Conversaciones de Campo a Campo
English & Spanish
Published by The Press @ Fresno State
Boom Oaxaca: Conversaciones de Campo a Campo exhibition, Arte Américas, Fresno, CA. March 4th, 2022-August 14th, 2022.
Boom Oaxaca is an invitation to participate in local and transnational conversations around food sovereignty and Indigenous sovereignty as issues that uniquely converge in the Central Valley’s Oaxaqueño community. Boom Oaxaca is guided by the work of Narsiso Martinez and Tlacolulokos, who use self-representation and visibility as an act of political rebellion, and as an autonomous approach to an ownership of culture. Grounded in the context of both Oaxaca and California, these artists create images of often invisibilized spaces, and in turn demand attention and humanize the experiences of their community. This exhibition is not just about representation, but about acknowledging communities that are reimagining their own futures, through art and cultural practices which are deeply rooted in the preservation of history and culture.The accompanying exhibition catalogue includes art plates, exhibition images, a full exhibition checklist, an interview between Narsiso Martinez and Tlacolulokos and four essays. Essays feature major themes in the exhibition including food sovereignty and Indigenous sovereignty written by Oaxaqueño scholars and cultural workers, Dr. Xochitl Flores-Marcial, Dr. Sarait Martinez, Dr. Brenda Nicolas, Dr. Jorge Ramirez Lopez, and Rosalba Lopez-Ramirez.