Kevin B. Chen
Sergio De La Torre
This is not in Spanish, 2011
Neon
Courtesy of the artist & Kadist Art Foundation

Sergio De La Torre’s work about the Chinese immigrant community in Mexico looks at the ways in which this hidden population navigates the daily marginalization they encounter there. This sculpture comprised of Chinese characters translates as “this is not in Spanish,” making reference to both the famous Rene Magritte painting Ceci n'est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe) as well as signs posted in the windows of Chinese establishments in Tijuana.

Chico & Chang

June 11 - August 20, 2011
Intersection for the Arts
San Francisco, CA

Photo credit: Scott Chernis
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