January 14 - February 25, 2017 at Minnesota Street Project
Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Rigo 23 and artisans and cultural activists from Chiapas, Mexico. Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program is organized around the theme “Another World, Another Path,” articulated by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) at the First Global Festival of Dignified Rage in 2009.
Based on the iconography and imagery of the EZLN, the work attempts to realize the possibilities of intercommunal and intergalactic dialogue through sculptures, tapestries, and painted murals that give shape and voice to the Zapatista community’s struggle for autonomy in the face of globalization.
February 18, 3 PM Un Encuentro con la Palabra/ A Meeting with the Word Poetry Reading at Minnesota Street Project
Anglim Gilbert Gallery is pleased to announce an afternoon of poetry, short prose, oral histories and performance hosted in conjunction with Rigo 23’s exhibition Autonomous InterGalactic Space Program.
The program will be celebrating openness and the desire to know, as well as the need to speak and resist in the face of compulsory silence.
Participants: Alejandro Murguia, Carolina Rivera, Chiapas Support Committee with poet Arnoldo Garcia, Klamath River People, Olmeca, Rigo 23, Ruvianne Torres-Fetsco, San Francisco Poster Syndicate, Shaghayegh Cyrous, Teokalli Traditional Mexica-Aztecs Dancers, and Zapantera.
The event is open and free to the public, and all participants are donating their time and talent.