About 120 miles east of San Diego, in the border town of Mexicali, a community media center and gallery called Mexicali Rose has emerged, causing major waves in New York and beyond. Recently featured in publications including Artforum, May Revue, and Mexico City’s Generación, the innovative center is exhibiting a survey of its work titled “Radical Localism,” featuring experimental and documentary films, photographs, collages, murals, and more by artists Pablo Castaneda, Carlos Coronado, Odette Barajas, Julio Torres, Rafael Veytia, Odette Barajas, and Fernando Corona. In conjunction with the exhibition, Artists Space will present the symposium “The City Machine and Its Streets—Anomalous Ecologies,” featuring conversations between notable Mexico City writer and journalist Sergio González Rodríguez, Los Angeles writer and journalist Ben Ehrenreich, Zeta journalist Sergio Haro, and Marco Vera. Opening reception at 6 on Friday, exhibition runs through May 27, symposium Saturday and Sunday.

Fri., March 30, 6 p.m.; Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: March 30. Continues through May 27, 2012