MOLAA Museum Analysis

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“wow!” I thought as I stood amazed trying to analyze the significance through each piece of art. Art has always been a form of expression. Although art has been seen as a way of freedom of speech; it did not begin to show up until the 1960’s when their art made by minorities started to be appreciated. MOLAA museum shows an important aspect of U.S. history. These exhibits exclusively made by chicano artists from Southern California, show freedom of speech and social problems such as immigration that the artists believe are present in the United States. These art pieces are aided by its use of objects, how it curates those objects, and use of space to create a relationship between viewer create many historical arguments about the significance…show more content…
The two main art exhibits that was centered extensively on immigration are called “Border Park of Earthly Delights” and “Rites of Passage”, both created by Einar and Jamex De La Torre. Both art pieces were about immigration although they both portrayed slightly different meanings. The first art piece named “Rites of Passage” seems to describes about the struggles in migration and how Hispanic born Americans and immigrants have a dilemma on how they identify themselves. This view is reinforced by the picture in which an adolescent is walking by the border undecided on where he should go although it seems he decides he ends up going to the Unites side where many of them have a better life since many of the people on the left are wearing suits. The picture shows suited people crossing the border legally while there is also a big mob of unidentified people dressed in white who crossed the border illegally to the United States and once they did manage, they suddenly turned into some sort of skinned meat sort of how they do to animals before they become packaged meat in order to be sold. The second art piece “Border Park of Earthly Delights” is also about immigration although with a focus on how each side of the border looks like. One side of the border is seen as heaven while the other is portrayed as hell. Although it does not say which part is which, it is assumed that the heaven like…show more content…
All the exhibits in the gallery created this relation but the uniqueness of “Rites of Passage” and “Border Park of Earthly Delights” was that these pieces could be noticed and analyzed at a distance. The moment one entered the room, one can notice from far away that those two exhibits are different than all the other exhibits in the room because of the materials the piece uses. Once one would get closer to it, you would be able to see even more unique aspects of the art such as the artists incorporating biblical figures and drawings into the masterpiece. The closer we got, the more one feels into the drawing as if we are included inside the art piece. It feels like we are feeling the surrounding environment in the exhibit and this is most likely due to its three dimensional aspects it contains. The closer I got, it felt as if we were in the drawings in that culture or era. It felt as if we were in between the culture of Mexico and the United States while as feeling immersed into the Era of Jesus due to many biblical figures crossing the border in “The Rites of Passage” and also “Border Park of Earthly Delights” having plenty of Biblical drawings glued on the border of Tijuana(Mexico) and San Diego (United States). If the artist 's intentions were to make us feel as if we were in the drawing feeling every detail of the drawing, it surely accomplished their

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