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Sights & Sounds: Lucía Sanromán

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Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Curator Lucía Sanromántold KALW’s Jen Chien about three great arts events happening around the Bay this week.

courtesy of the Museum of Capitalism

The Museum of Capitalism is actually not a long-term museum but a temporary installation in Oakland. Through a series of exhibits, the museum explores the phenomenon of capitalism with themes like race, class, and environment in the United States. The Museum of Capitalism is housed in Jack London Square in Oakland and will be open through August 20th. 

SANROMÁN: What I love about this project ... is that it really helps you to look at the many different aspects of this monster called Capitalism through the work of really significant, interesting, clever artists.

Mural by Rommy Sabrado-Torrico, courtesy of Galería de la Raza

Para Lxs (pronounced ‘Lexus’) Migrant Queers, a digital mural project by Rommy Sabrado-Torrico and presented by Galeria de la Raz. Sabrado-Torrico says this mural “is centered around the ideas of intimacy as resistance (beyond the scope of romance), the complexity of identities.”  Rommy Sobrado-Torrico is a queer, undocumented, non-binary 'artivist' born in Iquique, Chile, raised in Naples, Florida. 

SANROMÁN: It's still a very complicated thing to be queer, non-binary in Latin America ... so I love how bold it is ... but the piece is not beating you over the head.


Sketch by Crystal Clarity, courtesy of CultureStrike

Visions from the Inside is a visual art project inspired by letters written by detained immigrants. Presented by The Mexican Museum in partnership with Culture Strike, it features works from artists like Crystal Clarity, Frances Mead, and Julio Salgado. The exhibit will be up at Fort Mason through August 20th.

SANROMÁN: I would encourage everyone to go see this exhibition and become involved in CultureStrike's activities if they are committed to immigrant rights.