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Till Now: C. Ondine Chavoya

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As part of the School of Art’s Till Now lecture series, C. Ondine Chavoya will discuss the traveling exhibition “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. that he co-curated with David Evans Frantz. The exhibition was recently on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center and The ONE Gallery in West Hollywood, California as part of the exhibition “Pacific Standard Time (PST): LA/LA.” Chavoya will consider the process of recovering queer Chicanx histories and artists’ archives in the overall research for the show and accompanying catalogue. The multi-year research into both institutional archives and personal collections uncovered surprising finds and unexpected connections in the process of organizing “Axis Mundo.”

This project is supported in part by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

About the Artist
C. Ondine Chavoya is a professor of art history and Latina/o studies and the W. Ford Schumann Faculty Fellow in Democratic Studies at Williams College, where he teaches courses on contemporary art and visual culture. His research and curatorial projects have addressed issues of collaboration, experimentation, social justice and archival practices in contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include “Asco: Elite of the Obscure,” “A Retrospective, 1972 – 1987” (with Rita Gonzalez) and “Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography (with Lisa Dorin).  With David Evans Frantz, Chavoya co-organized “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.,” a collaboration between the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Chavoya is also co-editor of “Chicana and Chicano Art: A Critical Anthology” forthcoming with Duke University Press.

Image credit: Teddy Sandoval, “Las Locas,” c. 1980. Acrylic and mixed media on unstretched canvas, 39 x 52½ in. (99 x 133.4 cm). Courtesy of Paul Polubinskas. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen.

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Fine Arts Building, Room 110
UH School of Art
Roberto Tejada, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of English