ELA 25 Artist Talk Part One

Oct. 24, 2020

Oct. 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, October 24th from 11:00am – 11:45am CST via Facebook Live or Zoom as we present the first part to a 2 part video, showcasing this years ELA 25 artists. Artists: Michael Anthony Garcia, Yareth Fernandez, Hatziel Flores, Suzy Gonzalez, and Jellyfish Collective will share their artistic journey and give viewers a glimpse of their artwork currently on display at the Mexic-Arte Museum!

The Mexic-Arte Museum is proud to present the ELA:25 Interseccíon: Choque & Alivio, Intersection: Shock & Relief Exhibition Artist Talk Part One. Emerging Latinx Artists/ELA 25 (previously called Young Latinx Artists/YLA): Intersección: Choque & Alivio, Intersección: Shock & Relief, celebrates the last twenty-five years of exhibitions featuring emerging Latinx artists. This exhibition showcases artists converging at the crossroads of aesthetic interests and cultural history. The exhibition aims to discover shared life experiences, a mashup or crash (choque) at intersecting lanes of similarities and differences as expressed in the artistically diverse artworks. In reaction to this historical era of identity politics and civic unrest, these artists respond in a visual dialogue, drawing from their sociopolitical consciousness.Contextualized within a unique historical era impacted by a worldwide health crisis that has wrought economic depression and social paralysis, this ELA exhibition offers a familiar space for artists to share their experiences that flow from a crucible of conflict, resolution, and change. As we struggle just to stay alive, the pandemic has exasperated socio political issues, such as racism, sexism, pollution, cultural identity, and immigration, which historically have plagued innumerable women and people of color. Although they have been magnified by social upheaval, these are typical hot button issues that BIPOC artists confront through and in their artworks.Stay tuned for Part Two!