Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas” opens at the Queens Museum.

 

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Queens Museum 

 

Screen Shot 2019-04-07 at 6.05.26 PM.pngMundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas brings together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. Science fiction offers a unique artistic landscape in which to explore the colonial enterprise that shaped the Americas and to present alternative perspectives speculating on the past and the future. In the works featured in the exhibition, most created in the last two decades, artists employ the imagery of science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent “alienating” ways of being in the world. The exhibition offers a groundbreaking account of the intersections among science fiction, techno-culture, and the visual arts.

Mundos Alternos brings together the work of international artists from across Latin America with Latinx artists from throughout the United States: ADÁL, AZTLÁN Dance Company, Guillermo Bert, Erica Bohm, Tania Candiani, Beatriz Cortez, Claudio Dicochea, Faivovich & Goldberg, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Hector Hernandez, Gyula Kosice, La Gravedad de los Asuntos (Nahum and Ale de la Puente) with selected participants Tania Candiani, Juan José Díaz Infante, Nahum, Ale de la Puente, L.A. VATOCOSMICO c-s, Robert “Cyclona” Legorreta, Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works, Guadalupe Maravilla, Marion Martinez, MASA—MeChicano Alliance of Space Artists (Luis Valderas and Paul Karam, with Sergio Hernández, Debora Kuetzpal Vasquez, Miguel Luciano, Laura Molina, Tony Ortega, and Raúl Servín), Jillian Mayer, Mundo Meza, Glexis Novoa, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Rigo 23, Alex Rivera, Clarissa Tossin, Carmelita Tropicana, Luis Valderas, Ricardo Valverde, and José Luis Vargas.

This exhibition’s travel to the Queens Museum continues a national, and potentially transnational, conversation about speculative aesthetics at a time when immigrant futures are facing a crossroads. Home of the past two New York World’s Fairs that lauded New York City as the neighborhood of the future, the Queens Museum is the most relevant venue to host a show of this kind. Located in the borough of Queens, a region transformed by waves of Caribbean, South American, and Mexican migration, Mundos Alternos invites East Coast audiences to imagine another world where many worlds may cohabitate

The exhibition is organized into thematic “constellations” including Cornerstones, Time Travel, Alternate Americas, Indigenous Futurisms, Reimagining the Americas, and Alien Skins. For this iteration, Mundos Alternos expands its interface with satellite installations and programs at partner institutions throughout New York City: The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art will exhibit the section Alien Skins; the Museum of the Moving Image will present a film screening series and lectures organized by Mexico City-based guest scholar, Itala Schmelz; The New York Hall of Sciencewill exhibit artist Rubén Ortiz Torres’s Alien Toy (La Ranfla Cósmica) (1997), which will be complemented by a weekly family activity in the NYSCI Design Lab; and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, Harlem will organize a series of special programming for children.

A series of performances, talks, readings, and workshops will be presented to examine the far-reaching influence of science and speculative fiction in the Americas and beyond. Programming will center on contributions from artists, writers, poets, and musicians that engage “futurisms” from a wide range of perspectives covering geo-political, social, environmental, and personal themes.

Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas is organized by UCR ARTS at the University of California, Riverside, and curated by Robb Hernández, Assistant Professor of English at UCR; Tyler Stallings, Director of the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College, and former Artistic Director of the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts at UCR ARTS; and Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Senior Curator at the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTS. The New York City iteration is organized by Hitomi Iwasaki, Director of Exhibitions and Curator at the Queens Museum and Joanna Szupinska-Myers. “Alien Skins” at Leslie-Lohman Museum is organized in collaboration with Gonzalo Casals and Nelson Santos, Director and Interim Director of Curatorial Programs of the Leslie-Lohman Museum.

Images in order of appearance: Chico MacMurtrie/Amorphic Robot Works. Organic Arches (Time Traveler), 2014/2017. High tensile fabric, electic valves, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Computer. Laura Molina, Amor Alien, 2004. Collection of the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago. CCBY-SA 3.0
Adál, Coconauts in Space, 2016. Courtesy the artist. Beatriz Cortez, The Cosmos (Spaceship), 2015. Wood, acrylic mirror, sound installation. Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council.

Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas at the Queens Museum is made possible by lead support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Consulate General of Brazil in New York, Fundación Jumex, and Galeria Luisa Strina. Major support for Mundos Alternos at UCR ARTS at the University of California, Riverside was provided through grants from the Getty Foundation.  Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Lambent Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.

 

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The Guardian “Looking into the future, Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas”, opening on 7 April at the Queens Museum in New York, brings together sci-fi artworks made by Latin American, Latinx and artists… #NewYork  #QueensMuseum

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Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas at the Queens Museum.

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Queens Museum

Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas brings together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. Science fiction offers a unique artistic landscape in which to explore the colonial enterprise that shaped the Americas and to present alternative perspectives speculating on the past and the future. In the works featured in the exhibition, most created in the last two decades, artists employ the imagery of science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent “alienating” ways of being in the world. The exhibition offers a groundbreaking account of the intersections among science fiction, techno-culture, and the visual arts.

Mundos Alternos brings together the work of international artists from across Latin America with Latinx artists from throughout the United States: ADÁL, AZTLÁN Dance Company, Guillermo Bert, Erica Bohm, Tania Candiani, Beatriz Cortez, Claudio Dicochea, Faivovich & Goldberg, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Hector Hernandez, Gyula Kosice, LA VATOCOSMICO c-s, Robert “Cyclona” Legorreta, Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works, Marion Martinez, MASA—MeChicano Alliance of Space Artists (Luis Valderas and Paul Karam), Jillian Mayer, Mundo Meza, Guadalupe Maravilla, Glexis Novoa, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Rigo 23, Alex Rivera, Clarissa Tossin, Carmelita Tropicana, Luis Valderas, Ricardo Valverde, and José Luis Vargas.

Representing a region that is home to vast immigrant populations from Latin America and a vibrant art scene sustained by Latinx artists locally and internationally, the Queens Museum presents the East Coast reiteration of the exhibition. This exhibition and programming will reflect on New York’s cultural and geopolitical ties to the Caribbean and South and Central Americas.

The exhibition is organized into thematic “constellations” including Cornerstones, Time Travel, Alternate Americas, Indigenous Futurisms, Reimagining the Americas, and Alien Skins. For this iteration, Mundos Alternos dynamically expands its interface with satellite installations and programs at partner institutions throughout New York City: The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art will exhibit the section Alien Skins; the Museum of the Moving Image will present a film screening series and lectures organized by Mexico City-based guest scholar, Itala Schmelz; and Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, Harlem will organize a series of special programming for family audiences.

A series of performances, talks, readings, and workshops will be presented to examine the far-reaching influence of science and speculative fiction in the Americas and beyond. Programming will center on contributions from artists, writers, poets, and musicians that engage “futurisms” from a wide range of perspectives covering geo-political, social, environmental, and personal themes.

Mundos Alternos is organized by UCR ARTS at the University of California, Riverside, and curated by Robb Hernández, Assistant Professor of English at UCR; Tyler Stallings, Director of the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion at Orange Coast College, and former Artistic Director of the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts at UCR ARTS; and Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Senior Curator at the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTS. The traveling iteration is organized by Hitomi Iwasaki, Director of Exhibitions and Curator at the Queens Museum and Joanna Szupinska-Myers.

Image: Beatriz Cortez, The Cosmos (Spaceship), 2015. Wood, acrylic mirror, sound installation. Courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council.

Major support for the exhibition was provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. The exhibition was part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Lambent Foundation, the Booth Ferris Foundation, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

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Limited Time Temples -solo show at Southtown Art Gallery

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Limited Time Temples -solo show

Saturday, October 13th, 2018  Southtown Art Gallery is pleased to present Limited
Time Temples, by interdisciplinary artist, Hector Hernandez. A feature of guerrilla photography,
Limited Time Temples is a solo exhibition that examines the nature of place, in times of
migration and displacement. Inspired by the fluid motion and colors of baile folklórico, traditional
Mexican folkloric dance, Limited Time Temples weaves a narrative that questions what it truly
means to belong on the ground we stand.

Dallas Museum of Art library.

Dallas Museum of Art library.

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CMU Art Lecture

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Robb Hernández is a scholar of Latinx literary and visual culture. His forthcoming book, “Finding AIDS: Archival Body/Archival Space and the Chicano Avant-garde,” examines the role of gender and sexual transgression in the formation of Chicano art and unveils the alternative archival practices that Latinx artist communities generated in response to the AIDS crisis in Southern California.

Orville M. Winsand Lecture for Critical Studies in Art

Free and open to the public.

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