Hasta La Casta, 2017
7 layer silk screen by Michael Menchaca
19" x 25" on Yupo, edition of 25 only
"Hasta La Casta” is a phrase that is intentionally provocative and riffing-off of “Hasta La Vista”. “Casta” refers back to the Spanish Caste system that was implemented during colonial Spanish America which set up a socio-racial classification system or class hierarchy. The caste system is being recalled here to reflect the nature of the treatment of minority communities and specifically those undocumented citizens targeted by I.C.E.