acciones plásticas goes プリクラ chicano style

Acciones Plásticas プリクラ Acciones Plásticas プリクラ is a collaboration between artists Maya Escobar and Rio Yañez. The Latina Hipster a bad-ass Morrissey-lovin’, tuff-girl sexy chica The Latina Role Model a diploma totin’ intellectual, sexy, social media goddess The Homegirl a hybridized version of Escobar’s Midwestern Chach and Yañez’s West Coast Chola. In Acciones Plásticas Escobar created…

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Talking About Orchard Street

photo by Julian Voloj Maya and Gonzalo Escobar create Talking about Orchard Street, a multi-sensory interactive installation that explores the generational transmission of Jewish life through dialog.  The father-daughter duo traveled from Chicago to New Haven to conduct interviews with former members and friends of Orchard Street Shul and to record locals’ stories of growing…

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Nuevos Compañeros: Rio Yañez

My newest partner in crime is the talented, witty, godzilla and pikapika lovin’ Chicano artist and curator Rio Yañez. I first came across his Ghetto Frida two years ago, while working on the project Obsessed With Frida Kahlo. Immediately I felt some sort of cosmic connection-not to Ghetto Frida- but to her creator. And then to…

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Guest Post by Debbie Wolen: Ta’anit Esther and Mardge Cohen

Guest Post by Debbie Wolen*: Ta’anit Esther and Mardge Cohen I had never heard of the holiday [Ta’anit Esther] until one year ago, when Rabbi Brant said that the JRF and the RRC wanted to honor Dr. Mardge Cohen for Ta’anit Esther. Mardge asked me what Ta’anit Esther was. I had never heard of it,…

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Identity Issues Affecting Puerto Rican Girls: An Artist Speaks

In her essay The Myth of the Latina Woman/ Just Met a Girl Named Maria, Judith Ortiz Cofer describes her Puerto Rican upbringing in a strict Catholic home in New Jersey, where she was taught to behave like a proper señorita. Cofer explains that the conflicting messages she received as a child, were those commonly…

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Producto? Inc

UPDATE Braulio was featured on artnet.com Artist Alfi Rolón performing as part of Braulio Espinosa Castillo’s “Artistas de Hoy” Circa ’07 also featured a row of smaller booths housing individual projects by invited artists. One of the most popular was “Artistas de Hoy,” a project stage-managed by Braulio Espinosa Castillo of Producto? Inc., for which…

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