Sunday, November 22, 2020

New Rita Hayworth #Mextasy Poster


Own your own limited-edition, 11x17inch poster printed on archival paper stock, by ordering it here: Let me know via email, to, after purchase, whether you want it signed and numbered! There will only be 50 prints of this limited edition #mextasy poster.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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!

Updated October 21, 2020 | Last updated September 22, 2020

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 UC Riverside (virtual via Zoom, thx Covid!) and the University of Detroit, Mercy (eventually). Recent exhibitions include shows at Iowa State University and the Nepantla Cultural Arts Center, Seattle, Washington--other noteworthy gigs include performances 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.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Save Cash + Snag a World Premiere Special Offer for Frederick Luis Aldama's & William Anthony Nericcio's New Book, Talking #BrownTV: Latinas and Latinos on the Screen ... Pure #Mextasy!!!

Posted December 29, 2019 | Updated September 30, 2020

Crazy Sale! Going on Now! 
¡Venta Venta! 
  ¡Venga Venga!  

Hit the "buy now" button below our new book above to purchase your own autographed copy* of talking #browntv: latinas and latinos on the screen by Fede Aldama & Bill Nericcio from the Ohio State University Press. Only $28.95 plus 99¢ shipping (Compare to $34.95 + $3.99 Shipping + tax on Jeff Bezos's evil Amazon portal!)

Here's the skinny on #browntv:

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Talking #browntv
Latinas and Latinos on the Screen 

Frederick Luis Aldama
William Anthony Nericcio 

Conversation on the representations of Latina/os in American TV and film in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

“Talking #browntv wakes the world to the urgency for televisual media to willfully recreate the complexity and diversity of our Latinx communities.” —Aitana Vargas, award-winning journalist for the LA Times, BBC, and CNN Expansión 

My Dinner with Andre, except with two sassy Solons waxing wise and wacky on Slowpoke Rodriguez, Superman as Mexico’s savior, and other highs and lows of Mexican muses in American pop culture. Nomás falta the Tapatio on this intellectual popcorn!” —Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America 

Frederick Luis Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor and Director of LASER at The Ohio State University and the author, coauthor, or editor of more than thirty books, including Tales from La Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology (Mad Creek Books, 2018). 

William Anthony Nericcio is Professor and Director of MALAS at San Diego State University. He is the author of Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the “Mexican” in America. 

*Note you only get Bill Nericcio's autograph on this special deal--you'll have to reach out on your own to get Fede's John Hancock!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

What is pure #Mextasy?! Hearing Ruben Salazar Talk About the Chicanos of the Southwest -- We'll Never Melt Away ...