The Holiday Groove w/ Austin Groove Project, Magna Carda, the Bishops, the Vapor Caves [garage]; Sam Houston, Jake Lloyd, Zach Person [control room]
Empire Control Room
"...Traversing the dynamic history of El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) through various regions of Mexico, Mexic-Arte Museum's "Community Altars" stands more as a cultural lesson than an art exhibition. Its ornately decorated altars from 10 of the country's 31 states (Coahuila, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico D.F., Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, and Veracruz) reveal the diverse interpretations that have developed toward the holiday across Mexico..."
"...Ranging from widely known works to local gems, photojournalism to contemporary performance pieces, Mexic-Arte's permanent photography and new media collections are a treasure trove, brought out for display for the first time in "Fotografía y Nuevos Medios: Selections From the Permanent Collection."..."
"...But maybe I only think that because I'm part of the problem, too ready to assimilate. "YLA 22" forces me to confront the question, and I'm still thinking of the answer, because it has to do with who I am, and that's what identity is all about. “Young Latino Artists 22: ¡Ahora!”Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress www.mexic-artemuseum.org Through Aug..."
"...However, their potential, at least, can be recognized, and anyway, potential is process, and process is potential. It is an agreement that is central for an impulsive maker like Sebastián. “Sebastián: The Geometry of Space and Time”Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress, 512/480-9373 www.mexic-artemuseum.org Through June 25..."
"...Mexic-Arte Museum's "Young Latino Artists 21: Amexican@" touches on these things, but it also hits on stuff I don't have anything to do with. Religion, for example..."
"...He has had two other solo shows and numerous combined exhibitions, the most recent one in 1995 in San Luis de Potosí, Mexico. Now through June 6, Mexic-Arte Museum is hosting the first retrospective in North America of the artist's painting and collage work, "Art of Oaxaca: Rudolfo Morales — Juegos y Evocaciones."..."
"...The call to value, treasure, examine, and keep starts with the claiming of space. For artists Sylvia Orozco, Pio Pulido, and Sam Coronado, the 300 square feet they claimed in 1984 to house Galería Mexico, the first incarnation of Mexic-Arte, in the former Arts Warehouse at 300 San Antonio, must have seemed quaint if not outright foolhardy to the more traditional institutions..."
"...In the early Eighties, when Sylvia Orozco and Pio Pulido were struggling to establish a place for Mexic-Arte Museum among Austin's arts organizations, Herlinda Zamora was still finishing high school. Now, the young woman with the easy, dark smile and heart-shaped face serves as interim director of the Museum..."
"...Mexic-Arte Museum has always been at the forefront of local Día de los Muertos celebrations, staging Austin's largest and longest-running Day of the Dead festival for the last 26 years. This year, Mexic-Arte has invited families who have been in Austin for many generations to participate in the community altars exhibition and in the procession as a tribute to their legacies and contributions to making Austin what it is today..."
"...The one that this year displaces an "o" in the title of the annual summer exhibit at Mexic-Arte Museum signals a first in that institution's longtime support of artists early in their careers. What has been for almost two decades now the "Young Latino Artists" show, presenting work by artists age 35 and younger, will be the "Young Latina Artists" show in 2014..."
"...The annual Young Latino Artists (YLA) exhibition at Mexic-Arte, now in its 20th year, is commendable for simultaneously offering emerging artists and curators a chance to show work in an elevated museum setting and for exposing the broader Austin population to undercurrents of artistic thought within the rising generation of Latino artists. For "YLA 20: Within Reach," guest curator and visual artist Ricky Yanas returns from Philadelphia to the town of his alma mater to organize an exhibition of works by artists under 35 that is broad and eclectic – perhaps too much so..."
"...Especially if you're the reincarnation of his main squeeze and there's a chance to get out of the tomb and shamble into the light of a brand-new day (or millennium). As goes Imhotep, so goes Popoca, the titular walking deadster in Mexican horror pioneer Rafael Portillo's 1957 Attack of the Aztec Mummy (La Momia Azteca), which screens Friday evening as part of Mexic-Arte Museum's "Aztec and Maya Revival" exhibition...."
"...We Are the Youth Gone Wild; guess how old we are? The current edition of Mexic-Arte's annual "Young Latino Artists" exhibition takes a group of twenty- and thirtysomething artists and labels them "young."..."
"...Mexic-Arte Museum has been keeping this tradition alive in Austin for a decade now with its annual "Young Latino Artists" exhibition (better known as "YLA," pronounced why-lay like grito "orale"). This year, six Mexican-Americans under the age of 35 will showcase their works in various media, including prints, paintings, assemblages, and installations...."
"..."Brazilian Visual Poetry" has some problems, but there are inherent difficulties in trying to mount what is essentially a small survey of Brazilian art since the Fifties. Vater and Mexic-Arte should be commended for not shying away from this task..."
"...The half to two-thirds of the town that had been underwater became accessible to historians and photographers, a treasure trove of Spanish Colonial structures even in its ruined state. And a little over a decade after that, Beatriz de la Garza, now an attorney and writer best known for her stormy tenure as president of Austin's school board, is walking through Mexic-Arte Museum looking at Richard Payne's beautiful black-and-white photographs of the town where she spent her early childhood..."
"...Austin visual artist Pio Pulido passed away July 12. Pulido co-founded the Mexic-Arte Museum in 1984 in addition to being a prolific artist in his own right with many exhibitions over the years in both the United States and Mexico...."
"...This summer, Mexic-Arte Museum presented its 22nd annual Young Latino Artists exhibition, and it took its usual pride in showcasing work by important emerging artists. But it took an unusual step in declining to present a piece by one of this year's participants on the grounds that it could be construed as supporting white supremacy...."
"...As promised, TDH is hitting you with a rundown of agenda highlights for this week's City Council meeting, including $5 million for the Mexic-Arte Museum, a new Hispanic/Latino Community Oversight Team, and some grackle-addled proposals for what may be the tiniest park in Austin. Also, a familiar face joins the Austin Water Utility...."
"...This month marks the 15th anniversary of Mexic-Arte Museum -- her quinceañera. And as with traditional quinceañeras, this one is an indicator of big changes ahead...."