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Mexico Mirrored in its Art. Prints, Independence, and Revolution



Mexico Mirrored in its Art. Prints, Independence, and Revolution
SWITZERLAND
BERN  •  Kunstmuseum Bern  •  21 October - 15 December 2013
 
 

A gift of the Government of Mexico, the Kunstmuseum Bern is exhibiting 51 prints and a piece of sculpture which entered the collection in 2012.

The exhibition is bringing together works of famous contemporary Mexican and international artists produced in conjunction with the project Estampas, Independencia y Revolución (Prints, Independence, and Revolution) initiated in 2010 by the Museo Nacional de la Estampa of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

The project was part of the celebrations for the Mexican Independence bicentenary (1810) and the Mexican Revolution centenary (1910). The participating artists, who were selected and invited by an academic committee, address the subject of freedom in their art. Among them are internationally renowned artists such as Leonora Carrington, Mimmo Paladino, and René Derouin.

The project was part of the celebrations for the Mexican Independence bicentenary (1810) and the Mexican Revolution centenary (1910). The participating artists, who were selected and invited by an academic committee, address the subject of freedom in their art. Among them are internationally renowned artists such as Leonora Carrington, Mimmo Paladino, and René Derouin.

The results are works that adopt controversial, sometimes socio-political, sometimes surrealistic or abstract responses to the question of the cultural identity of the Mexican people. The prints were executed in editions limited to 100 in different fine-art printmaking studios in the country.



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Contact: Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 8-12
3000 Bern 7
Switzerland

Tel: (41) 31 328 09 44

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