Galería de la Raza presents
Next exhibition: "TRACES"
Exhibition August 9 - September 28, 2013
Opening reception Friday, August 9
New works by
E.D.E.L.O. Residencia (Chiapas)
Daniel Godinez Nivón (Mexico City)
Jimena Mendoza (Mexico City)
Alberto [Beto] Ruiz (Oaxaca)
Utari Blackbox (Jalisco)
Galería de la Raza is pleased to present TRACES, an exhibition featuring the work of five Mexican artists, all of whom are exhibiting for the first time in the United States. The artists interweave indigenous ideology into their contemporary artistic practice utilizing various media such as textile, collage, sound-based installation, and performance. Each artist uses a distinct visual language to articulate identities informed by a rich cultural ancestry, drawing upon the past to develop a layered understanding of present day place, space, and culture.
Through investigation, collaboration, and experimentation, all five artists produced a body of work illustrating the persistence of pre-colonial heritage in spite of colonization and globalization and draw on concepts such as indigenous autonomy, religious cosmovision, and ceremony. While some of the pieces pay homage to these pre-colonial practices, others present hybrid identities and new cultural myths.
Programming for TRACES is funded in part by the National Association of Latino Art and Culture’s Transcultural Remittance Grant and is being presented in collaboration with the Wixárika Research Center of Berkeley, California.
Meet the artists:
Public programs for "TRACES" include:
+ August 10-11: workshop with Huichol artisans M=ireme / Herminio Ramirez and Hayuaneme / Antonio Garcia
+ September 28: panel discussion, moderated by curator Raquel de Anda
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