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Aztlán to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján

UC Irvine’s University Art Galleries (UAG) will present the first survey of one of the most iconic figures of the Chicano art movement, Gilbert “Magu” Luján (1940–2011) and an accompanying publication.

The UAG’s retrospective will focus on creativity and invention in Luján's work in a myriad of sketches and drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Luján combined two world-making concepts, Aztlán, the mythic northern ancestral home of the indigenous Mexican Aztecs that became a charged symbol of Chicano activism; and Magulandia, the term Luján coined for the space in which he lived and produced his work, and for his work as a whole. Together, Aztlán and Magulandia represented both physical spaces and the complex cultural, geographic, and conceptual relationships that exist between Los Angeles and Mexico and served as dual landscapes for Luján’s artistic philosophy and cultural creativity.

Saturday, October 21 at 12:00pm to 6:00pm

More dates through December 16, 2017

University Art Gallery, University Art Gallery
712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-2775

Event Type

Arts / Humanities

Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students

Website

http://www.arts.uci.edu/event/aztlan-...

Cost

Free

Department

Arts

Hashtag

#ucitoday

Event Sponsor

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Event Contact Email

gallery@uci.edu

Event Contact Phone

949-824-9854

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