de la Torre brothers will discuss their creative process as they guide us through their exhibition, Post-Columbian Futurism.

ICA Central

Saturday, April 15
4:00 pm–8:00 pm


April C You Saturday!

You are invited to join us for de la Torre Brothers C You Saturday! on April 15th at Balboa Park!

In celebration of de la Torre Brothers: Post-Columbian Futurism first solo exhibition in a museum in San Diego, we invite you on a journey into the site of an epic battle for the future of humankind in one of their largest and most ambitious projects to date!

Are you an ICA Member? Join us for a one time only conversation between de la Torre brothers and Dr. Hugh M. Davies, Director Emeritus, MCA San Diego. Dr. Davies and the de la Torre brothers will discuss their creative process as they guide us through their exhibition, Post-Columbian Futurism.

As an ICA Member you’ll receive a complimentary Members Only Access to De La Torre Brothers in Conversation with Dr. Hugh M. Davies and two free drink vouchers. Become a member here.



4:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Enjoy music by DJs Saturn Blvd, founder of Rottweiler, and Pxnchobeats, Producer/Engineer at Good Vibez Studios from LA. Along with delicious food by Flavor Lab, wine & spirits by Humboldt Distillery, coffee by Sundrop Coffee and more at our cash bar. Explore in the gallery and get creative with drop-in collage sessions held in The Education Hub.

Creative with drop-in collage sessions | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (The Hub) | After touring the de la Torre exhibition, channel your inspiration towards creating your own mixed-media 3-dimensional collage of an allegorical monster.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | EG Tours | Want to know more about the show? Join a conversation with one of our Engagement Guides in the gallery to enrich your experience with the exhibitions and meet new fellow art lovers.

5:00 PM – 5:40 PM | De La Torre Brothers in Conversation with Dr. Hugh M. Davies |  At the Mingei | The exhibition is a cautionary tale that explores the extremes and intersections of mass consumption, colonialism, religion, and political corruption through multiple perspectives. A short Q&A session will follow. Space is extremely limited, make sure you RSVP quickly!

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm | After Party! | The music continues, join us for a dance party with Saturn Blvd & Pxnchobeats.


RSVP to the event here! 

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In conversation:

de la Torre Brothers
Collaborating brothers, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, were born in Guadalajara, México, 1963, & 1960. In a sudden family move, the brothers moved to The United States in 1972, going from a traditional catholic school to a small California beach Town. They both attended California State University at Long Beach, Jamex got a BFA in Sculpture in 1983, while Einar decided against the utility of an art degree. Currently the brothers live and work on both sides of the border, The Guadalupe Valley in Baja California, México, and San Diego, California. The complexities of the immigrant experience and contradicting bicultural identities, as well as their current life and practice on both sides of border, inform their narrative and aesthetics.

The Brothers have been collaborating in earnest since the 1990’s. Over the years they have developed their signature style featuring mix media work with blown glass sculpture and installation art. Their pieces represent a multifaceted view of life that reflects a complex and humorous aesthetic that could be seen as multi-layered baroque. Their approach is additive, constantly combining material and meaning. Influences range from religious iconography to German expressionism while also paying homage to Mexican vernacular arts and pre-Columbian art. In the last 15 years they have been creating photomural installations and using Lenticular printing as a major part of their repertoire. They have won The USA Artists Fellowship award, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, and The San Diego Art Prize,.

Dr. Hugh M. Davies
Director Emeritus
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Hugh M. Davies is recognized internationally as a scholar in the field of contemporary and modern art. Davies served from 1983 to 2016 as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and was named Director Emeritus by the museum’s trustees in 2016. While directing artistic and administrative activities of MCASD, Davies curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions including: Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface (2011-2012), Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries (2007), Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953 (1999), and William Kentridge: Weighing…and Wanting (1998). Davies was one of six co-curators who organized the Biennial 2000 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and in 1976 he served as Director of the U.S. Exhibition at the 37th Venice Biennale. From 1975 to 1983 he was the founding director of the University Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly the University Gallery) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and from 1984 through 2016, he was a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, a Trustee from 1994-2001, and President from 1997-1998.

Davies is currently a member of the Francis Bacon Authentication Committee, which published the artist’s Catalogue Raisonne in 2016. His doctoral dissertation on Francis Bacon was later expanded and published by Garland Press, and he has subsequently published extensively on Bacon’s work. Davies received his A.B., summa cum laude, (1970), M.F.A. (1972), and Ph.D. (1976) from the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.


-While the ICA San Diego celebrates and supports freedom of artistic expression, we would like to be sensitive to those visitors with differing comfort levels. With that in mind, we’d like you to know that this exhibition contains depictions of adult content including nudity and allusions to violence.