CARLOS MÉRIDA. AN APPROACH TO AMERICAN ABSTRACT ART
Mérida was one of the most important figures in Mexican art and abstract art in general. His language, based on the combination of figurative pre-Columbian elements with abstract modern language, alongside the presence of muralism, Cubism, Surrealism and the Mesoamerican artistic tradition, is considered his great contribution to art. He uses this to propose a new and true American national art.
In these pages you will find out more about the life and art of Carlos Mérida; we analyse the origin of the screen prints, “A Poem to the Sacred Book”, that lie at the heart of the exhibition, and we reflect on the variety of artistic languages present in Mérida’s work. Furthermore, we reveal the story behind the artist and demonstrate the importance of his work, linked to the Mesoamerican tradition and indigenous communities, music and dance, in keeping national identity alive.
Destination Argentina. Borges and Chale, female artists in the avant-garde
This exhibition looks at the work of the artists Norah Borges and Gertrudis Chale to
explore and show the different ways of understanding avant-garde art within the context of Argentina between the 1920s and 1960s.
This catalogue brings us closer to the work of both artists, making a journey through different stages of their lives, focusing on an analysis of the works painted after their arrival in Argentina (around 1924 in Norah Borges’ case and 1934 for Gertrudis Chale).
Based on an analysis of the artistic features of each one, we can get to know them individually, as well as detecting points they have in common.
Contemporary art in Oaxaca. Vanguard, myth and tradition
This collective exhibition brings together the different artistic trends that emerged in the Mexican region of Oaxaca from 1960 to 1990, based on a selection of works by artists like Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo, Rodolfo Morales, Rodolfo Nieto, Juan Alcázar, Alejandro Santiago and Justina Fuentes, among others.
In this illustrated catalogue, you will discover the characteristics of Oaxacan art and its breadth of styles and themes, as well as the points they have in common. This art differs to Mexican art from the rest of the region due to its commitment to pre-Hispanic heritage and nature, without forgetting contemporaneity.