Da Vinci Art Alliance
Joins us for the opening reception of Lens on Latin America, an art exhibition of innovative, experimental, and radical photography inspired by themes emerging from Latin America during the 60s and 70s - a time of profound cultural and political change.
This exhibition, curated by Da Vinci Art Alliance and juried by David Acosta, is presented in tandem with our upcoming spotlight on Latin American film, starting with our series El Cine Quema: The Films of Raymundo Gleyzer.
About the Juror:
David Acosta is a writer, poet, cultural worker, and community leader in the fields of arts and culture, LGBT civil rights, and HIV/AIDS activism advocacy. He is the co-founder of Casa de Duende, creating artistic programming that engages a wide range of social, political, religious, cultural, and environmental concerns among local communities. He is also the founder of the Philadelphia Latin American Film Festival.
Acosta has helped found organizations such as Our Living Legacy, the nation's first festival devoted to art and AIDS, The Latin American Writers Collective, Desde Este Lado, and the Philadelphia Working Fund for Artists with HIV/AIDS. Additionally he has served on numerous committees and boards, including past work with the Philadelphia International Film Festival, The Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and The PA Council on the Arts.