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Explore the ASU Art Museum’s public art with works by Leo Villareal, Robert Arneson, Luis Jimenez and Eduardo Sarabia.

“Everything Is a Little Fuzzy,” draws from the museum’s permanent collection. With an eye on dimensions of memory and care, it explores the challenges experienced in a post-pandemic world. The exhibition highlights aspects of care, emphasizes memory, communicates resilience, and explores softness through difficult circumstances.

Twenty-two artworks on display feature textile objects or the usage of fibrous materials and techniques. Ninabah Winton, the exhibition’s curator and ASU Art Museum Windgate Assistant Curator of Contemporary Craft and Design, asks, “How are care and memory passed down in textile work? How do fiber or ceramic works hold or contain memories, and how are they shaped by memory or the concept of care?”

Join us at the museum for the opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Crafting Resistance looks at the ways in which we understand and view the term craft and its relationship to fine art. The exhibition seeks to flatten the western European art historical cannon and hierarchy and unhinge the binary that often places ‘fine art’ and ‘craft’ at odds with one another. Artists in the exhibition utilize materials and modes of production that are often relegated to what is historically viewed as craft, mediums such as glass, textile, felt, miniature, and wood, and instrumentalize them to make commentary about some of today’s most pressing issues, including climate catastrophe, representation, geo-politics, and migration.

Special thanks to artists Sama Alshaibi, Merryn Omotayo Alaka, Andrew Erdos, Maria Hupfield, Yasue Maetake, Jayson Musson, Eric-Paul Riege, Curtis Talwst Santiago, and Sam Frésquez, with additional thanks to the exhibition’s community of practice, Joe Baker (Delaware), Bonn Baudelaire (Cocopah), and Sharah Nieto (Yucatec Maya).

Curated by Erin Joyce with support from Abby Sutton, ASU Art Museum Windgate Intern.


The Edward Jacobson Fund

Kevin and Alexis Cosca

Theresa M. Shoemaker

Christian and Allison Lester


Luis Rivera Jimenez (b. 1997 San Juan, Puerto Rico) uses the intricacies of language, political thought and daily experience in the Caribbean to create intentional spaces of learning, conversation and care. The artist’s sculptural objects and installations pose questions about the dynamics of race and representation. His practice reflects upon and explores the underpinning of what he describes as a “global digital society,” where a relationship between memory, images and symbols can be traced, mapped and proliferated.

“Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay” is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, presenting new works that the artist created while in residence at CALA Alliance in early 2023. This interactive installation is informed by conversations, encounters and materials found by the artist during his time in Phoenix. The objects and texts within the exhibition build on the artist’s accumulation and processing of various tools: discussions, found objects, experiences in contact with communities, digital content and physical and ephemeral materials.

The exhibition will be on view from Aug. 19 through Dec. 31, 2023, at the ASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center. The opening reception will be Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Exhibition Programming:

Board of Directors

2024 Race and Cultural Cosplay Retreat

Schedule in Brief

  1. Opening Reception

Saturday, August 19, 2023

6:00-8:00 PM // ASU Art Museum

  1. Keynote Address

Sunday, August 20, 2023 // Translation and Language Justice in the Borderlands

12:00–1:30 PM // ASU Art Museum Gallery 1

  1. Annual Report, Insights and Developments into Race and Cultural Cosplay

Thursday, September 7, 2023 // Performance

6:00–8:00 PM // ASU Art Museum Gallery 1 + 2

  1. Adjournment and Closing Ceremonies

Friday, December 1, 2023 // Karaoke Night

6:00–8:00 PM // ASU Art Museum Outside

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“Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay” is organized by Alana Hernandez, CALA Alliance Curator of Latinx Art at the ASU Art Museum, with Sade Moore, Curatorial Assistant at CALA Alliance. The exhibition is made possible by gifts to CALA Alliance’s general operating fund and a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Board of Directors

2024 Race and Cultural Cosplay Retreat

Session III

Adjournment and Closing Ceremonies

Friday, December 1, 2023 // Karaoke Night

6:00–8:00 PM // ASU Art Museum Outside

We will conclude our activities with a final send off celebration for our board members and community at large. Karaoke is shown to increase bonds between colleagues and can foster stronger empathy and communication strategies and skills. We will be signing from a preselected series of songs handpicked to cater to our diverse community and to help cement the important lessons learned throughout our agenda. This type of team building exercises  can help compel and inspire each other towards the action needed to make a difference in you/and your community.

Key takeaways: Race, Language, Community, Fun 

Free tickets here: Session III: Adjournment and Closing Ceremonies

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