Riding the Beast

MONTARlaBestia

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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

 A model train, part of one piece displayed in MONTARlaBestia. (Photo by Perla Nation.)
A model train, part of one piece displayed in MONTARlaBestia. (Photo by Perla Nation.)

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The MONTARlaBestia (Riding the Beast) art exhibition by the Colectivo de Artistas Contra la Discriminación (Artist Collective Against Discrimination) was on display at the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies from Tuesday, July 11 until September 29, 2017.

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.

Catalog

Translations of poetry

Each work of MONTARlaBestia has an accompanying line of poetry, with the art representing a train car and the poetry as the tracks. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Each work of MONTARlaBestia has an accompanying line of poetry, with the art representing a train car and the poetry as the tracks. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Students and community members in MONTARlaBestia. (Photo by Jim Block.)
Students and community members in MONTARlaBestia. (Photo by Jim Block.)

The opening of the exhibit, with the sculpture employing the model train in the foreground. (Photo by Jim Block.)
The opening of the exhibit, with the sculpture employing the model train in the foreground. (Photo by Jim Block.)

Images from "MONTARlaBestia.