Visual Art

San Antonio Arts Commission Declines to Rule on Queer Artist’s Censored Video

San Antonio Arts Commission Declines to Rule on Queer Artist’s Censored Video

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Despite being taken up at a meeting Tuesday of the San Antonio Arts Commission, Xandra Ibarra’s controversial video artwork Spictacles: La Tortillera remains in limbo. Ibarra’s piece was removed in mid-February from the “XicanX: New Visions” exhibition after City Attorney Andy Segovia deemed it was “obscene content” and

Centro De Artes OKs Queer Artist Xandra Ibarra’s Censored Video But Hurdles Remain

Centro De Artes OKs Queer Artist Xandra Ibarra’s Censored Video But Hurdles Remain

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. The sudden removal of Xandra Ibarra’s video artwork Spictacle II: La Tortillera prior to the opening of “XicanX: New Visions” at the Centro De Artes grabbed headlines in the art world. The video, available to stream on Vimeo, was deemed “obscene content” by City Attorney Andy Segovia and

‘Obscene’ Video by Queer Artist Xandra Ibarra Censored by SA’s Dept. of Arts & Culture

‘Obscene’ Video by Queer Artist Xandra Ibarra Censored by SA’s Dept. of Arts & Culture

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Until recently, the local artist duo Dos Mestizx was perhaps best recognized for ¡Adelante San Antonio! — a public art project at San Antonio International Airport that comprises outdoor banners, a rose window and an expansive indoor mural compiling myriad aspects of local history. Last year, the duo

Rainbow Crosswalk Inspires City to Approve Crosswalk Program for Other Neighborhoods

Rainbow Crosswalk Inspires City to Approve Crosswalk Program for Other Neighborhoods

The City of San Antonio announced on June 20 that the City Council authorized the creation of a Community Crosswalk Program that will allow decorative elements at crosswalks across the city. The rainbow crosswalk that was installed last year at the corner of Evergreen and North Main served as the inspiration for “artistic” crosswalks in

Short Film About San Antonio’s Pointless Sisters to Premier at Outfest Los Angeles

Short Film About San Antonio’s Pointless Sisters to Premier at Outfest Los Angeles

A short film abut a drag troupe founded in San Antonio 34 years ago by mainly Latino men will receive its premier on July 21 at Outfest in Los Angeles. The Pointless Sisters (which is also the name of the film) were originally started to raise money and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS. “We

Ruby City Show Features Video Installations and Photos by Filmmaker Isaac Julien

Ruby City Show Features Video Installations and Photos by Filmmaker Isaac Julien

Ruby City, the Linda Pace Foundation’s arts complex on Camp Street in Southtown, has mounted an exhibition of works by renowned filmmaker and installation artist, Isaac Julien. The show, Isaac Julien – Looking for Langston opens on February 28. Julien was born in London where he still resides. He came to prominence in the 1980s

Presa House Exhibition “Cicatrices” Focuses on Work by Gay Artist Jose Villalobos

Presa House Exhibition “Cicatrices” Focuses on Work by Gay Artist Jose Villalobos

Work by gay San Antonio artist Jose Villalobos will take center stage at the Presa House Gallery in an exhibit that opens on March 1. The title of the show, Cicatrices, translates into English as “Scars.” Last January, Villalobos was the recipient of a $25,000 Painters and Sculptors grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. He

Ruby City Fiesta Medal Features Symbols of Inclusive Transfeminism

Ruby City Fiesta Medal Features Symbols of Inclusive Transfeminism

Ruby City, the Linda Pace Foundation’s arts complex on Camp Street in Southtown, unveiled its 2019 Fiesta medal, which this year is designed by local artist Suzy González. The medal, titled Prayers to the People, features two hands united in prayer holding beads that lead to a rose with gender symbols referencing an inclusive transfeminism.

Gay San Antonio Artist Jose Villalobos Earns Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation

Gay San Antonio Artist Jose Villalobos Earns Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. The Joan Mitchell Foundation recently announced the 2018 recipients of its Painters and Sculptors grants, and this year’s list includes none other than Jose Villalobos of San Antonio, the lone Texas artist to receive $25,000 in unrestricted funds. San Antonio artists who’ve previously received the grant include Ruth

SA’s International Latina Feminist Zine ‘St. Sucia’ Celebrates Final Issue

SA’s International Latina Feminist Zine ‘St. Sucia’ Celebrates Final Issue

St. Sucia, the international Latina feminist zine that originated in San Antonio in 2014, will be celebrating the publication of its 14th and final issue on January 5 at Hitones. During the last four years, St. Sucia’s art director Isabel Ann Castro and editor Natasha Hernandez have distinguished themselves by creating a widely-praised publication with

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