Xicanx Futurity exhibition at Manetti Shrem Museum
Decolonizing Healing: Everyday Rituals & Remedies
This plática/discussion centers practitioners engaged in thoughtful dialogue about decolonizing healing. Sacramento folk herbalist and “kitchen witch” Lola Venado is in dialogue with exhibition co-curator Susy Zepeda, Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis.
This exhibition focuses on the work of six Xicana artists: Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Felicia “Fe” Montes, Gina Aparicio, Gilda Posada, Melanie Cervantes, and Margaret “Quica” Alarcon. These artists engage in an intergenerational dialogue that centers Indigenous forms of communal and hemispheric ceremony, rooted in sacred relations. Collectively, their respective artistic practices inform an emerging conceptual and aesthetic decolonial social practice within Chicana/o/x Art.
Guest Curators: Carlos Jackson, Associate Professor & Chair, Chicanx Studies, UC Davis, Maria Esther Fernandez, Chief Curator, Triton Museum of Art and Susy Zepeda, Assistant Professor Chicanx Studies, UC Davis.
On view January 29–May 5 2019
Additional Programming Highlights
4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 14
Moraga is an internationally recognized poet, essayist and playwright whose professional life began in 1981, with her co-editorship of the groundbreaking feminist anthology, The Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. She is the author of several works of her own, and is a professor of English at UC Santa Barbara. She will be in conversation with co-curator Susy Zepeda, Chicana/o Studies, UC Davis.
4:30-6 p.m. April 17
This discussion explores recent exhibitions and museum approaches that challenge mythologies about sexuality, gender, race and power. How are museums responding in light of #MeToo, LGBTQI advocacy, Black and Brown Lives Matter, and other activist movements? Museum leaders address the aims and challenges in confronting societal inequities in diverse cultural contexts.