This Thursday, February 9th, the exhibition “Tradition and Modernity – Oaxaca, México” will open at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Miami. This exhibition gazes at the encounter between tradition and modernity in Oaxacan Art. Different generations, styles and artistic purposes combine to show us the singularities of cultural syncretism in Oaxaca through the eyes of seven local artists. The exhibit runs through April 9th, 2017.
Oaxaca is a Mexican state known for its strong sense of identity, powerful attachment to its traditions and deep appreciation for its land and cultural heritage. These characteristics provide a suitable environment for creativity as we can see by the different approaches that each artist takes in regard to common regional patterns and current artistic trends. The nature, costumes, indigenous heritage and Oaxacan idiosyncrasy are reinterpreted by these artists. Oaxaca, as Mexico, takes elements from its heritage and connects itself through the creativity of its people to the current trends of international art.
The exhibition will be open to the public at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th at the Cultural Institute of Mexico in Miami (1399 SW 1st Ave Miami FL 33130, Third floor). Opening remarks by José Antonio Zabalgoitia, Consul General of Mexico in Miami; Fernando de la Torre, Director of the Cultural Institute of Mexico and Charly Delgado, the exhibit´s curator.
Seven perspectives, one land: Oaxaca
The exhibit includes works by Saúl Castro, Rosendo Pinacho, Román Gutiérrez, Fulgencio Lazo, Fernando Andriacci, Jacobo y María Ángeles.