Friday, March 21, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 15 4-7 pm
Curator Talk: Monday, February 17 10 am
Panel Discussion with Artists and Catalog Signing: Saturday, March 22 1 pm
Curated by CSUNâs Art History Professor Mario Ontiveros, this exhibition focuses on eight Los Angeles-based artists who reconfigure the genre of self-portraiture. Utilizing their body, their likeness, and/or the intimately personal, the artists encourage an investigation into representation that lingers somewhere between its construction in response to material, psychic, and sociopolitical conditions and those personas that one imagines, shuns and/or desires. Artists include Michael Alvarez, Yreina Cervantez, Christina FernÃ¡ndez, Harry Gamboa Jr., Sandra de la Loza, Shizu Salamando, Ana Serrano and Mario Ybarra Jr. A full color catalog on the exhibition will be available for purchase.
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Image: Sandra de la Loza, Mother and Child (detail), 2003
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Jerome Richfield Hall 118
Professor Caraza will do a reading and creative writing workshop at each session.
XÃ¡nath Caraza is an Award Winning Finalist in the 'Fiction: Multicultural' category of the 2013 International Book Awards. Her book, Conjuro, was awarded second place in the âBest Poetry Book in Spanishâ category and received honorable mention in the âBest First Book in Spanish, Mariposa Awardâ category of the 2013 International Latino Book Awards. Her short story collection, Lo que trae la marea/ What the Tide Brings (Mouthfeel Press, 2103) made the Notable Latino Books 2012-2013 by LatinoStories.com. She was nominated for the 2013 Pushcart Prize for short fiction.
Caraza is a writer for La Bloga (http://labloga.blogspot.com/ ) and she writes the US Latino Poets en espaÃ±ol column (http://www.periodicodepoesia.unam.mx/). In addition, she writes the poetry/narrative section for Revista Zona de Ocio (http://www.revistazonadeocio.com/ ). She has curated the National Poetry Month, Poem-a-Day project, for the Con Tinta Literary Organization since 2012. Caraza was a judge for the 2013 JosÃ© MartÃ Publishing Awards, The National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). Caraza has participated in Festival Latinoamericano de PoesÃa de New York City de 2013, X Festival Internacional de PoesÃa de la ciudad de Granada, AndalucÃa, EspaÃ±a de 2013, Floricanto Barcelona 2011 and 2012, and Festival de Flor y Canto 2010, USC. Caraza is an advisory circle member of the Con Tinta literary organization and a former board member of the Latino Writers Collective in Kansas City.
Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, July 25 All Day - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
Collective social action movements, whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society, have been a part of American life since the nation's earliest days. Protest actions, in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, riots, property destruction, occupations, labor strikes, local activism, or works of art, have spanned the political spectrum, defined generations, and shaped our uniquely American identity.
We invite you to view items from the Oviatt Library's Special Collections and Archives that document dozens of distinct and significant social action movements over the course of the 20th century
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - MIC Conference Room
Want to start a new club? We're here to help you make it happen! Your first step is to attend a New Club Workshop where you will learn about the process, responsibilities, benefits and basic requirements needed to establish and maintain University Recognition at CSU, Northridge. To register for any of the New Club Workshops listed below, please visit the Matador Involvement Center (MIC) and sign up at the front desk.