Mexicali Rose Media/Arts Center
Mexicali Rose is a grass roots communitarian organization dedicated to providing free access to artistic media for the community youth of Mexicali, Baja California. The purpose of this project is to give bordertown youth an avenue to express themselves and reflect their environment creatively and positively through art. The center serves the artistic community in 5 distinct yet unified areas: free media and artistic workshops, community gallery, microcinema, 24-hour free and uncensored internet radio, and a community library/video library.
Covet: The Elias Fontes Art Collection
Covet: The Elias Fontes Art Collection
Alonso Elias has collected emblematic work from seminal artists of the Tijuana movement.
Deep Focus: Rafael Veytia Velarde's Immersive Border Photography
Deep Focus: Rafael Veytia Velarde's Immersive Border Photography
Rafael Veytia Velarde has been photographing the Mexicali border for over a decade, bestowing visibility to the neglected and misrepresented portion of Mexicali's society.
The Sublime Frontier Pop World of Pablo Castañeda
The Sublime Frontier Pop World of Pablo Castañeda
Pablo Castañeda's work is a vivid patchwork of all that is beautiful and devastating about life on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mexicali Art Goes Global
Mexicali Art Goes Global
The work being produced in the desert border region of Mexicali has created a gratifying connection with East Coast and European audiences.
Graffiti Row: Outsider Rock Formations in the Imperial Desert
Graffiti Row: Outsider Rock Formations in the Imperial Desert
Graffiti Row is an approximately 2 mile stretch of outsider art creations in Imperial Valley, comprised of covert, man-made rock formations depicting anything from animals to names.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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