Art Exhibit: New Codex Oaxaca: Immigration and Cultural Memory

Art Exhibit: New Codex Oaxaca: Immigration and Cultural Memory

April 24 - May 26, 2017

Wilson Hall/Staniar Gallery

In 2010 artist and curator Marietta Bernstoff began working with citizens of the San Francisco Tanivet, a small town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, to make art as a way of exploring the effects of emigration on their small rural community.  The project continues to grow and over 40 artists have contributed textiles, photographs, engravings and other ephemera representing the emigration experience.  The traveling exhibition addresses important questions about the emigration experience: What are the implications for the state of Oaxaca, which has seen over one million inhabitants emigrate to the United States?  What is happening to their land in Mexico and the family they left behind?  How do we keep traditions alive within another culture?  Has emigration changed the way we see ourselves as a culture?  Marietta Bernstoff is a curator at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice, California and founder of the Mujeres Artistas y el Maiz (MAMAZ) Collective, a group of women artists in Mexico and the USA.

No tickets are required.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

5:30 p.m.

Wilson Hall/Concert Hall and Lykes Atrium