… is a Molotov cocktail for your aesthetic appetite. 

ChismeArte is a magazine of hybrid, radical street art, barrio iconography, and avant-garde literature that questioned, expanded, and experimented with the possibilities of Chicano urban identity.

The ChismeArte Digital Experience is a collaborative effort with Robert E. Kennedy Library and Cal Poly faculty, staff, and students. The project shares the Kennedy Library 2008 onsite exhibition “ChismeArte ¡Y Que! Expanding Los Angeles’ Chicano Aesthetic” as well as scholarly access to the magazine archival editions, and an anthology of voices, remembrances, and interpretations inspired by ChismeArte.

Illustration: Jose Montoya

Black and white illustration of a man next to a Los Angeles city limit sign against a silhouette os Los Angeles cityscape.