Kevin B. Chen
Angelica Muro & Juan Luna-Avin
Untitled (Club Lido), 2011
Neon and mixed media hand-made book (ed. of 3)

Pages 12-13

Angelica Muro’s work addresses the different psychosocial codes of class and identity in California culture. Although San Jose, CA (where Muro is based) is home to a large Mexican and Vietnamese demographic, these two cultural groups rarely come together. Collaborating with artist Juan Luna-Avin, she proposes a narrative where these two cultures intersect in both a fictional space as well as a real location, an entertainment venue in downtown San Jose called Lido Night Club. The cultural balance at this venue teeters between a downstairs Mexican cantina and an upstairs Vietnamese dance club. Muro & Luna-Avin look at the cultural similarities of these two immigrant groups through the lens of this unique venue.

Chico & Chang

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