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CARSON—Film Screening: Searching for Posada
November 4, 2019 @ 3:30 am – 5:30 am
CARSON—The public is invited to a film screening and lecture by Jim Nikas, founder/director of the Posada Art Foundation and owner of the largest private collection of works by the Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). With film director Victor H. Mancilla, Nikas co-wrote and co-produced the documentary Searching for Posada: Art and Revolutions (2015). The event is presented in association with Legend and Legacy: José Guadalupe Posada and Contemporary Latinx Art, a multimedia exhibition and a series of public programs tracing the influence of Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) on contemporary Latinx artists. Free and open to the public. This exhibit will be on view through December 13, 2019.
Monday, November 4, 11:30-1:30
CSU Dominguez Hills—University Art Gallery
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Known for his animated skeleton figures—or calaveras—used in annual Day of the Dead observances, Posada chronicled and satirized his society in street art that appealed to the public during the reign of dictator Porfirio Díaz. Posada’s legacy was an inspiration to the Chicana/o art movement during the 1970s, and it continues to be an important touchstone for Latinx artists whose works address the political and social issues of their times in graphic arts, installation, performance, and film. Along with Posada’s original broadsides, the exhibit will include work by noted contemporary Latinx artists such as Ester Hernández, Rupert García, and Lalo Alcaraz.
This exhibition is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.