April 22, 2013

Pre-columbian Remix: the Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina

Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, SUNY

We reopen the Neuberger Museum of Art on Sunday, April 28th with this timely exhibition, which focuses on the work of four leading Latin American artists who challenge the trend in Latin American countries to use their pre-Columbian heritage as a strategy to reinforce national unity. By fusing ancient Aztec, Mayan or Incan art forms with pop-culture imagery in an ironic and often humorous manner, the artists address concerns specific to Latin America today such as national identity, “cultural colonization,” and immigration, as well as universal questions, including corruption, war, and consumerism.

Event of note:
Art Comes to the Street: Sonido Apokalitzin and Joanquín Barriendos in Conversation
Thursday, May 2, 7pm

Join Mexico City-based performance artist group Sonido Apokalitzin and Joaquín Barriendos, a professor in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University, and exhibition catalgoue essayist, in a conversation about urban culture and society in contemporary Mexico.

Open to the public.

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