University San Bernardino, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) and Brewjeria Brewers.

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Start:
June 8
End:
June 9
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6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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