PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractSIN MIEDO explores the theme of Chicanx beauty, aesthetics, culture, and imagery. It is a dialogue between Chicanx community artists from Tucson, myself as the curator, and viewers as they explore this theme through their own experiences, identity, culture, belief systems, and memory. This exhibition and the space utilize a community-centered approach which the exhibition is built around. The work created by the artists guides the conversation and dialogue concerning the theme. While the theme has been provided, each artist has their subjectivity and positionality that allows them to create work that is complex and important to be publicly shown. Sin Miedo encapsulates museum theories and practices of community art, institutional critique, decolonizing the white cube space, and participatory art. Sin Miedo also has an immense focus on the beauty and imagery aspects of Chicanx arts, filtered through a feminist lens, that incorporates those same museum practices and theories. This exhibition is designed to broadcast the voices of Chicanx community artists of Tucson and allow the audience to engage and immerse themselves in the gallery space and theme. Every artist that participates has their own unique story to tell as the Chicanx culture is as diverse as the experiences it brings.
Degree ProgramArt and Visual Culture Education