Riding the Beast


Title Conditional: Riding the Beast

July 11 - September 29, 2017
Tues - Fri, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 -5:00 pm | 2334 Bowditch St., Berkeley, California 94720


Images from "MONTARlaBestia.


The MONTARlaBestia (Riding the Beast) art exhibition by the Colectivo de Artistas Contra la Discriminación (Artist Collective Against Discrimination) is on display at the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies. The exhibition will be open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays from 1-5 pm from Tuesday, July 11 until September 29.

This moving and visually stunning exhibition responds to “La Bestia” – a train that carries up to half a million Central American migrants a year on a dangerous journey across Mexico towards the United States. Through art and poetry, the Colectivo de Artistas contra la Discriminación explores the meaning of “riding the beast.”

MONTARlabestia is underwritten by Richard A. Levy, MD, and Andrew Kluger, in collaboration with the Mexican Museum, the Mexican Consulate General of San Francisco, and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation.


Translations of poetry