July 18, 6 pm @ The Mexican Museum
Projects by CultureStrike follow in the tradition of Mexican muralists, civil rights leaders, and street theatre groups. They deliver a strong message that empowers the disenfranchised in beautiful works of art. Please join us for the opening of Visions From the Inside, an exhibit that visualizes the experiences of migrants in for profit detention centers across the United States.
July 19, 6:00 pm @ Consulate General of Mexico, San Francisco
(Zapopan, Jalisco) She draws inspiration from her childhood in spent in small Mexican villages, where explosive colors, textures and kitschy found objects (for instance, the restaurant's sign is spelled with old bottle caps) create a unique aesthetic that sucks you right into this family-owned restaurant. Before you know it, you're ordering wine and tapas. Even the bathroom has a wave soundtrack recorded in Sayulita, a village north of Puerto Vallarta.
July 18th -21st, 1-5 pm @Center for Latin American Studies, Berkeley
The Train known as “La Bestia” carried as many as half a million Central American migrants a year on a dangerous journey across Mexico towards the United States. Through art and poetry, the Colectivo de Artistas Contra la Discriminación explores the meaning of “riding the beast”.
July 16 -23, 12:30 pm @ SFMOMA
A daily 12:30 pm spotlight tour of Frida Kahlo’s “Frieda and Diego Rivera” masterpiece.
This portrait, in which Frida worked during the first years of their marriage, shows them both looking forward, resembling how in love they were. Frida remained attached to reality in terms of the difference in size, whereas he, big and she, thin and small. We see Frida dressed in a typical Mexican dress, which enchanted her husband and began to wear almost all the time that began her relationship with him. Unlike Frida’s other paintings, where lush backgrounds and colorful ambiences predominate, in this portrait there is nothing that distracts the attention of the two characters, making it clear that in their relationship, only each one is sufficient for the other.
July 17, 12:00 pm @Consulate General of Mexico, San Francisco
Wenima López Robles is an artist originally from the wixárika community in Tuapurie Santa Catarina Cuexcomatitlan, north of Jalisco. Since she was 12 years old she has been devoted to share the culture of huichol art. Her collection Ta-Iyari, which literally means “our heart”, displays all the heritage of life that the ancestors left for humanity as well as the canonical work that this indigenous group develops to keep the continuity of the life they wer e granted.