It’s 7:25 a.m, 61° and headed to a cool 65°. Details are here.
We talked last week to Carolina Ponce de Leon, the director at the Galería de la Raza, which has been here for 41 years, testing the edge and looking for new ways in which Latino artists are dealing with identity and social issues.
Talking to her reminded me of the show going on in Los Angeles of ASCO: Elite of the Obscure.
ASCO – Spanish for yuk or disgust – was a loose collective working in the 70s and 80s that used “performance, public art, and multimedia to respond to social and political turbulence in Los Angeles and beyond,” as the museum’s site explains.
But it wasn’t just art from a community largely ignored by the mainstream. The NYT writes “…the story of Asco lies even deeper, one of a subculture within a subculture, a group of artists fueled not just by their marginal existence within their city and country but by their alienation from the Chicano art movement as well.” Read more and see the slideshow here.
Mission Loc@l got a nice write up in streetfightmag from Alex Salkever. Our multimedia editor’s favorite line – “It has captured some of the hyperlocal lighting in a bottle.” It is a lovely line. Thank you Alex!
We did not, however, win the SF Weekly best blog award given out over the weekend. Finalist yes, but the winner was Mission Mission. Congrats to all of you.