Select pieces from The Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy will be included in an upcoming UCR ARTSblock exhibition.
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas will feature the work of artists from various Latin American countries and Latino artists based in the United States, in addition to eleven pieces from the Eaton, including some acquired from noted scholars of Ciencia Ficcion Moisés Hassón, Itala Schmelz, and Miguel Ángel Fernández Delgado.
“Alternative Futurisms are an important area of collecting for the Eaton,” explained JJ Jacobson, Jay Kay and Doris Klein Librarian for Science Fiction. “So this opportunity to have the public encounter some of our works of Futurismo Latino so richly contextualized by the range and scope of Mundos Alternos is very exciting for us.”
“The library is delighted to be part of Mundos Alternos for many, many reasons, but we are particularly pleased that the focus on Latino American art and culture aligns so well with our campus community,” said Alison Scott, Associate University Librarian for Collections. “It’s also a great pleasure to be part of a collaboration with The Getty Foundation.”
Mundos Alternos is part of a larger endeavor entitled Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, which has 70 cultural institutions across southern California participating in local exhibitions. Pacific Standard Time is funded by The Getty Foundation and sponsored by Bank of America.
The opening of Mundos Alternos will be held on the evening of Sept. 30 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. It will coincide with the debut of Myth & Mirage: Inland Southern California, Birthplace of the Spanish Colonial Revival, another exhibition that is part of the larger Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA endeavor, presented by the Riverside Art Museum.
For more information about the exhibition opening, see: artsblock.ucr.edu/Exhibition/mundos-alternos
To learn more about the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, please visit: pacificstandardtime.org