The Moment When You Feel

The Moment When You Feel is an installation conceived specifically for the Mexicali Biennial at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art in the context of our current moment in which women of color worldwide continue to face systemic inequities with strength and determination. The installation manifests the mythical figure of Amazon Queen Calafia, the warrior who is the namesake and ruler of the island of California, as both welcoming and unwelcoming territory, promised land, power and performance through the crown icon, wall text and the appropriation of the red carpet that creates its own path around and up the white wall in the “welcoming” hallway of the museum.

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Opening reception Thursday, October 4, on display through December 15, 2018. Performance on December 1, 2018.