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RADIOACTIVE: An Interview with Maria Gaspar  
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7/11/16

Chicago, July 2016: I spoke with artist Maria Gaspar about her upcoming project RADIOACTIVE: Stories from Beyond the Wall on the Fourth of July. We talked about mass incarceration, a central subject of Gaspar’s work, on a day that asks people in the US to reflect on freedom. Days after Gaspar shared her thoughts on art and disruption, names like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile started to break open the stitches of old and new wounds and raise questions about freedom. I couldn’t i... [more]

20160127170630-edra ArtSlant Prize 2014 Winner Edra Soto and Josué Pellot curate Present Standard at the Chicago Cultural Center  
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1/27/16

Present Standard gathers 25 works by 25 contemporary, US-based Latino artists who are in one way or another identified as native, linguistic or geographic immigrants. Guest curated by former ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto and Josué Pellot, the FREE exhibition runs in the Michigan Avenue Galleries on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center this January 30–April 24. Untitled, Luis Romero, 2015. Photo by William Bengston. The artists each play with the manifold meanings of "present" – as in contemporary, attending or existing – an... [more]

20101004125453-installationview2 La Lotería   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Raul Aguilar, Saul Aguirre, Natalia Anciso, Jose Andreu, Rene Arceo, Balam Bartolome, Tom Burtonwood, Javier Carmona, Mario Castillo, CHema, Miguel Cortez, Luis Delgado, Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Humberto Duque, Ala Ebtekar, Felipe Ehrenberg, Scott Espeseth, Jim Finn, Chris Flynn, Eric J. Garcia, Maria Gaspar, MAXIMO GONZALES, Maximo Gonzalez, Ruben Gutierrez, Daniel Guzman, Terence Hannum, Jill Hartley, Charles Hobson, Rodrigo Imaz, David Jones, Damara Kaminecki, Christopher Kerr, Michelle Korte, Andy Kozlowski, Mauricio Limon, Alexis Mackenzie, Gabriella Via Cal y Mayor, Gabriel Mejia, Hugh Merrill, Darren Oberto, JOYCE OWENS, Michael Pajon, Adolfo Patino, Adolfo Patiño, Marilyn Propp, Robert Ransick, Kevin Riordan, Michael Scoggins, Eduardo De Soignie, Fred Stonehouse, Michael Velliquete, Larry Vigon, Eddie Villanueuva, Teresa Villegas at Center for Book & Paper Arts September 9th, 2010 - December 1st, 2010
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Since the early 19th century, La Lotería, or lottery, has been a popular game of chance in Mexico and Central America. Similar to Bingo, it’s played with a deck of 54 named and numbered cards, each displaying a vivid pictogram. Along with regional variations of the decks, individual Lotería callers often imbue each game with unique phrases for each card that run the gambit from rhyming poetic verse to singular, surrealistic epithets that either illustrate or belie the imagery of the card in play... [more]

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