la lengua muerta

Gulf Coast Art Corridor with labotanica present:

la lengua muerta

Opening reception: Friday, April 9, 2010, 6-8pm

Exhibition Dates: April 9 – May 15, 2010

labotanica is open to the public saturday, 1-5pm

labotanica presents La Lengua Muerta (The Dead Tongue) an exhibition of new works driven by private conversations about deciphering how Latin we still are. A group of uprooted and acclimating emerging artists are both subversively and romantically embracing classification as a point of departure to investigate their historical and current geography. 

A panel of established artists, curators and critics: Elia Arce, Margarita Cabrera, Aisen Chacin, Delilah Montoya, Ruben Cordova and Surpik Angelini, will participate in dialogue at labotanica, offering the artists their Latin Label experience. At the core of these dialogues lays the need to move beyond traditional categories of “Latin American Art” and to frame new definitions, visual languages and creative practices among these artists in Houston. 

La Lengua Muerta will yield visual and performance works to be as diverse (in form, subject, aesthetics, and influences) as being Latin American. 

Participating artists include: Daniel Adame, Chuy Benitez, Aisen Caro Chacin, Claudia Cruz, Sebastian Forray, Jonathan Lopez, Angel Quesada, Cheyanne Ramos, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, and Alex Soares. 

La Lengua Muerta is a Gulf Coast Art Corridor project curated by Aisen Caro Chacin  

La Lengua Muerta is a Gulf Coast Art Corridor project conceived and commissioned by Elia Arce, and supported by an Arts and Activism Exchange grant.  Arce is currently an Artist-In-Residence at DiverseWorks supported by a New Voices Fellowship, a Ford Foundation Initiative.