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DF-SF-TJ Gallery Exhibit

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Jason Wallach
Location Details:
Mission Cultural Center Main Gallery
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

February 12 - March 15, 2011; Opening reception Wednesday Feb. 16, 6:30pm - 9pm

Opening concurrently in mid-February, the MCCLA and the Fine Arts Gallery at San Francisco State University (SFSU) showcase a selection of powerful contemporary art from Mexico. Interrelated through a mix of politics and aesthetics, the parallel exhibitions explore issues of labor, migration and contemporary issues - amplified by a historical lens. MCCLA will present five video installations by artists including Carlos Amorales, ToroLab, Miguel Calderon, Sergio de la Torre, and Tania Candiani.

The exhibit is curated by Julio Cesar Morales and Maurizzio Hector Pineda.
Videos included in the DF-SF-TJ exhibition:

"La Hora Nacional /The National Hour" (2010) by Carlos Amorales, a color film with sound that is a reflection on the pre-Hispanic collection and proposes a radical rupture from the institutional interpretation of Mexican history.

San Francisco-based video artist Sergio de La Torre will exhibit "New Dragon City" (2008), Video which feature 6 Cantonese youths. Sergio's videos address the new reality of the Cantonese population living in Tijuana today.

Tijuana-based collective Torolab "Homeland: The Iu Mien Farm Tapes Project" (2009). The Iu Mien Tapes project follows a specific Asian community, the Iu Mien, through their journey of Traditions-Transitions-Translations, from their historical migration from China to Vietnam and Laos to their participation in the Vietnam War, followed by their life in refugee camps and their final settlement in Western United States.

Miguel Calderon will present his video installation "Los Pasos de Los Enemigos/Steps of the Enemy" (2006). A poster of a black panther on his bedroom wall inspired this project when he was a teenager.

Tania Candiani's "Battleground" (2009), a 2-channel video shot in both El Paso and Cuidad Juarez goes to war in the domestic sphere, protecting female bodies using common kitchen implements as both weapons and armor, in work that challenges the rules of engagement in the home.
Added to the calendar on Sun, Feb 6, 2011 5:06PM
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