¿Qué Pasa, USA?
Silvia Beatriz Abisaab • Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess
Dominique Carella • Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero • Melissa Leandro
Victoria Martinez • Maya Grace Misra • Enzo Antonio Moscarella
Carlos Ortiz-Gallo • Kayla Quan • Michelle Lee
November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017
la Esquina Gallery | 1000 W 25 Street, Kansas City, MO
Curated by Lynnette Miranda
Taking its title from the late 1970s bilingual sitcom of the same name, ¿Qué Pasa, USA? is a group exhibition that considers a broad spectrum of experiences reflecting and responding to what it means to be a citizen in this country today. Informed by their lived experience, the artists present a different approach to addressing and deepening identity. Through abstracting and translating cultural symbols they reflect on “The Other” in a society that values and privileges Whiteness above all. The exhibition expands on the notion that American identity today is based on plurality and through a critically conscious approach each artist presents work that broadens our definitions of that identity. From video installation to site-specific fiber works, the exhibition weaves a range of narratives together to complicate our collective story.
Curated by Lynnette Miranda, ¿Qué Pasa, USA? was presented at Charlotte Street Foundation's la Esquina Gallery in Kansas City, MO from November 18, 2016 – January 7, 2017. Find out more about this exhibition at collectivegap.info and charlottestreet.org.
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