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Familia Lorenzo Folk Art from Guerrero, Mexico

Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston

Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Familia Lorenzo Folk Art from Guerrero, Mexico

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Familia Loreno Folk Art form Guerrero, MexicoLa exposición reúne más de 50 retablos originales realizados en el transcurso de 50 años y tres generaciones de tradición familiar.

La colección de retablos son un testimonio del acervo visual de arte popular mexicano, particularmente del pueblo artesanal de Xalitla, en el estado de Guerrero, donde vive y trabaja la Familia Lorenzo.

Asimismo, el recorrido de piezas artísticas evidencia el dialogo intergeneracional en el cual podemos apreciar a múltiples personajes de la cultura popular mexicana como luchadores, guerrilleros zapatistas, calaveras del día de los muertos, imágenes del juego de la lotería o Frida Kahlo junto a ingenuas imágenes de santos, demonios, ángeles, figuras religiosas y danzas tradicionales enmascaradas náhuatl.

La exposición procura destacar el patrimonio cultural de estos artistas populares contemporáneos poco visibilizados pero que demandan de mayor comprensión y reconocimiento en tiempos debates culturales identitarios.

Familia Lorenzo se inaugurará el día 14 de noviembre, a las 18:30 hrs. en Consulado General de México en Houston ubicado en 4506 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004.

Con entrada libre y gratuita la exposición permanecerá en exhibición hasta el 13 de diciembre.

 


Familia Loreno Folk Art form Guerrero, Mexico
 
The exhibition brings together more than 50 original altarpieces created by three generations of family tradition over the past 50 years.

The altarpiece collection is a testament to the visual heritage of Mexican Folk Art, particularly the artisa- nal town of Xalitla, in the state of Guerrero, where the Lorenzo Family lives and works.

Also, the tour of artistic pieces demonstrates the intergenerational dialogue in which we appreciate multiple characters of Mexican popular culture such as wrestlers, Zapatista guerrillas, skulls of the Day of the Dead, images of the Loteria or Frida Kahlo along with naive images of saints, demons, angels, religious figures and traditional Nahuatl masked dances.

The exhibition seeks to highlight the cultural heritage of these contemporary folk artists who are not widely recognized but who demand greater unders- tanding and acceptance in times of cultural identity debates.

Lorenzo Family, Folk Art from Guerrero, Mexico will open on November 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston located at 4506 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004.

With free admission, the exhibition will remain on display until December 13.



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Consulate General of Mexico
4506 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004

Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)


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Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston

The Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston (IHCH) is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization, founded in 1965 by a group of professionals living in Houston interested in preserving, enhancing and promulgating the Hispanic culture and language inherited from Spain and Latin America. The IHCH mission is to disseminate and preserve the rich Hispanic culture, and to highlight the historical, linguistic, scientific, and artistic achievements of Hispanics or Latin-Americans, particularly Hispanics and Latin-Americans residing in Houston, Texas.

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