“Memory in Mexican culture extends beyond the personal. Ancestral legacies and historical events before and after the Conquest impact the Mexican creative mind and those of Mexican background who reside outside the country of their heritage. Jenny Priego as a Chicago performance artist has begun an exciting self exploration through her self-portraits with photography and video, from neo-Mexican Revolutionary soldadera who breaks borders by appearing in unexpected locations around the globe…” –Ana Castillo, June 2010
We invite you to join us for Adelita Pata de Perro by Jenny Priego in celebration of the 2010 Mexican Bicentennial.
Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 6PM to 10PM – FREE
CARLOS & DOMINGUEZ FINE ARTS Gallery
Arts of the Americas
1538 W. Cullerton St.
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Questions about this event? Contact Diana Pando, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Artist:
Jenny Priego is a visual and performance artist who draws inspiration from her existence as a feminine being. She uses several forms of media to interpret her self exploration, such as technology, her body, voice and formal fine art technique.
Adelita Pata de Perro is an ongoing project based on the Mexican Revolution’s soldaderas. Priego sees the early 20th century rifle-toting revolutionary as a 21st century Wonder Woman breaking borders throughout the planet. Using herself to represent this image she intervenes in world spaces from posing at the Royal Palace of Bangkok, Eiffel Tower, and the Coliseum, among others.
The spirit, courage and strength that embodies Adelita lives on in the many women that impact their community through the arts and beyond in Chicago. Proyecto Latina wanted to create an event that amplifies the voices and spirit of those women that fought in the Mexican revolution and the new generation of Latina women in Chicago that are making strides and impacting the city of Chicago.
Free and Open to the public. Q&A with artist Jenny Priego accompanied by an open mic of local writers and poets on the theme of what it means to be a modern day Adelita.
Mil gracias to our Venue Sponsor:
many thanks also to our Madrinas de Vino: Chicago Foundation For Women’s Latina Leadership Council.
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