Artist's Talk: Sandy Rodriguez presents "Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón"
Join Los Angeles–based Chicana artist Sandy Rodriguez for a talk about Codex Rodriguez-Mondragón, a series of bioregional maps and paintings. Rodriguez replicated pre-Columbian pigments and paper to create Codex Rodriguez- Mondragón, which explores the geography and current political climate of the US Southwest and Mexico. The project is a response to the Florentine Codex, a sixteenth-century ethnographic study of Mesoamerican culture and history compiled by the Spanish Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún. Rodriguez will discuss how her project was conceived and how politics, botany, chemistry, interdisciplinary collaboration, civic engagement, and art history all had a role in its creation.
A related limited-edition catalogue with contributions by Charlene Villaseñor Black, Ella Diaz and Ananda Cohen-Aponte, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, and Todd Wingate will be available for purchase.
This event is organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.
This event is free and open to the public.
A recording of this event is available on CSRC YouTube.