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Oaxaca Now

by Thea Liberty Nichols
        Snaking around Marwen’s glittering glass and steel second floor gallery hangs a staggering array of visceral black and white woodblock prints on paper created by Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Oaxaca (Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca). Best known by their Spanish-language acronym ASARO, the amorphous collective of artists was forged in the crucible of social and political unrest of Oaxaca, the biggest and one of the poorest, cities of the eponymous state, located in the south of Mexico, at the foothills of the Sierra Madre’s southern end. In May 2006, t... [more]
Posted by Thea Liberty Nichols on 5/3/10