Friday 8 February – Saturday 4 May 2019
Mundo Latinx (Latinx World) presents the work of contemporary visual artists who raise questions around representation, diversity and reveal some of the many realities faced within Latin America and the Latinx diaspora.
Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, presents Mundo Latinx, an exhibition curated by London College of Fashion, UAL MA Fashion Curation alumni, White Line Projects, which will explore the representation of Latin Americans through the work of visual artists within a modern-day political, social and cultural context.
Showing the diversity of Latin America through cultural and artistic expressions, as well as social media, Mundo Latinx will examine how Latin American identity is portrayed and communicated and what impact these images have in shaping our attitudes around Latin American history and culture.
The exhibition will explore and challenge stereotypical interpretations of ‘Latino’ culture, which diminishes the complexities and nuances that exist and challenge the concept that Latin Americans share one identity. It will explore the dominant narrative, played out in the media, that characterises Latin Americans as exotic, criminal and powerless.
Including a multitude of disciplines from film, photography and illustration, as well as textile and fashion design, the works chosen to be part of the exhibition take the body as the starting point to critically investigate questions of identity, politics and power. Visitors will be immersed into the work of established practitioners from all over the world including Lucía Cuba whose provocative series Articulo 6 looks at traumatic events within recent Peruvian history and a new generation of voices such as photographers Diego Moreno from Mexico and Brecho Replay from Brazil, who are both challenging notions of Latin American identity and beauty.
White Line Project said:
“We were fascinated by the rich diversity of Latin America and the Latinx diaspora experience and wanted to address expectations of what Latinx means. This exhibition coincides with challenging times in the global political climate when it is particularly important to highlight identity politics and diverse representation.”
Further artists included in the exhibition are José Ballivián, Hugo Canuto, José Castrellón, Sabrina Collares, Carla Fernández, Jahel Guerra Roa, Guerxs, Natalia Iguíñiz, Lena Mucha, Silvia Röthlisberger/Latin Elephant, John M. Valádez and Adam Wiseman.