Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. maps the intersections among a network of queer Chicanx artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This was an era of tumultuous and inspiring political activism, from the emergence of the Chicano civil rights, women’s, and gay liberation movements to the political activism around the AIDS epidemic. These struggles galvanized many of these artists, whose work often explored sexuality, community, and social identity. Artists in Axis Mundo experimented across a wide variety of media, including painting, performance, photography, video, fashion, music, and mail art. Collaboration was central to these artists, who came together to form collectives, establish arts venues, and experiment with new social and aesthetic possibilities. While many were close collaborators, not all of these artists worked together. Both direct and indirect connections led to shared content and affiliated aesthetic strategies. Although this network was centered in Los Angeles, many of the artists participated in other artistic scenes, both nationally and internationally. Collectively, these practices constituted a form of queer worldmaking. Axis Mundo takes its title in deference to the artist Edmundo “Mundo” Meza, who was renowned among his peers and died from AIDS in 1985. Like many of the artists in this exhibition, his work has been rarely seen. Axis Mundo marks the first historical examination of artwork by queer Chicanx artists. Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is organized by C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies at Williams College, and David Evans Frantz, Associate Curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Exhibition Related Events: Thursday, January 16: Opening Reception, Thursday, January 16: Visiting Curators Talk with C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz, Thursday, March 26: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. Panel Discussion. Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is curated by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty to encourage ambitious research and exhibitions at Southern California cultural institutions. The exhibition is organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and organized as a traveling exhibition by Independent Curators International (ICI). Lead support for Axis Mundo is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by The Calamus Foundation of New York, Inc., the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts—the City’s Arts Division and Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission, Kathleen Garfield, the ONE Archives Foundation, the USC Libraries, and the Luis Balmaseda Fund for Gay & Lesbian Archives, administered by the California Community Foundation. Funding for the exhibition tour has been provided by the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees.

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Jan 26, 2020
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Feb 01, 2020
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Feb 07, 2020
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Feb 09, 2020
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Feb 13, 2020
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Treat Your Valentine at Mazza's

Feb 14, 2020
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2020 Chocolate Fantasy

Feb 15, 2020
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Feb 20, 2020
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An Evening with Suzy Bogguss

Feb 22, 2020
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Stand-Up Confidential at Indian Bear Winery

Mar 07, 2020
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Mar 20, 2020
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Mar 21, 2020
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Apr 25, 2020
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May 18, 2020
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Knox County Jazz Orchestra

May 31, 2020
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Jul 10, 2020
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Jul 18, 2020
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Aug 08, 2020
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Aug 22, 2020
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Aug 28, 2020
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Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra

Sep 06, 2020
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Living Room Series presents Lydia Brownfield

Sep 11, 2020
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Knox County Symphony Orchestra

Sep 27, 2020
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Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

Oct 03, 2020
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Mount Vernon High School Marching Band Concert

Oct 20, 2020
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MVHS Jacket Jam

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Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. maps the intersections among a network of queer Chicanx artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This was an era of tumultuous and inspiring political activism, from the emergence of the Chicano civil rights, women’s, and gay liberation movements to the political activism around the AIDS epidemic. These struggles galvanized many of these artists, whose work often explored sexuality, community, and social identity. Artists in Axis Mundo experimented across a wide variety of media, including painting, performance, photography, video, fashion, music, and mail art. Collaboration was central to these artists, who came together to form collectives, establish arts venues, and experiment with new social and aesthetic possibilities. While many were close collaborators, not all of these artists worked together. Both direct and indirect connections led to shared content and affiliated aesthetic strategies. Although this network was centered in Los Angeles, many of the artists participated in other artistic scenes, both nationally and internationally. Collectively, these practices constituted a form of queer worldmaking. Axis Mundo takes its title in deference to the artist Edmundo “Mundo” Meza, who was renowned among his peers and died from AIDS in 1985. Like many of the artists in this exhibition, his work has been rarely seen. Axis Mundo marks the first historical examination of artwork by queer Chicanx artists. Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is organized by C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art and Latina/o Studies at Williams College, and David Evans Frantz, Associate Curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Exhibition Related Events: Thursday, January 16: Opening Reception, Thursday, January 16: Visiting Curators Talk with C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz, Thursday, March 26: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. Panel Discussion. Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is curated by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty to encourage ambitious research and exhibitions at Southern California cultural institutions. The exhibition is organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and organized as a traveling exhibition by Independent Curators International (ICI). Lead support for Axis Mundo is provided through grants from the Getty Foundation. This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by The Calamus Foundation of New York, Inc., the City of West Hollywood through WeHo Arts—the City’s Arts Division and Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission, Kathleen Garfield, the ONE Archives Foundation, the USC Libraries, and the Luis Balmaseda Fund for Gay & Lesbian Archives, administered by the California Community Foundation. Funding for the exhibition tour has been provided by the generous support from ICI’s International Forum and the ICI Board of Trustees.

Justin Sorensen: Familiar Shapes

Jan 13, 2020
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Annual First Responders Recognition Day

Jan 25, 2020
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Paddle for Heroes 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Jan 25, 2020
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Poetry Potluck

Jan 26, 2020
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Dueling Pianos to help United Way of Knox County

Feb 01, 2020
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The 77th Annual Danville Lions Club Raccoon Dinner

Feb 03, 2020
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Red & Six @ The Bad Apple

Feb 07, 2020
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Girls and Women In Sports Day

Feb 09, 2020
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Elixir Presents: Chautauqua Series 2020

Feb 13, 2020
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Treat Your Valentine at Mazza's

Feb 14, 2020
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2020 Chocolate Fantasy

Feb 15, 2020
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Not So Different - Movie Premiere

Feb 20, 2020
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An Evening with Suzy Bogguss

Feb 22, 2020
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Stand-Up Confidential at Indian Bear Winery

Mar 07, 2020
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Living Room Series presents Sarah Goslee Reed

Mar 20, 2020
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Masquerade Ball

Mar 21, 2020
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Quilters Market Day

Apr 25, 2020
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The Woodward Welcomes Songs at the Center TV

May 18, 2020
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Knox County Jazz Orchestra

May 31, 2020
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21st Annual Golf Classic

Jul 10, 2020
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McGuffey Lane

Jul 18, 2020
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Kim Weitkamp Benefit for Feed the Vern

Aug 08, 2020
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Kokosing River BrewFest

Aug 22, 2020
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The McCartney Project

Aug 28, 2020
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Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra

Sep 06, 2020
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Living Room Series presents Lydia Brownfield

Sep 11, 2020
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Knox County Symphony Orchestra

Sep 27, 2020
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Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

Oct 03, 2020
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Mount Vernon High School Marching Band Concert

Oct 20, 2020
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MVHS Jacket Jam

Oct 27, 2020
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