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"Lo que me queda de tu amor (What’s Left of Your Love for Me)" considers how artists from distinct backgrounds carry and pass on personal, familial, cultural, and communal histories from one generation to another. Mainstream American culture traditionally values and presents these stories differently from the community members themselves. Curated by Francis Almendárez and Mary Montenegro, this exhibition highlights how artists use, contest, and rework traditional notions of an archive.

Through movement, text, sound, performance and improvisation, these artists conjure intergenerational and cultural histories. In doing so, they reflect how their respective cultures and histories have been maintained and their communities have thrived, despite the odds against them. Collectively, these works question the accessibility of archives, since those who have historically shared them are rarely from the communities that produced them.

The title of this exhibition is inspired by Selena’s "Fotos y Recuerdos (Pictures and Memories)," with lyrics that consider memory, loss, and love. While on view, this exhibition will evolve, with artists activating, modifying, and responding to their work. Ultimately, Lo que me queda de tu amor reconsiders its own format and function as an exhibition to challenge who and what archives traditionally serve. A written response to the exhibit will be given by Dr. Stalina Villarreal as both object and performance.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until December 10.

"Lo que me queda de tu amor (What’s Left of Your Love for Me)" considers how artists from distinct backgrounds carry and pass on personal, familial, cultural, and communal histories from one generation to another. Mainstream American culture traditionally values and presents these stories differently from the community members themselves. Curated by Francis Almendárez and Mary Montenegro, this exhibition highlights how artists use, contest, and rework traditional notions of an archive.

Through movement, text, sound, performance and improvisation, these artists conjure intergenerational and cultural histories. In doing so, they reflect how their respective cultures and histories have been maintained and their communities have thrived, despite the odds against them. Collectively, these works question the accessibility of archives, since those who have historically shared them are rarely from the communities that produced them.

The title of this exhibition is inspired by Selena’s "Fotos y Recuerdos (Pictures and Memories)," with lyrics that consider memory, loss, and love. While on view, this exhibition will evolve, with artists activating, modifying, and responding to their work. Ultimately, Lo que me queda de tu amor reconsiders its own format and function as an exhibition to challenge who and what archives traditionally serve. A written response to the exhibit will be given by Dr. Stalina Villarreal as both object and performance.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until December 10.

"Lo que me queda de tu amor (What’s Left of Your Love for Me)" considers how artists from distinct backgrounds carry and pass on personal, familial, cultural, and communal histories from one generation to another. Mainstream American culture traditionally values and presents these stories differently from the community members themselves. Curated by Francis Almendárez and Mary Montenegro, this exhibition highlights how artists use, contest, and rework traditional notions of an archive.

Through movement, text, sound, performance and improvisation, these artists conjure intergenerational and cultural histories. In doing so, they reflect how their respective cultures and histories have been maintained and their communities have thrived, despite the odds against them. Collectively, these works question the accessibility of archives, since those who have historically shared them are rarely from the communities that produced them.

The title of this exhibition is inspired by Selena’s "Fotos y Recuerdos (Pictures and Memories)," with lyrics that consider memory, loss, and love. While on view, this exhibition will evolve, with artists activating, modifying, and responding to their work. Ultimately, Lo que me queda de tu amor reconsiders its own format and function as an exhibition to challenge who and what archives traditionally serve. A written response to the exhibit will be given by Dr. Stalina Villarreal as both object and performance.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until December 10.

WHEN

WHERE

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
https://lawndaleartcenter.org/exhibition/lo-que-me-queda-de-tu-amor/

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