Simon Doonan—author and window-dresser-for-Barneys nonpareil—will be in Los Angeles this weekend to give a talk on the life and times of his friend, the late artist Mundo Meza (1955–1985), with whom Doonan collaborated on window displays at such West Hollywood boutiques as Maxfield Bleu.
Doonan’s talk is part of the ongoing PST: LA/LA exhibition AXIS MUNDO: QUEER NETWORKS IN CHICANO L.A. This program is presented in collaboration with ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program.
This weekend, a tribute to the avant-garde composer and performer Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016) will take place at the ONE Archives.
The afternoon-long event will feature “an open set of performances across multiple spaces, meditations, deep listening, archival film and video screenings, and discussions about Oliveros’s musical work, 1970s Southern California, and Latina and Latino musical history.”*
This tribute is a collaboration between the poet, author, playwright and director Ione, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and ONE Archives—in conjunction with the PST: LA/LA exhibition Axis Mundo—Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.
BEETHOVEN WAS A LESBIAN—A TRIBUTE TO PAULINE OLIVEROS, Sunday, October 29, from 4 pm to 7 pm.
ONE NATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN ARCHIVES AT THE USC LIBRARIES, 909 West Adams Boulevard, University Park, Los Angeles.
AXIS MUNDO—QUEER NETWORKS IN CHICANO L.A. is a PST: LA/LA exhibition exploring the links between queer Chicano artists and their collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.
Paintings, drawings, videos, artists’ magazines, mail art, flyers, and other ephemera by Skot Armstrong, Vaginal Davis, Mundo Meza, Tomata du Plenty, Teddy Sandoval (Butch Gardens School of Art), Joey Terrill, Jack Vargas (Le Club for Boys), and more are on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center and the ONE Archives Gallery through the end of the year.
AXIS MUNDO is organized by David Evans Frantz and C. Ondine Chavoya, in collaboration with MOCA, Los Angeles.
AXIS MUNDO—QUEER NETWORKS IN CHICANO L.A., through December 31.
MOCA PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood.
ONE ARCHIVES GALLERY, 9007 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood.
For more on the ONE Archives Foundation, see:
Patssi Valdez, Portrait of Sylvia Delgado, circa early 1980s. Hand-painted photograph with ink and pastel, 20 x 36 in. (50.8 x 91.4 cm). Courtesy of Patssi Valdez. Photograph by Ian Byers-Gamber.
Harry Gamboa Jr., Roberto Gil de Montes, 1978. Gil de Montes shown with his work Tongue Tied in the No Movie exhibition at LACE, May 2–31, 1978. Chromogenic print, 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm). © 1978, Harry Gamboa Jr.
Gerardo Velázquez, The Neglected Martyr, 1990. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 66¼ in. (203.2 x 168.3 cm). Gift of the Nervous Gender Archive to the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries. Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen.