CAVERNOUS: Young Joon Kwak & Mutant Salon closing reception
August 26, 2018 3-6PM
Closing reception with musical performances by San Cha, Xina Xurner, Ciriza and Project Rage Queen with Mark Golamco. Djs La Disco es Qultura. Debut screening of new music video Inténtame by Xina Xurner featuring San Cha, directed by Jacinto Astiazarán.
Special thanks to Brewjeria Brewers.
Jacinto Astiazarán (Tijuana, Mexico, 1982) was awarded the USC International Artist Fellowship and received an MFA in Fine Art from USC in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Fantasies and Fallacies for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Exhibition catalogs include the 18th Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, Sao Paulo and Fragment, UCLA’s Southern California MFA Theme Exhibition. Astiazarán was a visiting artist at SVA’s MFA Fine Arts in Spring 2017. Selected works are archived at Associação Cultural Videobrasil, Sao Paulo and UCLA Film and Television Archive’s Legacy Project, Los Angeles.
Xina Xurner is a sadical and sexperimental music/performance art collaboration between artists Marvin Astorga and Young Joon Kwak, whose cathartic performances combine diy and power electronics, mutated vocals, and bad drag, to expand ideas about queer and trans bodies. Their performances combine a variety of musical genres (including happy hardcore, industrial, drone metal, and disco), in order to create noise-diva-dance anthems that evoke a sense of death, decay, and transformation. Xina Xurner released their debut album “DIE” in 2012 and released their second album “Queens of the Night” (featuring collaborations with San Cha, Sarah Gail, and White Boy Scream) in 2018. Past performance spaces and events include sCum, The Smell, The Hammer Museum, Cool World, Mustache Mondays, LACE (Los Angeles), Smart Museum of Art (chicago), Bath Salts (nyc), and Bitchpork (chicago), as well as international performances in Paris, Tokyo, Seoul, Bogotá, and Mexico City.
San Cha is a vocal priestess, a force of nature to be reckoned with, a Femme Xicanx Goddess who captivates audiences with their blend of Mexican Folk Music, Cumbia and Punk. Belting out ‘Gospel Ranchera Punk’ while twirling around the stage, San Cha will you leave you inspired, healed and transformed.