Gabriela León Vázquez gave an artist talk at UC Santa Cruz on January 29th about her exhibition at UCSC’s Sesnon Gallery, Sunday Walk to the Zócalo of Oaxaca (Paseo dominical por el Zócalo de Oaxaca). She was born in Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico in 1973, and is currently living and working in Oaxaca. The exhibition, on display until March 8th, is a multi-media artistic response to the popular revolt and resistance that unfolded in Oaxaca in 2006 and 2007, including photos from the Peoples’ Guelaguetza (la Guelaguetza Popular) on July 16th, 2007.
The following audio was recorded at UCSC’s Oakes College room 105 and edited into two tracks; Gabriela León’s presentation, followed by the question and answer session.
The exhibition was organized by UC Riverside Sweeney Art Gallery and curated by director Tyler Stallings.
Here are some related links of possible interest:
- Gabriela León: Sunday Walk to the Zócalo of Oaxaca (photos from Sesnon Gallery)
- Paseo dominical por el zócalo de Oaxaca (video hosted on YouTube)
- UCR: Sweeney Art Gallery’s Profile Is on the Rise (by the Office of Strategic Communications at UC Riverside)
- Indybay coverage from the month of November 2006 when Mexico’s Federal Police entered Oaxaca City
- A Full Report on the Battle for Oaxaca, July 16, 2007
- Oaxaca Solidarity Alert List (low volume)
- El Enemigo Común — elenemigocomun.net (film and updates in solidarity with Oaxaca)
Crossposted at Indybay.org.