Mexican Art, Activism Inspire UIC Exhibit

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The University of Illinois at Chicago Social Justice Initiative will present “Chicagoaxaca” an exhibition of woodblock prints addressing social issues in Mexico and Chicago. The exhibit’s opening reception will take place October 22nd at 5:30p.m., to 7:30p.m., at Pop Up JUST Art Center, 729 W. Maxwell St. The Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca, a Mexican political street art group, was formed during a 2006 grassroots social movement in that city.
The collective created woodblock prints, stencils and silk-screen paintings to address various social issues and create greater public conversation related to their concerns. Curator of the project is Iván Arenas, a UIC visiting scholar and Mexican-American researcher whose work focuses on the relationship between urban space and political subjects. Admission is free. Call (312) 355-5922.

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