Salvador Jiménez-Flores installation and Juan Angel Chávez, “Buffalo Sade”

Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey

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[quote]For its 30th anniversary, the museum brings together works of 30 established and emerging artists to celebrate their past, present,and future, Chicago and Mexico, old and new. In a collaborative environment of diversity —creative and otherwise— “Memoria Presente” is multicultural, a showcase of communication and creativity, illuminating the museum’s philosophy of a Mexican culture “sin fronteras” (“without borders.”) The exhibition includes Yvette Mayorga’s frosted candylands, Rodrigo Lara Zendejas’ human-shaped, hanging clay sculptures, and William Estrada’s “Mobile Street Art Cart,” used to physically bring art directly to Chicago’s South Side streets and neighborhoods.[/quote]

 

 Sergio Gomez, Eric Garcia, Georgina Valverde and Dan Ramirez in “Memoria Presente” at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 2017

Sergio Gomez, Eric Garcia, Georgina Valverde and Dan Ramirez in “Memoria Presente” at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 2017

Salvador Jiménez-Flores, La resistencia de los nopales híbridos (The Resistance of the Hybrid Cacti), 2017, a terracotta and porcelain installation.

Salvador Jiménez-Flores, La resistencia de los nopales híbridos (The Resistance of the Hybrid Cacti), 2017, a terracotta and porcelain installation.

Miguel ‘Kane One’ Aguilar, Un rinconcito en el cielo (A Little Corner in heaven), 2017, spray paint. Photo by Michael Tropea

Miguel ‘Kane One’ Aguilar, Un rinconcito en el cielo (A Little Corner in heaven), 2017, spray paint. Photo by Michael Tropea

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