Curator Talk - Ric Kasini Kadour & Alicia Inez Guzmán

A premise of this exhibition is that history is not a single, linear narrative, but many threads woven together. Ruptures in the fabric of society can be traced to broken historical threads. While we may know our own history, we may not know the history of others. Curated by Ric Kasini Kadour and Alicia Inez Guzmán, PhD, this exhibition takes a cue from the late Chicano writer Rudolfo Anaya, who is best known for his fictional, but still true, portrait of New Mexico, Bless Me, Última. The light, the land, the mysticism, and the people were all his subjects — kinfolk in a constellation that spanned generations. Along the same lines, the expansive content of this group exhibition also spans multiple generations and understandings of New Mexico’s many histories, worlds born from beauty, violence, and a deep sense of place.