April 2008, Opening April 18th 2008 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) presents exhibition:

“The Question is Known: (W)here is Latin American/Latino Art?”

Guest curated by Anthony Torres

April 18 - May 24, 2008

WHAT: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) presents the exhibition “The Question is Known: (W)here is Latin American/Latino Art?”

WHO: The exhibition, curated by Anthony Torres, features works by Vicente Antonorsi • Adrián Arias • José Bedia • Claudia Bernardi • Luis Camnitzer • Victor Cartagena • Rolando Castellón • Enrique Chagoya • Ana de la Cueva • Lewis deSoto • Miguel Farias • Juan Fuentes • Rupert Garcia • Manuel A. Gomez • Matt Gonzalez • Luis Gutierrez • Sylvia Ji • Rob Keller • Geraldine Lozano • Manuel Lucero • James Luna • Manuel Neri • Bernardo Roman Palau • Liliana Porter • Gustavo Ramos Rivera • Clare Rojas • Claudio Roncoli • Raymond Saunders • Robin Savinar • Nahum Zenil

WHERE: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (MCCLA is ½ block from the 24th Street BART Station, and is wheelchair accessible.)

WHEN: April 18 - May 24, 2008; Gallery hours Tues.-Sat. 10am - 5pm
 Reception – Friday April 18, 7-10 pm (Reception – $5)

HOW MUCH: Gallery admission – $2

INFO: (415) 821-1155, MissionCulturalCenter.org

MORE: A related symposium on “The Question is Known: (W)here is Latin American/Latino Art?” takes place on Saturday, April 19, 10am-3:30pm, at San Francisco Art Institute (800 Chestnut St., San Francisco). Symposium participants are art historian Gerardo Mosquera, Adjunct Curator, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Alma Ruiz, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Judith Bettleheim, Professor of Art History, San Francisco State University; artist and human rights activist Claudia Bernardi; and Hou Hanru, Director, Museum Studies Program, San Francisco Art Institute. Organized and moderated by Anthony Torres, Independent curator and art critic. For more information visit
www.sfai.edu/page.aspx?page=281&navID=579&sectionID=4 or www.MissionCulturalCenter.org.

 Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA) was established in 1977 by artists and community activists with a shared vision to promote, preserve and develop the Latino cultural arts that reflect the living tradition and experiences of the Chicano, South American, and Caribbean people.


Diane Roby
RED Communications
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Anthony Torres

Anthony Torres is an independent scholar, art writer, and art appraiser. He has curated and traveled numerous exhibitions, and published extensively in Artweek, New Art Examiner, Art Papers and others. Additionally he researched and wrote the “Illustrated Chronology” and essay “Negotiating Space: The Sketch Books,” for the book, Frank Lobdell: The Art of Making and Meaning (2003).   

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