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Mina Mudita | Related to Re-Homing Instincts
May 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Related to Re-Homing Instincts
Saturday, May 13 | 12-3PM
18th Street Arts Center (Airport Campus)
3026 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mina Mudita is a multicultural, family-friendly vendor and artisan market that celebrates and honors homeland and origins through the combination of contemporary art, food, and culture. Join us for tamales, pupusas and agua fresca, an activation of Beautiful Necessity by Amanda Maciel Atunes and handmade artisan goods by local Santa Monica vendors through the vendor collective Market Exchange.
Mina/مینا : storefront or storehouse (Brazilian Portuguese) or surface glaze (Farsi).
Mudita: joy–especially sympathetic or vicarious joy or the pleasure that comes from delighting in the well-being of others. (Pali and Sanskrit)
Understood together in this reoriented context, Mina Mudita comes together to mean “Surface of Joy ”, emphasizing the physicality of vendors and the diasporic resilience required to remain unvarnished amidst migration and adversity.
Through a selection of contemporary immigrant and first-generation women artists who have strong roots in LA, Re-Homing Instincts addresses how the artists traditionally heal their bodies by eating the geosphere itself, the emotional scars that are left after leaving one’s land of origin (Diaspora), and the mode in which immigrants find a new home when connecting with new people in these new places.
We welcome immigrant and refugee communities, and all of Los Angeles, to join us and realize the power of place.