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CARNEGIE ART MUSEUM STUDIO GALLERY PRESENTS TRABAJ/HO
An exhibition showcasing the shared history and experiences between Filipinx American and Latinx American communities
Exhibition Dates: October 3rd – November 16th, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday,October 3rd, 2019, 5:30PM – 9:30 PM
CAM STUDIO GALLERY
329 N. Fifth Street
Oxnard, CA 93030
Thurs- Sat: 11am- 5pm
Sun: 1-5 pm
Or by appointment
OXNARD, CA, Sept 25, 2019 – CAM Studio Gallery presents Trabaj/ho an exhibition highlighting the shared experiences, history, and struggles between Filipinx and Latinx communities.
Trabajo and Trabaho are both “work” in Spanish and Filipino. These words share every letter but one. This crossover of language is a result of each culture’s history of Spanish colonization. While the meaning of the word remains ingrained in each culture’s history through an apparent shared crossover of language, there is more than what is on the surface of what work has been shared between these communities and the work that still remains.
The Spanish Empire was known as “the empire on which the sun never sets.” The impact of Spain on both the Philippines and Latin America, have manifested in a way that has allowed both communities to share both a history of work and resilience. The influence and power of that sun still has yet to set for the Latinx and Filipinx communities. Trabaj/ho aims to highlight how contemporary artists of Latinx and Filipinx descent are unpacking many of these shared residual influences from Spanish colonization and what these common experiences mean to them in their contemporary lives in America.
The exhibition features various media—from sculpture to site specific installation. The range of media mirrors the diversity of experiences of each of the 12 chosen artists. The artists featured are as follows:
Anna Liza De Leon Evangelista
Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza
The exhibition was curated by Jennelyn Tumalad and will open during the first two weeks of October while Filipino American History Month and Latino Heritage Month overlap.
For more information on Trabaj/ho or upcoming CAM Studio Gallery exhibitions and events, visit https://www.carnegieam.org/cam-studio-gallery