OAXACALIFORNIA: THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE OF THE DUO TLACOLULOKOS
Sunday, March 1, 2020 – Sunday November 8, 2020
Dario Canul (1986) y Cosijoesa Cernas (1992)
Gabriela Urtiaga, Chief Curator
The exhibition of For the Pride of Your Hometown, the Way of the Elders and in Memory of the Forgotten (2016-2017) by Oaxacan artistic duo Tlacolulokos, Dario Canul (1986) y Cosijoesa Cernas (1992), showcase the murals that participated in the project Visualizing Language organized by The Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Public Library for the PST LA: LA project that occurred in 2017.
The murals explore the intersections of language and culture as a key lifeline – sustaining the shared experience between Los Angeles and Mexico, and beyond. By focusing on exploring the history and underrepresentation of indigenous peoples, the murals address how migration and the socio-political environment shape identity and cultural traditions.
These murals are now part of the MOLAA Permanent Collection and will continue to be available to the public at the Museum as part of an exhibition to showcase their relevance within the context of LatinX communities in California. These murals will also be accompanied by a comprehensive and dynamic interpretive program that expands on the symbols used in each mural.
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The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art.