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Madrid hosts Mexican illustrators exhibition

Until February 3, 2019, the ABC Museum will harbor a selection of 142 illustrations by Mexican artists

ABC Museum in Madrid hosts Mexican illustrators exhibition
The gallery will feature different formats, such as billboards, graffiti, toys, street art, cinema, animation, and graphic novels - Photo: Taken from Museo ABC's official Facebook page
English 27/09/2018 14:39 EFE Mexico City Actualizada 14:44

The ABC Museum in Madrid has decided to host “Pintacuentos. Ilustración mexicana contemporánea para niños” (Mexican Contemporary Illustration for Children), a sample of children’s illustration from Mexico. The exhibition features the work of 49 both acclaimed and emerging illustrators.

Until February 3, 2019, the illustration museum will harbor a selection of 142 art pieces that the Mexican illustrator Mauricio Gómez Morin has chosen among the work of almost fifty artists born between the 1940s and 1980s, including authors such as Abraham Alcázar, Adriana Quezada, Rafael Barajas “El Fisgón,” Irma Bastida Herrera, and Gómez Morín himself.

The gallery will feature different formats, such as billboards, graffiti, toys, street art, cinema, animation, and graphic novels.

According to the exhibition curator, in order to make the selection, certain criteria such as “professional trajectory and recognition for editorial work” were taken into account, but above all, it was a “personal evaluation” based on his own “technical quality, imagination, and originality” criteria. He focused on the “allegoric, symbolic, and narrative capacity” of the images, as well as “the humor and interaction with the narrative text.”

The exposition will also seek to highlight the importance of illustration in Mexican culture. Starting in the 19th century, and as a consequence of the “Restored Republic” period, Mexico became known as a country that was “highly rich in publications for children.”

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