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Rigo 23: Autonomous Space Program

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Autonomous Space Program , 2011 © source imagery by Tomás, Morelia Caracol
Rigo 23: Autonomous Space Program

631 West 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
April 22nd, 2012 - June 17th, 2012
Opening: April 21st, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://redcat.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
redcatpr@calarts.edu
PHONE:  
213-237-2800
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 12-6 or Intermission

DESCRIPTION

Initiated by San Francisco-based artist Rigo 23, Autonomous Space Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration with weavers, seamstresses, painters, carpenters, and cultural activists from Southern Chiapas, Mexico. Conceived as a series of sculptures and large-scale environments, Rigo 23’s project for the Gallery at REDCAT is the outgrowth of direct negotiations with the Good Government Junta of Morelia, Chiapas, developed around the theme “Another World, Another Path,” articulated in 2009 by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) at the First Global Festival of Dignified Rage—an event that marked the group’s fifteenth anniversary and underscored its belief in a utopia related to Mayan conceptions of the cosmos. Autonomous Space Program takes the form of a planetarium, in which constellations and spacecrafts based on the iconography and imagery of the EZLN are realized for the purposes of intercommunal and intergalactic dialogue.

Funded in part with generous support from the EDELO Residency Program, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico.