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Teddy Sandoval, Las Locas

Teddy Sandoval, Las Locas, c. 1980, acrylic and mixed media on unstretched canvas, 39 x 52 in. (99 x 133.4 cm), collection of Paul Polubinskas, photograph by Fredrik Nilsen

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA

Organized by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. maps the intersections and collaborations among a network of queer Chicano artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This period was bookended on one side by the Chicano Moratorium and the gay liberation and feminist movements and on the other by the AIDS crisis. Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. marks the first historical consideration of these artists in the context of broader artistic and cultural movements: mail art, the rise of alternative print media, fashion culture, punk music, and artists’ responses to the AIDS epidemic.

The exhibition will be presented at both the ONE Archives’ gallery in West Hollywood and MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is organized by David Evans Frantz, Curator, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, and C. Ondine Chavoya, Professor of Art and Latino/a Studies at Williams College, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Lead support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.

Exhibitions at MOCA are supported by the MOCA Fund for Exhibitions with lead annual support provided by Sydney Holland, founder of the Sydney D. Holland Foundation. Generous funding is also provided by Allison and Larry Berg, Delta Air Lines, and Jerri and Dr. Steven Nagelberg

In-kind media support is provided by