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10.06.2015

All the Signs are (T)Here / Reconociendo las señales

Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA
April 30, 2015 – August 9, 2015

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This exhibition explores dialogues between the Chicano United States and Mexico— populations whose artistic production is often exhibited separately despite shared social and cultural circumstances. From mural movements to print workshops, Mexican and Chicano art is known for its emphasis on legible graphic communication as well as its social and political aims. The artists featured here playfully rework the tropes of this legacy by incorporating the signage that directs everyday life and the graphic elements of color, shape, and composition to explore complex social issues as well as formal pursuits. These works deal with transformative historical moments ranging from the post-revolutionary reforms of 1920s Mexico and the 1960s and 1970s undeclared Guerra Sucia (Dirty War) there to the workers’ rights and undocumented queer youth movements in the United States.

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Courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art

Photo: Milli Apelgren

 

 

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