Saturday, November 16, 2019

Mextasy in Seattle, Washington!!! Saturday November 16, 2019 Grand Opening Bash at 6pm at the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in White Center!!!

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Tonight is opening night!
Calling all Seattle/Tacoma fans of all things Latina/o, Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicana/o, Hispanic (don't panic!),... and, of course, we can't forget our new moniker Latinx!!!
6-9 pm tonight
Nepantla Cultural Arts Center 
9414 Delridge Way SW 
Seattle WA 98106
818-357-0195
nepantlaculturalarts@gmail.com
Free and Open to the public--all Raza especially invited (their amigas/os y allies as well!). I will be speaking at 7pm or so and shilling all kinds of mexy swag--t-shirts! posters! books! etc!
Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious is a traveling pop-up art show collecting the work and sharing the decadent Latina/o art collection of William Anthony Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio García . The traveling exhibition was originally curated by Leticia Gómez Franco for Casa Familiar, San Ysidro, California , and Rachel Freyman Brown, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas —Mextasy both reflects on and expands upon Nericcio's 2007 American Library Association award-winning book with UT Press, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucination of the "Mexican" in America​. In addition to racist artifacts from American mass culture (the bread and butter of Uncle Sam's unconscious and the backstory for the resurgence in anti-Mexican, anti-Latina/o peoples presently), the show also features works that is that is, works by Mexican-American and other Latinx artists where the delicious fusion of the Mexican/US borderlands/frontera is writ large as in the deliriously delicious artistic tracings of Kim Navarro, Chikle, Perry Vasquez, and Izel Vargas. 
The Seattle show at Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery​ (fueled by the arts cool genre in Friends of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery​, is a totally new curated experience dreamed up by Nericcio, Nericcio García, and Nepantla Guru Jake Prendez​. Hot on the heels of the hit #Mextasy show at Iowa State University celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Latina/o Studies Program there, it appears here in Seattle to treat the Pacific Northwest to a singular “circus of desmadres.”


Sunday, November 03, 2019

Fans of #textmex and #browntv ... Help us out...

Sunday, September 22, 2019

What is Mextasy!? An Introduction to the Pop-Up "Circus of Desmadres" -- A Traveling Exhibition Coming Soon to a Gallery, Museum, or University Near You!



Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious is a traveling pop-up or gallery-based art show/exhibit based on the work of William "Memo" Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio García. The traveling exhibition was originally curated by Leticia Gómez Franco for Casa Familiar, San Ysidro, California, and Rachel Freyman Brown, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas. Upcoming shows are at Iowa State University and the Nepantla Cultural Arts Center, Seattle, Washington. Its most recent shows were at Northwestern University, Wabash College, California State University, San Bernardino, and Franklin & Marshall College.

Mextasy both reflects on and expands upon Nericcio's 2007 American Library Association award-winning book with UT Press, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America. In addition to racist artifacts from American mass culture (the bread and butter of Uncle Sam's unconscious and the backstory for the resurgence in anti-Mexican, anti-Latina/o peoples presently), the show also features works that is "xicanosmotic," that is, works by Mexican-American artists where the delicious fusion of the Mexican/US borderlands/frontera is writ large as in the deliriously delicious artistic tracings of Raul Gonzalez IIIPerry Vasquez, Rafaella Suarez, and Izel Vargas.

Visitors to this page interested in having MEXTASY invade their local gallery/university of choice should contact us here.


Friday, August 16, 2019

Laredo and Deconstruction: Roland Barthes, Mojado!

I just ran across one of my publications--a photographic deconstruction of my hometown of Laredo, Texas--available as a preview on Google Books. It sports one of my longest titles (and that's saying a lot as most of my titles are huge, annoying my editors and typesetters to no end over the years!). 

It's called “Roland Barthes, Mojado, in Brownface: Chisme-laced Snapshots Documenting the Preposterous and Fact-laced Claim That the Postmodern Was Born along the Borders of the Río Grande River, " and appears in Performing the US Latina and Latino Borderlands, edited by Arturo J. Aldama, Chela Sandoval, and Peter Garcia.

Apple's Safari app sometimes has a hard time parsing Google's code--if the essay does not appear below, go here to see it.

 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Preparations Full Steam Ahead for the Iowa State #Mextasy Pop-Up Exhibition and Lecture--Part of Their U.S. Latino/a Studies 25 Year Anniversary Symposium -- Saturday, September 28, 2019. Sun Room, Memorial Union

Preparations Full Steam Ahead for the Iowa State #Mextasy Pop-Up Exhibition and Lecture--Part of Their U.S. Latino/a Studies 25 Year Anniversary Symposium -- Saturday, September 28, 2019. Sun Room, Memorial Union

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jewish Solidarity Against Latina/o Victimization/Oppression by ICE: UPDATES via Twitter