For more on this ground breaking exhibit at the Museum of Latin American Art read this review by Sharon Mizota. This is terrific!
- Here is an extract from the review:
“MEX/LA” is not a show of art by Chicanos, and it is not a show about the Mexican avant-garde, although it includes works that fit both of those descriptions. Rather, it is a show about what the curators—artist Rubén Ortiz-Torres and scholar Jesse Lerner—call “Mexicanidad,” or “Mexican-ness.” To that end, it explores both the work of Mexican artists who made art in L.A. (not all of whom would identify as Chicano) and that of artists (Chicanos and others) who lived in Los Angeles and were influenced by Mexican culture or tried to interpret it for U.S. audiences.” September 27, 2011.
- Read the full review: PST, A to Z: “MEX/LA” at the Museum of Latin American Art – latimes.com