Tacos are a way of life in San Antonio, a source of cultural identity based on a culinary history dating to pre-contact Mexico. Recently, tacos have been recast in a deep-rooted rivalry between San Antonio and Austin as questions arise regarding authenticity, tradition and race. The taco is no longer just a taco, but a metaphor for colonial animosity and ancient grudges. Instead of mocking the symbolic power of the taco, however, atist Moe Profane holds a mirror up to all soldiers of the taco culture wars, allowing them to see and better understand the source of their anger, and provides a way for others to understand why tacos are such a touchy subject for San Antonians. More here.
2803 Fredericksburg Rd. San Antonio, TX 78201
Gallery Hours 1-4pm Fridays and Saturdays OR by Appointment 210.383.9723
HARD TO FIND BUT WORTH THE TRIP! Bihl Haus Arts is the historic building located inside the gates of Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments, at 2803 Fredericksburg Road(across from the Tip Top Cafe). Please park in the circle lot and enter through the walk-in gate. Overflow parking is available at Redeemer Church.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2-4 PM: “Queer Disclosure: Identity, Biopolitics and Medical Practice,” a gallery talk by Will Robertson (University of Arizona). Inspired by queer Latinx artist Michael Martinez’s exploration of “the function of stereotypes—how they come to inform law and the imagination of North America—in the age of state-sanctioned racial profiling,” this talk addresses the sociocultural effects of making queerness visible in medical environments. Robertson writes: “I explore the ways medical practice makes some categories of sex/gender, sexuality and race more or less visible than others through an examination of queer identity disclosure in medical settings. Drawing on the work of French social theorist Michel Foucault, I argue these acts of disclosure make queer bodies categorizable and thus more intelligible, countable, and controllable.”
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2-4 PM: “Dialog/Diálogo,” a gallery conversation led by guest curator David S. Rubin and featured artists Mark Anthony Martinez and Michael Martinez