NEPANTLA is the concept behind a collection of temporary art installations that focus on recapturing the history, culture and heritage of the latinX/hispanic communities within East Austin. The exhibit consists of 5 art installations, each by a different artist/designer who’ve been encouraged to use their preferred medium while following the overall theme of Nepantla.
Join our lotería game and click on a lotería card to find each installation location and additional information.
Nepantla is a náhuatl term that represents the concept of in-between or a reference to the space of the middle. Nepantla can also describe individuals or groups who are today in conflict with a larger, perhaps more globally reaching culture or ideology. Nepantla has also been identified as a tool for political change. Individuals who live within two different “worlds” or “cultures” can act as “fulcrum” to engage in political change.
Zoned 7/19 - 9/30
East Side Loteria 7/19 - 9/30
Safe Here, With You 9/10 - 9/30
Echoed Reflections 9/10 - 9/30
Las Piñatas Completed - No Longer Displayed