Upcoming Events

Screening: Brimstone & Glory

September 19, 6pm

Join us for a screening of Brimstone & Glory, a documentary directed by Viktor Jakovleski that chronicles the days and months leading up to the National Pyrotechnic Festival in the Mexican town of Tultepec, where three-quarters of the residents work in pyrotechnics.



Workshop: Papier-mâché Lanterns and Piñatas

Sept 21, 2-4pm

This hands-on workshop invites participants to experience the papier-mâché artistry prominent in Tultepec, Mexico, where traditional methods of papier-mâché fabrication are used to create the sculptural foundations for elaborate pyrotechnic displays.



Voices: Ephraim Asili

Measuring Time

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

Artist Filmmaker Ephraim Asili explores the question of how we “measure time” as it relates to his recent creative output in film, music, and photography. The lecture will include excerpts from films, a photo slideshow, and live sonic explorations.


Subverting Technologies of Repression

Conversation with Emmanuel Ortega and Adela Goldbard

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 4-6pm
Location: Gallery 400 Lecture Room

Subverting Technologies of Repression is a conversation between Emmanuel Ortega and Adela Goldbard, sharing research on topics of Mexican resistances against historical repression. Ortega and Goldbard will give individual presentations on their research followed by a collaborative discussion.


Pyrotechnic Performance: The Last Judgement

Saturday, November 2nd, 6:30 pm

Address: La Villita Park, 2800 S Sacramento Ave

Come witness a firework performance celebrating the neighborhood stories of Little Village by the Mexican artist Adela Goldbard. This display will include papel machéstructures, firework, sound, and live performance.

Free to the public