LA Cultural Events
AXIS MUNDO: QUEER NETWORKS IN CHICANO LA September 9- December 31, 2017 @ MOCA Pacific Design Center
Museum of Contemporary Art Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am- 5 pm; Saturdays & Sundays 11 am- 6 pm
Organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. maps the intersections and collaborations among a network of queer Chicano artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This period was bookended on one side by the Chicano Moratorium and the gay liberation and feminist movements and on the other by the AIDS crisis. Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. marks the first historical consideration of these artists in the context of broader artistic and cultural movements: mail art, the rise of alternative print media, fashion culture, punk music, and artists’ responses to the AIDS epidemic.