Semiotics of culture attempt to define systems; the meaning of symbols, they way they are created, perceived, inserted, constructed, disrupted, stressed, used and converge.

Latin America’s rich cultural heritage is made of countless languages, cultural identities, and communities of people who coalesce endlessly, multiculturalism defies categorization.

In the United States today, Hispanics, Latinos, Chicanos, Mexicans, Cubans, Colombians, Argentinians, Puerto Ricans and an endless number of other nationalities, affiliation, races, associations, identifications, and groups of individuals defy classification. They create a tension within the existing organization of parameters that disrupts functionality at every convergence.

The race of bronze has long been eradicated to give birth to a multinational hybridity that allows for aesthetic junctions such as those exemplified here by Barquet, Fernandez, Martinez, Mazid, Muirhead, Orta, Patiño and Rico. Be it design, language analysis, identity examination, systematic creation, inclusion reflection or sound alteration; all these artists coalesce to create a space for deliberate analysis on the systems of ideological creation that exist all around us, while provoking self insertion into the problematic narrative, to give birth to cultural entropy, and reformulate the existing networks within hybrid intersectionalities.

By Erika Hirugami, MAAB. 

 

Omar Barquet

Omar Barquet

Julio Orta

Julio Orta

Iain Muirhead

Iain Muirhead

Fausto Fernandez

Fausto Fernandez

Abdul Mazid

Abdul Mazid

Esteban Patiño

Esteban Patiño

Gabriel Rico 

Gabriel Rico 

Lino Martinez

Lino Martinez