Categories: Visual Arts

Now – 11/3: FORGING TERRITORIES: Queer Afro & Latinx Contemporary Art

June 29, 2019 – November 3, 2019
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San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101

This thought-provoking exhibit is among the first of its kind to explore and highlight conversations around underrepresented African American and Latinx artists identifying as LGBTQ. Purposefully launching during PRIDE Month and only one day after the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising—considered the seminal event leading to the modern LGBTQ movement—FORGING TERRITORIES will showcase rarely-told stories of personal and cultural awakening through artists’ responses to sense of identity and place, the influence of the current political moment and the comfort of shared background, language and history. FORGING TERRITORIES is curated by Rubén Esparza, founder and director of the Queer Biennial, an international art fair anchored in Los Angeles with satellites in New York, Mexico, Miami, Paris and Zurich. This exhibit will bring together twenty legacy, established, mid-career and emerging contemporary artists—all who live within the region—who work in such varied mediums as painting, drawing, photography, film and performance.

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