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National Museum of Mexican Art

Exhibition Detail
DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS 2012
Curated by: Dolores Mercado
1852 West 19th St.
Chicago, IL 60608


September 14th, 2012 - December 16th, 2012
Opening: 
September 14th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Offering-Hanal Pixan / La Ofrenda-Hanal Pixan, Fernando Castro PachecoFernando Castro Pacheco,
The Offering-Hanal Pixan / La Ofrenda-Hanal Pixan,
1975, oil on canvas, 50 1/8” x 70 1/2”
© Courtesy of the artist and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Ateneo de Yucatán
My Tribute in Blue to the Day of the Dead / Homenaje en Azul al Día de los Muertos, Angélica GaticaAngélica Gatica,
My Tribute in Blue to the Day of the Dead / Homenaje en Azul al Día de los Muertos,
2011, oil, paper and canvas/ óleo sobre papel y tela, 35 ¾” x 43 ½”
© Courtesy of the artist and the National Museum of Mexican Art
Nature Wears Her Death Mask / La naturaleza usa su máscara de muerte, David BotelloDavid Botello,
Nature Wears Her Death Mask / La naturaleza usa su máscara de muerte,
2003, oil on canvas, 30” x 24”
© Courtesy of the artist and the Buck Collection
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Join us for the 26th annual exhibition of one of Mexico’s most important celebrations, and the largest annual Day of the Dead exhibition in the United States. Ofrendas, installations, and works of art created by Mexican artists from both sides of the border, invite visitors to celebrate life by glimpsing death. Explore the ancient ways and traditions of Hanal Pixán (which literally means “food for the souls” in Mayan) from the Yucatan Peninsula, to family ofrendas created in the U.S. that remember and honor our ancestors.

Acompáñenos a la vigésimo sexta exposición de una de las celebraciones más importantes en México y de la exposición de Día de los Muertos más grande en los Estados Unidos. Ofrendas, instalaciones y obras de arte creadas por artistas mexicanos de los dos lados de la frontera nos invitan a celebrar la vida a través de una mirada a la muerte. De las antiguas costumbres y tradiciones de Hanal Pixán (“comida de ánimas” en dialecto maya) en la Península de Yucatán, a la ofrenda familiar hecha en los Estados Unidos, en donde recordar y honrar a los antepasados sigue siendo importante.

 

This year’s exhibition is dedicated to Chicago artist Francisco G. Mendoza

Ofrendas & Installations:

Ofrenda for Francisco G. Mendoza

Participants:

  • James Larralde (Chicago)
  • Salvador Vega (Chicago)
  • María Villarreal (Chicago)
  • Román Villarreal (Chicago)

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Ofrenda Hanal Pixán

Participants:

  • Manuel Basaulto Triay (Yucatán)
  • Sergio Ricardo Canché Santiago (Yucatán)
  • Ingrid Elena Díaz Pérez (Yucatán)
  • Juan Pablo López Lara (Yucatán)
  • Gilberto Ordaz Cervera (Yucatán)
  • Daniel Rivas Urcelay (Yucatán)

James Monroe Elementary School/ CPS

Ofrenda “To the Singers of the World

Ofrenda for Margarita Flores Ruiz de Murga, & Manuela Flores Ruiz

David Murga (Missouri)

 

El Stitch y Bitch

Ofrenda “Acolchando Almas”

Participants:

  • Rayberth Arroyo Di Vicino (Chicago)
  • Adriana Baltazar (Chicago)
  • Laura Barba (Chicago)
  • Linda Barba (Chicago)
  • Mylene Domenech (Chicago)
  • Charly Garcia (Chicago)
  • Irasema González (Chicago)
  • Erika Hernández (Chicago)
  • Ma. Del Carmen Adriana Huerta (Chicago)
  • Claudia Marchán (Chicago)
  • Naomi Martínez (Chicago)
  • Victoria Martínez (Chicago)
  • Naomi Mendía (Chicago)
  • Giselle Mercier (Chicago)
  • Belia Ortega (Chicago)
  • Elvia Rodríguez-Ochoa (Chicago)
  • Kristina Roque (Chicago)
  • Thelma Uranga (Chicago)
  • Rachel Wallis (Chicago)

Installation for Anna McCullough Tyler and Alfred Jackson Tyler

Participants:

  • Rich Herzon (Chicago)
  • Jesús Macarena-Ávila (Chicago)
  • Ami Tyler-Herzon (Chicago)

Installation for “Animals that We Consume”

Alma Domínguez (Chicago)

Installation “Melody to Extinction”

Alejandro Medina (Chicago)

EXHIBITING Artists:

  • Mary J. Andrade (California)
  • José Andreu (Chicago)
  • René Arceo (Chicago)
  • Carlos Barberena (Nicaragua)
  • Arturo Barrera (Chicago)
  • Chaz Bojórquez (California)
  • David Botello (California)
  • Valerie C. Burton (Ontario, Canada)
  • Fernando Castro Pacheco (Yucatán)
  • Claudia Charo (Indiana)
  • Olga Costa (Germany-Mexico, 1913-1993)
  • Héctor Duarte (Chicago)
  • Ricardo Duffy (California)
  • Manuel Luis Escutia (Baja California Norte)
  • Margaret García (California)
  • Angélica Gatica (Mexico City)
  • José Guerrero (Chicago)
  • José González (Chicago)
  • Gronk (California)
  • Salvador Jiménez (Chicago)
  • Linares Family (Mexico City)
  • Felipe Linares (Mexico City)
  • Miguel Linares Mendoza (Mexico City)
  • Ricardo Linares G. (Mexico City)
  • Jeff A. Maldonado (Chicago)
  • Nicole Marroquín (Chicago)
  • Lucia Maya (Jalisco)
  • Francisco G. Mendoza (Chicago 1958-2012)
  • Roberto Montenegro (Jalisco-Mexico City, 1887-1968)
  • Martín Moreno (Arizona)
  • Mark Nelson (Chicago)
  • Jacobo Ángeles Ojeda (Oaxaca)
  • Uriel Parker (Mexico-Chile, 1968-2011)
  • Marcos Raya (Chicago)
  • José Ramírez (California)
  • Elvia Rodríguez (Chicago)
  • Sergio Sánchez Santamaría (Morelos)
  • Pablo Serrano (Chicago)
  • Diana Solís (Chicago)
  • Oscar Soteno Elias (State of Mexico)
  • José Alfonso Soteno Fernández (State of México)
  • Robert Valadez (Chicago)
  • Patssi Valdez (California)
  • Xavier Viramontes (California)

and a number of Anonymous Artists

Sugar Skull Demonstrations

Demonstrating Artists:

  • Miguel Paredes & Daniel Paredes (Puebla) Day of the Dead Ceramic Figures
  • Paula Rosendo (Olinala, Guerrero), Lacquerware
  • Jacobo Angeles Ojeda (San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca), Wood Carving
  • Audias Roldan (Xalitla, Guerrero), Amate Paintings
  • Bulmaro Pérez Mendoza (Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca), Foot Pedal Loom Weaving
  • Pascuala Vazquez (Zinacantán, Chiapas), Back Strap Loom Weaving
  • Mondragón Family (Toluca, Estado de México), Sugar Skulls

 


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