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Opening Reception for Mexican Art Exhibits - IN PERSON!

Hosted by the Consul of the Chicago Arts and Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 01 Apr 18:00 - 20:00

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We will visit three exhibits at the museum (CTA: Pink-18th St):

1. Surrounding Kahlo: Works from the Permanent Collection- This exhibit explores works inspired by Frida Kahlo; the work of her students, known as “Los Fridos,” who learned from and surrounded her while she recovered at home in La Casa Azul; as well as familiar items that Kahlo chose to surround herself with such as arte popular, Mesoamerican artifacts and traditional clothing from her beloved Mexico.
2. Frida Kahlo, Her Photos- This personal and largely unknown archive of photographs belonged to Kahlo. They are now grouped together thematically into six sections by a renowned Mexican photographer, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio. The exhibition does not describe a chronological biography of Kahlo, but rather reveals parts of the personal history of an artist, of a country and of a period.
3. Tectonic Reflections -Works by Rubén Aguirre- By building on the visual language of his urban murals, his current studio work has generated a new dialect where reduced shapes and colors speak of terrestrial forms. Rendered as abstract topographies, his wood panel paintings invoke poetic contemplations on origin, self-awareness, one’s connection to the Earth, and our impermanence. These abstracted meditations on exhibit collectively reflect on the unforgiving tectonic forces of nature while remaining ambiguous and peripheral.

For those interested, we can go out afterwards in Pilsen to have a drink and further discuss the exhibits.