Axis mundi, Latin for “world axis,” refers to the center of the world and the connection between Heaven and Earth. Spanning multiple cosmologies and philosophies, the concept points to an intersection of realms and a hub around which multiple forces revolve. It is also an apt metaphor for the life and work of Edmundo “Mundo” Meza (1955–1985), the prolific, prescient, protean, and under-sung queer Chicano multimedia artist at the heart of Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A., the resplendent catalogue for the groundbreaking exhibition of the same name. Co-curated by C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz, it was held in West Hollywood, California, at the Museum of...

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