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LACE is thrilled to announce the release of a new digital publication for the 2017 exhibition, El Teatro Campesino (1965-1975), curated by Daniela Lieja Quintanar and Samantha Gregg. This bilingual publication celebrates El Teatro Campesino as an important cultural contributor within contemporary art and social practice, and it features a curatorial statement, a walkthrough of El Teatro’s first decade, documentation of the exhibition, and a special interview with the late artist and producer Diane Rodriguez recounting her experiences during El Teatro’s early years.
The release of this publication comes at a critical time in which the farm workers of today are among the most vulnerable group of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize their struggle for better working conditions and wage equity is exacerbated by our current health crisis. We stand in solidarity with the farmworkers who are working tirelessly to feed our nation right now, and we urge you to support them.
We would like to thank El Teatro Campesino, the Southern California Library, Diane Rodriguez, Jorge Huerta, the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Mary and Armando Duron and the LACE team for their support in the development of the exhibition and publication.