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Cultural Center “El Nigromante” presents Five Exhibitions

By Jade Arroyo

The Cultural Center El Nigromante, popularly known as Bellas Artes, currently offers five art exhibitions in different media and styles. There is at least one for every taste.

These exhibitions are on display until April, so stop and visit this amazing venue with its stunning 16th century architecture. The Cultural Center Ignacio Ramirez, affiliated with INBA (National Institute of Fine Arts Cultural Center) is, and has been, one of the key areas in the cultural and artistic work in the region, besides being an institution recognized for its extensive contribution to the formation of several generations of artists in various genres.

Hilos (Threads), Lena Bartula

The traditional indigenous huipil becomes an icon of social criticism and change in the recent work by the artist, a self-appointed “huipilista.” The artist chose this ancient garment as the vehicle to express the inequalities and contradictions of contemporary society and the planet’s resources.

Serapes of the Porfiriato

These amazing examples of serapes from the twentieth century from the personal collection of Mayer Shacter and Susan Page. The blankets are pieces of traditional Mexican clothing, used as ponchos or shawls or actual blankets. They are handwoven throughout the country, varying in design from region to region. This exhibition features pieces belonging to the period of the Porfiriato, between 1880–1910, a period of great production of beautiful serapes which was arrested with the start of the Mexican Revolution.

Sense of Place, photography by Bruce Janklow

This is an analog photography exhibition that combines travel documents and visits different places in an impressionistic way. Explore communication through textures, motion, noise, silence, and the beauty of these places.

Our Presence, works of Alejandro Romero

Its People/A Chilango in Chicago. Several plastic works of this artist and spokesman Chicano art, showing its strong Mexican influence.

Complex sculpture by Miguel Ángel Morales

This is a display of new public sculpture by Miguel Angel Morales which will become part of the permanent collection of the center. Taking advantage of the cloister flowerbed, the artist created pieces mainly with rod.


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