Tijuana-based artist, writer and professor Roberto Rosique has written a groundbreaking book, De aquellos páramos sin cultura…Tres décadas de artes en Baja California: de lo retiniano a lo conceptual/ Of those barren ﬁelds without culture…Three decades of art in Baja California: from the retinal to the conceptual.
Rosique depicts the beginnings of the art scene in Baja, California from the 1980’s through 2010, which reveals an uplifting arts movement. In his book Rosique explains that there has been attempts to reunite this art phenomenon with what is happening in Southern California.
His work helps to open the door wide to understanding on both sides of the border. Reality has shown that the arts can bridge differences. https://www. saatchiart.com/robertorosique
There will be a brief power point presentation by Rosique with translation via earphones for the entire event. A panel discussion, Tijuana/Los Angeles, Common art aspirations and discrepancies: Bajo el Mismo Sol (Under the same sun), will follow. Panelists include Adolfo Nodal, Curator, Art Provocateur and former General Manager, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department; Susana Smith Bautista, Executive Director, Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA); Luis Ituarte, Pasadena-based international Citizen Artist and Jorge Guillermo Conde, Tijuana Cultural Promoter.
I was invited to serve as the MC for this free event which will take place at the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Room: 2nd on Fourth, Pasadena, CA 91109 on Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
For additional information contact me at gerdagovine@ hotmail.com.