Press for “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.”

Updated June 12, 2020

Find below an archive of press for Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., organized by ONE Archives at the USC Libraries in collaboration with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

This press archive also includes articles related to presentations of Axis Mundo as a traveling exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI).

Cajanegra Editora: aliwen, El arte de amar en tiempos de pandemia, April 2020

Gulf Coast: Roberto Tejada, Latinx Art in the Future Imperfect, Vol. 32, No. 1 (Winter/Spring 2020)

Nevada Public Radio: Scott Dickensheets, People, Places, and Things We Love About Las Vegas: Praise of the Barrick Museum, January 1, 2020

Las Vegas Weekly: Geoff Carter, Genevie Durano, and C. Moon Reed, Immersive Productions, Relocations and Foundation Building Defined Vegas Arts in 2019, December 26, 2019

Times Union: William Jaeger, LA art sub-culture speaks loud at Williams College exhibit, December 6, 2019

btw Berkshires: Kate Abbot, Axis Mundo at WCMA rediscovers an artistic community in Los Angeles in the 1970s, November 24, 2019

WAMC: Seth Rogovoy, Rogovoy Report 11/22/19, November 22, 2019

The Williams Record: Danny Jin, Miguel A. López to speak on queer artistic interventions, October 30, 2019

New York Times: Daniel Hernandez, The Nightlife Outlaws of East Los Angeles, October 27, 2019 

The Williams Record: Mae Burris-Wells, “Axis Mundo” at WCMA displays queer Chicanx art and activism, September 11, 2019 

The Berkshire Eagle: Benjamin Cassidy, Historical look at queer networks in Chicano L.A., August 30, 2019 

iberkshires.comWilliams College Museum of Art to Reopen on Sept. 6, August 27, 2019 

Williams Magazine: Julia Munemo, Mundo, Recognized, Summer 2019

Las Vegas Weekly: Best Art Transformation: Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, July 25, 2019

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture: Catherine S. Ramírez, "Book Review: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.," Vol. 1, No. 3, July 2019

Hyperallergic: Zachary Small, Queer Artists in Their Own Words: Sarah Zapata Wants an Anti-Hero Society, June 13, 2019

Las Vegas Spectrum: Erika Abad, "Art defines who we are," June 2019 (Download PDF)

Out Smart: Lourdes Zavaleta, Houston's Lawndale Art Center Showcases First-ever Archive of LGBTQ Chicanx Art, May 7, 2019

The Williams Record: Mae Burris-Wells, "Alternative Art Histories" imagines future of Latinx art, May 1, 2019

Las Vegas Weekly: Leslie Ventura, Barrick executive director Alisha Kerlin is bringing the UNLV museum into the here and now, April 18, 2019

Glasstire: Top Five: April 4, 2019, April 4, 2019

Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture: Elena Shtromberg and C. Ondine Chavoya, "Lessons from Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA," Vol. 1, No. 2, April 2019

Houston Press: Susie Tommaney, April Art Shows: "Stonewall 50," Frida Fest, and British Pop Artist Derek Boshier, March 25, 2019Brooklyn Rail: Sarah Watson, Managing the Archive, March 7, 2019

Canadian Art: Lou Cornum, The World to Cum, February 26, 2019 

UNLV News Center: D.K. Sole, New Knowledge in the Form of an Art Show, February 20, 2019

Art Margins: Madeline M. Turner, Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., February 11, 2019

The Las Vegas Weekly: Dawn-Michelle Baude, The scope of Barrick exhibit 'Axis Mundo' reaches far beyond its community, February 7, 2019

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Madelon Hynes, This week's 5 best bets for arts & culture in Las Vegas, January 11, 2019

Las Vegas Weekly: Leslie Ventura, Traveling Art Exhibit 'Axis Mundo' Highlights the Work of LA's Queer, Chicanx Community, January 9, 2019

KNPR: Seekng to Spark Conversation, Barrick Hosts Lauded Exhibition, January 4, 2019

Them: Emily Colucci, The Top 10 Queer Art Moments of 2018, December 21, 2018

Thrive Global: Isaac Rouhtas, The Revival of Queer Chicano Art, October 16, 2018

The White Review: Kevin Brazil, The Uses of Queer Art, October 2018

Artforum: Alexandro Segade, A Maricón Beauty, October 2018

DU Clarion: Grace Gonzalez, Getting cheeky and Chicanx in the Shwayder Art Building, September 24, 2018

Artnews: Andrew Russeth, August: To the Beach, Buffalo Wings, Golden Bullets, Silver Balls, and the End of Summer, September 13, 2018

Westword: Susan Floyd, Eight Things for Art Lovers to Do and See in Denver, September 13, 2018

Westword: The 21 Best Events in Denver, September 11-17, September 11, 2018

Filthy Dreams: Emily Colucci, Down On The West Coast: Tracing The Intersections In “Axis Mundo: Queer Networks In Chicano L.A.”, August 19, 2018

Garage: Nicholas Chittenden Morgan, Dipping Into the Sonic and Visual Pleasures of Queer Chicanx Art in LA, August 14, 2018

New York Times: Martha Schwendener, What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week, July 31, 2018

L'Officiel: Osman Can Yerebakan, A Slice of L.A.’s Historic Queer Chicanx Arts Community Reaches New York, July 5, 2018

X-TRA: Lucas Hilderbrand, The Worlds Los Angeles Maricóns and Malfloras Made, Summer 2018

Hyperallergic: Daniel Larkin, Tribeca Art Spaces Yearn for Love in the Time of Cholera, June 25, 2018

Huck Magazine: Miss Rosen, An inside look at LA’s queer Chicano networks, June 19, 2018

Artnews: 9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week, June 18, 2018

ArtfixDaily: Association of Art Museum Curators Announces Awards for Excellence 2018, May 7, 2018

Artforum: Association of Art Museum Curators Announce 2018 Awards for Excellence, May 5, 2018

Artnet: Art Industry News: New Tapes Reveal the Truth Behind Francis Bacon’s Drug Bust + More Must-Read Stories, May 5, 2018

ArtNexus: Mari Carmen Ramírez, Pacific Standard Time, LA/LA: Latin American and Latina/o Art's Transformative Momentum, March–May 2018 (Download PDF)

GOOD: Liz Ohanesian, Latin American Art Goes Global With These Expansive Exhibitions, January 26, 2018

Artnews: Maximilíano Durón, Getty Foundation Releases List of Traveling PST: LA/LA Exhibitions, January 24, 2018

Rhizome: Arshy Azizi, PST: Sound, Video, and Copy Art, January 23, 2018

Artillery: Maximilíano Durón, Online: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., January 2, 2018; Print: Queer and Here, in Chicanx Los Angeles, JanuaryFebruary 2018 (Download PDF)

Artnet: Here Are the Absolute Best Artworks We Saw Around the World in 2017, December 26, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Carolina Miranda, An exhibition on L.A.’s queer Chicano networks shows how California artists connected with the world, December 21, 2017

British Journal of Photography: Charlotte Cotton, Charlotte Cotton’s Best of 2017, December 20, 2017

OUT: Michael Valinsky, Queer Chicanx Artists Find a Home in L.A.'s Axis Mundo Exhibition, December 8, 2017

PBS Digital Studios: Art Trip: PST: LA/LA | The Art Assignment, November 30, 2017

Art in America: Mashinka Firunts, Learning from LA/LA: Critical Pedagogy at Pacific Standard Time, November 30, 2017

Artishock: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., November 22, 2017

Art Agenda: Jennifer Piejko, “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” November 22, 2017

Carla: Katie Bode, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Reviews: Axis Mundo, Issue 10, Winter 2017

Hyperallergic: Brandon Sward, LA's Queer Chicano Artist Networks, from the 1960s to the '90s, November 17, 2017

Aware: Gillian Sneed, "Bad Hombres, and Nasty Women": Pacific Standard Time: LA/​LA Examines Gender and Sexuality, October 31, 2017

ArtFixDaily: Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Yields a Permanent Legacy of Scholarship, With More Than 60 New Illustrated Exhibition Catalogues, October 30, 2017

Wehoville: WeHo Celebrates L.A.'s Latino Heritage with Exhibits, Dance and Films, October 27, 2017

LA Weekly: Catherine Wagley, 5 Free Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week, October 25, 2017

The Rage Monthly: Joel Martins, ONE Archives: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., October 2017

The Occidental Weekly: Jackie Dall, "Axis Mundo" highlights histories of LGBTQ and Chicanx artists, October 16, 2017

LA Weekly: Liz Ohanesian, East L.A. Punk Pioneer Gerardo Velasquez Lives On In a Chinatown Gallery Show, October 16, 2017

Dazed: Alexandra Manatakis, The untold stories of America's queer Chicano art scene, October 16, 2017

Wonder World: Veronica De Andreis, Art | World | Los Angeles: Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., Fall 2017 (Download PDF)

Weho Times: Paulo Murillo, On Exhibit at MOCA – Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., September 28, 2017

Hornet: Stephen Horbelt, New Exhibit Explores How Queer Chicanos Shaped History and Changed the World, September 24, 2017

New York Times: Holland Cotter, A Head-Spinning, Hope-Inspiring Showcase of Art, September 21, 2017

The Art Newspaper: Jori Finkel, What to see at Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, September 16, 2017

VICE: Muri Assunção, Queer Chicano Art Is as Timeless As It Is Vital, September 15, 2017

Artnet: Julia Halperin, How Curators Used LinkedIn, Ebay, and Moxie to Get Forgotten Treasures Into Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, September 15, 2017

KPCC, Take Two: Leo Duran, The hidden history of queer Chicanos in LA, September 12, 2017

Artnet: Catherine Wagley, How Pacific Standard Time Is Writing Long-Overlooked Chicano Artists Back Into Art History, September 12, 2017

LAist: Curator And Educator Chon Noriega Discusses Protest And Activism In Latin American And Latino Art, September 12, 2017

The Guardian: Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles and Latin America collide – in pictures, September 12, 2017

New York Times: Jori Finkel, In the Art World, ‘Latinx’ Marks a Gender-Free Spot, September 11, 2017

LA Weekly: Eva Recinos, How L.A.'s Latinas Are Telling Their Own Stories Through Photography, September 11, 2017

The Advocate: Christopher Harrity, 16 Unearthed Works From L.A.’s Legendary Queer Chicano Art Scene, September 8, 2017

AFAR: The Massive Art Series in Southern California You Need to See, September/October 2017

The Cut: Anna Furman, Queer Chicano Artists and Activism in 1970s L.A., August 27, 2017

Daily Trojan: Catherine Yang, Museum exhibitions to debut in the fall, August 25, 2017

NBC News: Dan Allen, 9 Must-See LGBTQ Art Shows This Fall, August 23, 2017

Discover LA: 7 Experiences Not to Miss During Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, July 20, 2017

The Art Newspaper: Jori Finkel, Scholarship drives the next edition of Pacific Standard Time, June 26, 2017

The Fight: We Are Everywhere, February 9, 2017

The Huffington Post: Priscilla Frank, Latin American And Latinx Artists To Take Over Southern California Art Scene In 2017, November 18, 2016

The Art Newspaper: Jori Finkel, Pacific Standard Time expands scope to include Latino artists, March 30, 2016


Image: (top) Participants in the Christopher Street West Pride parade wearing Joey Terrill's malflora and maricón T-shirts, June 1976. Photo by Teddy Sandoval. Courtesy of Paul Polubinskas