Rastros y Crónicas

Rastros y Crónicas

Broken Dreams/Los sueños rotos by Rocio Caballero (2009, mixed media on canvas, 39 1/2" X 47 1/4th)

Since 1993, more then 500 women have been killed in Ciudad Juárez in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. For some time now, Mexican and Mexican American artists have been sensitive to the subject of Women of Juarez and have worked on diverse projects to share their perspective on this disturbing situation. The thought provoking pieces throughout the exhibition serve as a chronicle of the struggles of Mexican women and the grievous deaths in Ciudad Juárez. By generating awareness, the artwork supports the cause of the victims’ families who search for justice and truth. The artists of Rastros y Crónicas compel the viewer to comprehend and sympathize with what the victims endured and what the living continue to face.

In the next few weeks Proyecto Latina will be featuring interviews with some of the artists and women organizing this event in the meantime check out the exhibit.

Opening Reception October 16, 2009, 6-8 pm
Exhibition runs through February 14, 2010

National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 W 19th St, Chicago
IL 60608-2706
(312) 738-1503

Artists include: Adriana Yadira Gallego,Ana Teresa Fernández,Amalia Benavides,Ambra Polidori,Azul Luna,Carla Rippey,Cecilia Alvarez,Celia Alvarez Muñoz,Consuelo Jiménez Underwood,Ester Hernández,Esperanza Gama,Favianna Rodríguez,Judithe Hernández,Karen Musgrave,Linda Vallejo,Mónica Huitrón Flores,Patricia Acosta,Pilar Acevedo, Rocío Caballero,Rosario Guajardo,Sandra Vista,Stephanie Manriquez,Susan Plum,Verónica Cardoso Nagel,Victoria Delgadillo.

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