Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.
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.

Find Axis Mundo at two simultaneous locations in West Hollywood.

MOCA Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Information and hours for visiting MOCA PDC here.

ONE Gallery, West Hollywood
9007 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Information and hours for visiting the ONE Gallery here.

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.

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


Upcoming Programs

Constellations and Connections: A Panel Discussion on “Axis Mundo

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3pm

West Hollywood Council Chambers
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Admission is free.

Held on occasion of the exhibition Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., this roundtable discussion will consider recovering queer Chicana/o histories and artist’s archives. Participants will discuss how the exhibition seeks to map news directions for research and scholarship while sharing some surprising finds and unexpected connections uncovered during the process of organizing Axis Mundo. Panel participants include C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz, the co-curators on Axis Mundo; Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at UC Berkeley; and Richard T. Rodríguez, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside.

This program is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program. For more information, please visit weho.org/arts or follow @WeHoArts.









Beethoven Was a Lesbian: A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 4-7pm

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Find location, hours, and parking information for ONE Archives here.

Admission is free. Reservations required.

USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
USC Alumni: To RSVP, click here.
General Public: To RSVP, click here.

One of the foremost avant-garde composers of her generation, Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016) expanded our understanding and perception of sound. In her groundbreaking career, Oliveros consistently experimented with new musical forms, emphasizing the potential of non-hierarchal musical practices and collaboration. An influential figure in Southern California’s artistic communities during the 1970s, Oliveros’s work was inspired by and deeply committed to the women’s movement. “Beethoven Was a Lesbian: A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros” is presented in conjunction with Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

Join us for ONE Queer Garden Club for a mosaic tile workshop on October 14, 2017!

The initial aim of the OQGC is to improve the physical garden terrain around ONE Archives. Over time, the garden and OQGC will evolve to build a Legacy Garden, a creative place to commemorate the many queer ancestors who have contributed to our lives and LGBTQ history.

The OQGC will gather at various intervals throughout the year at ONE Archives. Our time will be spent with our hands in the earth and in discussion with each other.

First meeting: Saturday, March 25, 1-4pm ✓
Second meeting: Saturday, April 8, 1-4pm ✓
Third meeting: Saturday, April 22, 1-4pm ✓
Fourth meeting: Saturday, May 20, 10am-3pm  ✓
Fifth meeting: Saturday, July 22, 10am-1pm ✓
Sixth meeting: Saturday, September 23, 10am-2pm ✓
Seventh meeting: Saturday, October 14, 10am-2pm

Location: ONE Archives
909 W. Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Future dates & times TBD by the members of OQGC.
You do not need to be present for every meeting to be a member or to share your interest.

All levels of gardening skills, knowledge, and abilities are welcome.
You are encouraged to bring: gardening attire, gloves, small garden tools, ideas and creativity.
Refreshments provided.

For more information, please click here. We hope to see you there!


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