Muxeres, El Comalito Collective, 2016.
Traditionally, men have been at the forefront of major art movements while simultaneously overlooking the womxn who have also shaped the evolution of art making. When womxn are used as subjects, it has historically been white men who have created the work, and reduced their story to an often patriarchal/male-centered idealization. Many museums and galleries in our present time are still a reflection of Eurocentric patriarchal work, while artists of color struggle to find a voice in the mainstream. Muxeres serves to open up a safe space for artists who identify as womxn, as well as trans, Gender Non Conforming, and Gender Fluid. By using the term “Muxer” we acknowledge the power in telling our own stories, reclaiming our roots, and using our perspectives as a tool to facilitate change that transcends the art world. We reserve the right to speak on our sexuality, colorism, Eurocentric beauty standards, the effects of gentrification, the complexity of gender, and more. Telling a story through our own lens is crucial to representation, normalization, and reversing the effects of dehumanizing stereotypes. Muxeres is a means of celebrating the many dimensions in which our bodies, spirits, and minds react to our ever changing world.
Date(s) - Fri, Apr 8, 2016
El Comalito Collective
302 Georgia Street, Vallejo
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