Cosmic Vida

Austin curator is back in the game with powerful exhibit to connect us all

Austin curator is back in the game with new exhibit to connect us all

Editor's note: CultureMap is proud to present the latest installment in our partnership with KLRU's documentary series Arts in Context. This unique series celebrates stories about the arts in Austin and the people who make this such a vibrant and creative city.

In the video above, join Raul Valdez for a glimpse into curating the “Cosmic Vida” exhibition at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. With artworks of various mediums, colors, sizes, and imagery, he explores the literal and symbolic meaning of the exhibit’s title and hopes the audience is inspired to make their own interpretations on the universal experiences of La Raza, the human race.

KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire, and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique — whether music, arts, or public issues — by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts in Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit, and Overheard With Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Raul Valdez Cosmic Vida
Curator Raul Vida takes in the "Cosmic Vida" exhibit. Photo courtesy of KLRU-TV
Sleeping Carperos by Adriana Maria Garcia "Cosmic Vida"
Sleeping Carperos by Adriana Maria Garcia is part of "Cosmic Vida's" exploration of the human race. Photo courtesy of KLRU-TV
Raul Valdez Cosmic Vida
Sleeping Carperos by Adriana Maria Garcia "Cosmic Vida"