Of Those Barren Fields without Culture

Aug 22, 2017

Gerda Govine Ituarte is one of our favorite local poets and as she is always involved and participating in fascinating events, we trust her word…

From “As We Speak” by Gerda Govine Ituarte, August 9, 2017, Pasadena Journal:

Tijuana-based artist, writer and professor Roberto Rosique has written a groundbreaking book, De aquellos páramos sin cultura…Tres décadas de artes en Baja California: de lo retiniano a lo conceptual/ Of those barren fields without culture…Three decades of art in Baja California: from the retinal to the conceptual.

Rosique depicts the beginnings of the art scene in Baja, California from the 1980’s through 2010, which reveals an uplifting arts movement. In his book Rosique explains that there has been attempts to reunite this art phenomenon with what is happening in Southern California.

His work helps to open the door wide to understanding on both sides of the border. Reality has shown that the arts can bridge differences. See


By Robert Rosique.


On Thursday, August 24 at the Pasadena Central Library, there will be a brief power point presentation by Rosique with translation via earphones for the entire event. A panel discussion, Tijuana/Los Angeles, Common art aspirations and discrepancies: Bajo el Mismo Sol (Under the same sun), will follow. Panelists include Adolfo Nodal, Curator, Art Provocateur and former General Manager, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department; Susana Smith Bautista, Executive Director, Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA); Luis Ituarte, Pasadena-based international Citizen Artist; and Jorge Guillermo Conde, Tijuana Cultural Promoter.

I was invited to serve as the MC for this free event which will take place at the Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, Room: 2nd on Fourth, Pasadena 91109 on Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For additional information contact me at gerdagovine@


Roberto Rosique.


By Roberto Rosique.










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