8 February 2019 – 4 May 2019
Mundo Latinx (Latinx World) brought together the work of visual artists who raise questions around representation and identity to reveal some of the struggles for visibility, empowerment and justice within current social, political, economic and cultural structures. The selection of works challenges dominant stereotypes constructed through how people look, dress and behave, by showing the processes of affirming, transforming and reinventing heritage and identity. It puts emphasis on works that deal with underrepresented communities, including LGBTQI+, black and indigenous communities, human rights activism and workers’ rights.
Including a wide range of media such as film, photography and illustration, as well as textile and fashion design, Mundo Latinx also highlights the permeability of borders, the continual movement of people, which stimulates the formation of new ideas and identities, as well as large diaspora communities. Mundo Latinx opens amidst a challenging global political climate, when addressing identity politics and diverse representation, and enabling untold stories to be told, are particularly pertinent and important.
Visitors were immersed in the work of established practitioners from all over the world including Lucía Cuba whose provocative series Articulo 6 looks at traumatic events within recent Peruvian history and a new generation of voices such as photographers Diego Moreno from Mexico and Brechó Replay from Brazil, who are both challenging notions of Latin American identity and beauty.
The exhibition included work from José Ballivián, Hugo Canuto, José Castrellón, Sabrina Collares, Lucía Cuba, Carla Fernández, Jahel Guerra Roa, Guerxs, Natalia Iguíñiz, Diego Moreno, Lena Mucha, Brechó Replay, Silvia Röthlisberger/Latin Elephant, Dorian Ulises López Macías, John M. Valádez, Veteranas & Rucas and Adam Wiseman.
Curated by White Line Projects and commissioned by Ligaya Salazar.
Graphic Design by Studio Rejane Dal Bello