On display at UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures...
- Mas Rudas presents Ruda Phat -
Mas Rudas continues to push boundaries and challenge conventional notions of art, this time finding comfort in the uncomfortable. Ruda Phat is a look at how the female body is represented, examining our perceptions of that portrayal.
In these realities comes a stark message, a profound reminder in accepting the contours of your physical self.
I had time to speak with the women of Mas Rudas about their identity as a collective, past exhibits, and future endeavors...
Community at Large: As established artists in your own right, what brought you together to express your art collectively?
CL: "Mas Rudas" - can you give us some info on the meaning of the name and what it is to you.
CL: Not only are you presenting your perspective as Chicanas, but also bringing a critique of that experience. Would you say that this critique is the motivation or premise for your artwork?
CL: In December, while video recording at the Alamo, you were ejected on terms of your presentation was considered out of the norm.
What was this norm in violation during your performance?
CL: There is often a divide in Mexican-American culture in regards to California and Texas - Cali-Mex vs. Tex-Mex, Spurs vs. Lakers, etc.
Can you describe your residency experience at Slanguage in LA?
CL: In December, you landed an installation titled Brown Style for the Window Works series at Artpace.
With their international artist-in-residence program in the spotlight, how did it feel having your work on display?
CL: What's next for Mas Rudas?