Muralismo mexicano llega al Whitney de NY

"Vida Americana", la nueva exposición de mmuralismo mexicano del Museo Whitney, exhibe obras que hace décadas no eran mostradas al público en EU

Lo mejor del muralismo mexicano en el Museo Whitney de Nueva York
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El Museo Whitney de arte estadounidense en Nueva York se prepara para una gigantesca exposición sobre cómo el muralismo mexicano impactó profundamente en el estilo, los temas y la ideología del arte de Estados Unidos desde 1925 hasta el final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

Con dulces mexicanos, premios y pequeños regalos vinculados a la exposición "Vida Americana: los mexicanos rehacen el arte estadounidense, 1925-1945", el museo sorprendió el miércoles a sus visitantes en anticipación de la exposición que se inaugurará el 17 de febrero.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s #MCM (#muralcrushmonday, of course). Every Monday until the opening of Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945, Whitney staff members will share their favorite works by muralists included in the exhibition. Dance in Tehuantepec by Diego Rivera, one of the most influential Mexican muralists, was chosen by assistant registrar Brenna Cothran. Like a number of Rivera’s works, Dance in Tehuantepec was derived from a mural he had already created. Here, he based the imagery on one of his murals at the Ministry of Public Education in Mexico City. ⁣ ⁣ Cothran, who has been working on this exhibition for over a year, organizes all of the loans—including the agreements, the shipping, the unpacking, and much more—for the artworks, including this painting from a private collection. “This is the first work for this show that I have seen in person. It’s such an amazing experience to go from seeing works reproduced really small on an exhibition’s checklist to seeing the work in person, as it is unpacked from its crate.” See this and many more works by Diego Rivera in Vida Americana, opening February 17! Tap the link in bio for tickets and more information. #VidaAmericana #DiegoRivera⁣ —⁣⁣ Diego Rivera, Dance in Tehuantepec, 1928. Oil on canvas, 79 × 64 1/2 in. (200.7 × 163.8 cm). Collection of Eduardo F. Costantini. Courtesy Malba, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. 2020 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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En tiempos de tensión entre Estados Unidos y México por la política antiinmigratoria del presidente Donald Trump, el Whitney parece querer apaciguar los ánimos entre estos países que comparten 3 mil 200 km de frontera, y mostrar a los estadounidenses la riqueza cultural mexicana.

Durante esta "exposición histórica" serán exhibidas 200 obras de 60 artistas mexicanos y estadounidenses, muchas de las cuales hace décadas no eran mostradas al público en Estados Unidos, dijo este miércoles el vicedirector del Museo Whitney, Scott Rothkopf.

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Welcoming #MCM to our feed! #muralcrushmonday that is. Every Monday until the opening of Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925–1945, Whitney staff members will be sharing one of their favorite murals from the approximately 200 works that will be in the exhibition. Barbara Haskell, curator of Vida Americana, chose Ben Shahn's Study for Jersey Homesteads Mural (c. 1936). "The full mural visualizes an essential and defining aspect of America: immigration. It unfolds like a movie script, beginning with the oppression of Jews in Europe under Nazism and their arrival at Ellis Island to the crowded sweatshops and tenements in which they initially worked and lived. The final panel, shown here in the study, shows their eventual prosperity and contributions to American society. It's akin to a biblical story of slavery, deliverance, and redemption. I like it too because the mural weaves Shahn's own memories as an immigrant with historical references from newspapers and photographs." #VidaAmericana #BenShahn Don't miss this, and many more murals in Vida Americana, opening February 17. Tickets and more information via link in bio. — Ben Shahn, Study for Jersey Homesteads Mural, c. 1936. Tempera on paper mounted on composition board, 20 x 29 in. (50.8 x 73.7 cm). Collection of Charles K. Williams II. 2019 Estate of Ben Shahn / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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Entre ellas figuran varias de Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco y David Alfaro Siqueiros, considerados "los tres grandes" del muralismo mexicano.
De las obras del izquierdista Rivera se destacan por ejemplo los estudios de 1932 para el mural que pintó en el Rockefeller Center -con un retrato de Lenin en la esquina derecha- y que fue destruido en 1934, "Man at the crossroads" (Hombre en la encrucijada).

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En una galería que será pintada en el color rosa mexicano, símbolo de la exposición, podrán verse obras de otros artistas que se han convertido en sinónimo de México, como Frida Kahlo, Rufino Tamayo o Alfredo Ramos Martínez, entre otros, informó el museo.

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco (1883–1949) was born #onthisday in 1883. Considered one of los tres grandes ("the three greats") alongside Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros, Orozco first came to the US in 1927 in search of patronage. His visceral brushwork and portrayal of struggle and conflict had a tremendous impact on American artists, including Jacob Lawrence, Jackson Pollock, and Charles White. Colombian photographer Leo Matiz captured Orozco painting El Apocalipsis (Apocalypse) at Iglesia de Jesús Nazareno in Mexico City in 1942. Inspired by the tragedies of World War II, Orozco worked on the mural between 1942 and 1944, ultimately leaving it unfinished. Orozco will be featured alongside 60 Mexican and American artists in the Whitney’s landmark exhibition Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945, opening in February 2020. The exhibition focuses on the influence of los tres grandes and other Mexican artists on the style, substance, and direction of art in the United States. Visit the link in our bio to learn more. #vidaamericana #joseclementeorozco #lostresgrandes #leomatiz #leomatizfoundation — Leo Matiz, Orozco painting a mural in a church in Mexico, 1942. Alejandra Matiz, courtesy Westwood Gallery NYC

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La exposición podrá ser vista hasta el 17 de mayo.

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