Mexic-Arte Museum presents Young Latino Artists 22: "°Ahora"! & "Capricho" opening reception
Mexic-Arte Museum will present Young Latino Artist 22: °Ahora!, the 22nd installment of the museum's annual emerging Latino artist exhibition. Guest curated by Alana Coates, YLA 22: °Ahora! features eight artists from across Texas confronting the prominent issues of the contemporary Latinx experience in the United States. The exhibit will open to the public with a reception, including live music by the Tiarra Girls.
"Capricho" is a project by artist Mark Menjivar that activates the archives of his late grandfather, Joe Font. Originally from Puerto Rico, Font extensively photographed various places in Latin America for a period of over 30 years. A main component of the project is a book of photographs taken by Font, which has contextual information added by family and friends at his funeral. Menjivar complied, scanned, and laid out these archives into a new book with some handwritten text. Additionally, Menjivar will work with families in the community to tend to their own family archives and create meaningful projects that reveal a shared human experience.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 27.