1. robertvaladez:

    Rosita Adelita

    Via Robert Valadez: “Rosita” acrylic on canvas This painting was created based on an idea from my friend Isabel Morales,(who also posed for the picture). The image is based on the very famous “Rosie the Riveter” poster from World War ll. Here she is combined with another fictional pre-feminist archetype, La Adelita, a character of song and story who represented all the women who participated in the Mexican Revolution of the 1900’s. I paint her here with hopes that she may inspire a new Mexican Revolution.
     

  2. via National Museum of Mexican Art:

    OUTSIDE IN
    The Mexican-American Street Art Movement in Chicago

    Opening Friday, August 9 from 6-8PM
    Exhibition continues through December 22, 2013

    In the Rubin & Paula Torres Gallery
    Curator & artist gallery talk on Saturday October 19, 11AM as part of Chicago Artist Month

    This exhibition surveys the aesthetics created (from the 1980s to the present) in Chicago’s public space through a contemporary Mexican-American experience. It investigates graffiti and street art as a social practice, focusing on agency, mobilization and identity formation.

    Esta exposición analiza la estética que nace (desde los 80s hasta el presente) en los espacios públicos de Chicago a través de la experiencia mexicana-estadounidense. Investiga al graffiti y al arte callejero como una práctica social, concentrada en el ejercicio del poder, la movilización, y la formación de identidad.

    Artists include: Ruben ‘Like’ Aguirre, John ‘Jonski’ Ayala, Rafael ‘Rafa’ Almaguer,
    Miguel A. Del Real, Mario ‘Zore’ Gonzalez, Ricardo ‘Naco’ Gonzalez, Vicente Jasso, Victoria Martinez, Rodrigo ‘Solo’ Mireles, KC Ortiz, Jesus ‘Chucho’ Rodriguez, Nino ‘Tsel’ Rodriguez, and Angel Silva

    Curated by Miguel ‘Kane One’ Aguilar

    Funded by:
    Chicago Park District. Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
    City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

    Photo by KC Ortiz, Nekst climbing an expressway fence to do a spot during the blizzard of 2011

     

  3. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MEXICAN ART - CHAZ BOJORQUEZ The Living Language Of Street Art

    Thursday, May 16th, 2013
    6pm

     

  4. JOHN VALADEZ - SANTA ANA CONDITION: @ National Museum of Mexican Art - April 25 - August 11, 2013

    National Museum of Mexican Art
    1852 West 19th Street
    Chicago, IL 60608

    CAM:
    Read my write up on Mr. Valadez’s exhibition when it debuted at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (@ La Jolla) in 2012

    HERE:
    CHICANO ART MOVEMENT VISITS: JOHN VALADEZ - SANTA ANA CONDITION: MCASD LA JOLLA

    and HERE:
    CHICANO ART MOVEMENT BLOGS TOP 5 PICKS, MUSEUM/GALLERY EXHIBITIONS OF 2012

     

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