Curated by Erika Hirugami, MAAB.
Semiotics of culture attempt to structure systems; the meaning of symbols, they way they are created, perceived, read, 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 Latinx, 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. Be it by design, language analysis, identity examination, systematic creation, or inclusion reflection; 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.
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Exhibition in partnership with UCF Art Gallery • Opening September 26, 2019