Blanton Museum of Art presents "Arte Sin Fronteras: Prints from the Self Help Graphics Studio" opening day
"Arte Sin Fronteras" celebrates the extraordinary gift from Dr. Cárdenas and focuses on the Experimental Atelier Program. The exhibition begins with a selection of works documenting Self Help Graphic’s history as a community organization. The next section addresses the artists’ complex construction of Chicanx/Latinx identities by articulating a visual and conceptual vocabulary based on cultural heritage, family relations, civil rights, and the American experience.
The show continues with prints that challenge traditional gender roles and engage in an intersectional exploration into Chicanx/Latinx and queer identities. The exhibition also focuses on issues of migration and life at the United States/Mexico border. The final section includes works featuring Mexican-American religious traditions, ranging from Mesoamerican imagery to the modern commemoration of the Dia de los Muertos.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 12, 2020.