35x35 Self & Identity
Updated: Nov 4, 2019
Date And Time
Tue, September 10, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
CCCM Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Arts
2401 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
35 X 35: Self and identity, works from women artists
For the very first time ever, we proudly devote an exhibition to Mexican and Mexican-American young women visual artists. The works that we have chosen to display here reflect their artistic talent, and their strength, their vision, and their powerful life force. Their work is but a sampling of the artistic contributions that Mexican women of all ages are bringing to California and the United States. These artists have a unique richness fueled not only by their bicultural heritage, but also by their experiences and their vision of a particular moment in history. This is a moment in which their identities, their Mexican roots, are sometimes challenged. Fortunately, they transcend and live this moment due to their character and their creative energy.
35x35 is dedicated to showcasing first, second and subsequent generations of women artists of Mexican descent. Los Angeles is a hub for artistic activity and a home to the second largest population of Mexicans of any city in the world. The intersection of these circumstances together with Mexico’s robust heritage of excellence in the fine arts and culture has created a talent pool that we are just beginning to tap in this exhibition. We are privileged to host just a bit, of the breadth and depth of the creativity in the visual arts that these young women under 35 represent.
This exhibition has been curated by Selma Holo, Executive Director of USC Museums and of the Fisher Museum of Art, and Maria Galicia, Fisher’s Education & Program coordinator. The General Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles is deeply grateful and recognizes their vision and support to make this possible.