Neuberger Museum of Art open Pre-Columbian Remix exhibition

Neuberger Museum of Art present Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina an exhibition on view on view April 28 – July 14, 2013.

Enrique Chagoya, Illegal Alien’s Meditations on el Ser y la Nada (Illegal Alien’s Meditations on the being and nothingness) (detail), 2012. Accordion-folded eleven-color lithographs with chine collé and gold metallic powder on traditional Mexican amate paper. Overall: 14 x 88 inches. Edition of 30.

Enrique Chagoya, Illegal Alien’s Meditations on el Ser y la Nada (Illegal Alien’s Meditations on the being and nothingness) (detail), 2012. Accordion-folded eleven-color lithographs with chine collé and gold metallic powder on traditional Mexican amate paper. Overall: 14 x 88 inches. Edition of 30.

In most Latin American countries the very idea of pre-Columbian heritage has been a strategy to reinforce national unity. The exhibition Pre-Columbian Remix focuses on the work of four leading Latin American artists who challenge this trend. By fusing ancient Aztec, Mayan, or Incan art forms with pop-culture imagery in an ironic and often humorous manner, they address present concerns relating to universal themes of corruption and globalization. Re-mixed and renewed, the past becomes accessible under very different perspectives.

Organized by Patrice Giasson, Alex Gordon Associate Curator of Art of the Americas, the exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue edited by Giasson, with additional essays by Joaquín Barriendos, Jaime Cerón, Serge Gruzinski, and Julian Kreimer. www.neuberger.org

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