Abolish Borders/Derrumban Fronteras
Digital Mural Project by Gilda Posada
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Abolish Borders/ Derrumban Las Fronteras/ اهلا وسهلا بالمسلمين هنا/ پناهندگان خوش آمديد is based on Gilda Posada’s Destroy White Supremacy Project.
This mural pays tribute to our many loved ones- family members, community members, and many more- whose lives and daily decisions are being affected by imaginary and physical walls. This mural is a call to action against deportations, documentation, and racist policies that keep 500+ years of systemic dehumanization at play.
Artist Statement: I created a series of silk-screen posters following the November 8 election results. This project is based on the fascist rhetoric and racist platforms which manifested across the U.S. as part of presidential campaign. These works were fueled by the exhaustion, disappointment, and anger that was felt by many communities of color, who were told that they did not belong or were not wanted in this country. This artwork is a tribute to the many people who decided that enough is enough and that they would not go down without a fight. This project is for the great celebration of the revolution that has begun on account of these policies. But most of all, this work is for those who come together to relentlessly radicalize a better future for tomorrow in the name of the generations that came before us and for those that are to come after us.
Free and Open to the public. Street level on the corner of Bryant Street at 24th Street
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Galería de la Raza presents Échame Aguas, an exhibition that centers water as the source of all life.
We examine water through various lenses, as it connects to the political, spiritual and physical realms within our society. We use the phrase “échame aguas” which translates to “keep a lookout for me” as a gesture of solidarity for all communities being affected by water related issues that threaten the well-being and existence of our earth.
Water is fundamental to our humanity as it keeps our physical bodies hydrated and our energy sources alive, such as plants, nutrients, and animals, while also maintaining a moderate temperature for our planet. In today’s political crisis all of these factors - humanity included - find themselves in danger. The artists in this exhibition engage water issues impacting our communities like: the Keystone XL & Dakota Access pipelines, immigration deaths, water scarcity in Flint, Michigan, animal extinction and fracking.
In these works, we seek knowledge and expertise from the many generations before us. We look to these objects to light the path of survival for the many generations that are to come. We look to water for strength and fluidity in the resistance against political forces that pose a threat towards the living. We turn to water in our practice of resistance, inspiring us with its cleansing properties and its ability to transgress into multiple states and yet remain united.
Opening Reception: March 11th, 2-5pm.
Artists: Jesus Barraza, Kevin Caplicki, Cece Carpio, Lou Dematteis, Fe Evaone, Molly Fair, Thea Gahr, Tomahawk GreyEyes, Aaron Hughes, Sanya Hyland, Madison Hye Long, Sarah Lee, Colin Matthes, Josh MacPhee, Fernando Marti, Delilah Montoya, Rick Ortega, Roger Peet, Spectral Q, Pete Railand, Erik Ruin, Shaun Slifer, Jess X Snow, Mary Tremonte, Bec Young
Image by: Madison Hye Long, Behind Our Backs, Photograph, 2016.
Free and Open to the public.
Artists Open Call: Youth Exhibition
The Future vs. 45
Friday, March 31, 2017 - Sunday, April 30, 2017
One of the most powerful ways in which our communities have been resisting the new administration has been through protest and mobilization. The youth of this nation have led many of these events, especially in the Bay Area and it is in this spirit that we offer our next exhibition as a call out to them. We are seeking works from artists ages 14-21 across the U.S. who are bringing awareness to issues happening in their communities. We welcome work that explores misconceptions tied to people of color, the school to prison pipeline, everyday harassment of LGBTQIA youth, family separations and deportations, and reinforcements of oppression throughout our institutions, education system, and at home.
ARTISTS ELIGIBILITY | GUIDELINES:
- Artists must reside in the U.S.
- Ages 14-21
- We strongly encourage submissions from: gender-nonconforming artists, LGBTQIA artists, artists of color, womxn artists and art collaborators to apply
- Submit 1 to 3 (max) works; all mediums are welcome. The number of pieces that will be accepted will be determined by space capacity and number of submissions received.
- Provide JPG/PDF images OR video (max 5 mins) of work submitted for consideration. Please list the title, date, size and medium of each piece.
- In your submission, include a short bio (no more than 150 words). Tell us who you are, where you are from, your background, etc.
- Narrative (no more than 250 words): Tell us why you want to be a part of this exhibition and how your work aligns with the topic
- If chosen, the work must be delivered/mailed to Galeria de la Raza and be picked up by the artist/guardian/educator.
TO APPLY | ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:
- Youth Artists Call Out Announced: April 1st, 2017
- Deadline to Apply: April 30th, 11:59pm (PST)
- Selection Announced: May 6th (PST)
- Delivery of Work: May 11th by 5pm (PST)
- Exhibition Dates: May 27th - June 30th
- Exhibition Reception: June 3rd, 3pm - 5pm (PST)