Saturday, November 16, 2019

Saturday November 16, 2019 #mextasy #seattlemextasy opening nite fiesta!

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Tonight is opening night!
Calling all Seattle/Tacoma fans of all things Latina/o, Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicana/o, Hispanic (don't panic!),... and, of course, we can't forget our new moniker Latinx!!!
6-9 pm tonight
Nepantla Cultural Arts Center 
9414 Delridge Way SW 
Seattle WA 98106
818-357-0195
nepantlaculturalarts@gmail.com
Free and Open to the public--all Raza especially invited (their amigas/os y allies as well!). I will be speaking at 7pm or so and shilling all kinds of mexy swag--t-shirts! posters! books! etc!
Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious is a traveling pop-up art show collecting the work and sharing the decadent Latina/o art collection of William Anthony Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio García . The traveling exhibition was originally curated by Leticia Gómez Franco for Casa Familiar, San Ysidro, California , and Rachel Freyman Brown, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas —Mextasy both reflects on and expands upon Nericcio's 2007 American Library Association award-winning book with UT Press, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucination of the "Mexican" in America​. In addition to racist artifacts from American mass culture (the bread and butter of Uncle Sam's unconscious and the backstory for the resurgence in anti-Mexican, anti-Latina/o peoples presently), the show also features works that is that is, works by Mexican-American and other Latinx artists where the delicious fusion of the Mexican/US borderlands/frontera is writ large as in the deliriously delicious artistic tracings of Kim Navarro, Chikle, Perry Vasquez, and Izel Vargas. 
The Seattle show at Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery​ (fueled by the arts cool genre in Friends of the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery​, is a totally new curated experience dreamed up by Nericcio, Nericcio García, and Nepantla Guru Jake Prendez​. Hot on the heels of the hit #Mextasy show at Iowa State University celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Latina/o Studies Program there, it appears here in Seattle to treat the Pacific Northwest to a singular “circus of desmadres.”


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Worldwide Agents of #mextasy! We Need an Assist!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

What is Mextasy!? An Introduction to the Pop-Up "Circus of Desmadres" -- A Traveling Exhibition Coming Soon to a Gallery, Museum, or University Near You!



Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious is a traveling pop-up or gallery-based art show/exhibit based on the work of William "Memo" Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio García. The traveling exhibition was originally curated by Leticia Gómez Franco for Casa Familiar, San Ysidro, California, and Rachel Freyman Brown, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas. Upcoming shows are at Iowa State University and the Nepantla Cultural Arts Center, Seattle, Washington. Its most recent shows were at Northwestern University, Wabash College, California State University, San Bernardino, and Franklin & Marshall College.

Mextasy both reflects on and expands upon Nericcio's 2007 American Library Association award-winning book with UT Press, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America. In addition to racist artifacts from American mass culture (the bread and butter of Uncle Sam's unconscious and the backstory for the resurgence in anti-Mexican, anti-Latina/o peoples presently), the show also features works that is "xicanosmotic," that is, works by Mexican-American artists where the delicious fusion of the Mexican/US borderlands/frontera is writ large as in the deliriously delicious artistic tracings of Raul Gonzalez IIIPerry Vasquez, Rafaella Suarez, and Izel Vargas.

Visitors to this page interested in having MEXTASY invade their local gallery/university of choice should contact us here.


Friday, August 23, 2019