Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano LA

September 9 – December 31, 2017

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is a part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a farreaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Axis Mundo maps the intersections and collaborations among a network of queer Chicano artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. This period was bookended by the Chicano Moratorium, gay liberation, and feminist movements on one end, and the AIDS crisis on the other. For many artists in the exhibition, Axis Mundo marks the first historical examination of their work to date. Over two decades of artwork encompassing painting, performance ephemera, print material, video, fashion, and photography will be presented.

Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Axis Mundo is presented simultaneously at the MOCA Pacific Design Center and
ONE Gallery, West Hollywood.

MOCA Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Find information on visiting MOCA PDC here.

ONE Gallery, West Hollywood
626 N Robertson Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Find information on visiting ONE Gallery here.

The ONE Gallery portion of Axis Mundo has reopened at ONE’s newly renovated, permanent gallery at 626 North Robertson Boulevard. The exhibition will remain on view simultaneously at the MOCA Pacific Design Center and the ONE Gallery through December 31

For more information on ONE’s future exhibitions, click here. You can also find an archive of past exhibitions here.

Image: Anthony Friedkin, Jim and Mundo, Montebello, East Los Angeles, 1972. From The Gay Essay, 1969–73. Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Gift of Anthony Friedkin. ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. Courtesy of Anthony Friedkin
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