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Mexicanisimo through Artists’ eyes @ San Jose Museum of Art 

Event Details

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 20th to Sunday, September 23rd
WHERE:
San Jose Museum of Art
110 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113
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HOOD:
San Jose
COST:
$5, included with admission
AGE:
All ages
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Mexicanisimo through Artists’ eyes @ San Jose Museum of Art

Event Description

Traditional versus cutting-edge, high-brow versus low-brow. A new generation of Mexican and Mexican-American artists is fascinated by these potentially contradictory concepts. The artists whose works are featured in this exhibition draw inspiration from Mexico’s deep well of visual culture. Their references include folk art, popular culture, and vernacular craft traditions as well as contemporary idioms: the art collective “La Malagua” has remade the classic Mexican card game lotería, while Gabriel Kuri re-created sales receipts from Superama (Walmart) as a fine Gobelins tapestry.

This exhibition includes works by artists who enlist traditional, refined artisan’s techniques (such as weaving and ceramics) to challenge today’s mass-market consumer culture, alongside the work of artists who transform the most expendable materials into art through their handiwork.


Mexicanisimo through Artists’ eyes @ San Jose Museum of Art

WHERE:
San Jose Museum of Art
110 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113
www.sjmusart.org/

HOOD:
San Jose
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