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HP Outing: Eduardo Sarabia: preview of Moctezuma's Revenge, ASU Art Museum

HSGP Humanities Project Outing:

Free Art Exhibit Preview and Lecture

ASU Art Museum
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
ASU Art Museum
Location: ASU Art Museum
Campus: Tempe 
Cost: Free

Moctezuma’s Revenge, the first comprehensive solo exhibition of works by contemporary Mexican-American artist Eduardo Sarabia, opens at the ASU Art Museum Jan. 25, 2014. The exhibition, curated by Julio César Morales, will feature more than 40 works of art from both previous and new bodies of Sarabia’s work in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, video, fiber and works on paper.
 
Eduardo Sarabia (b. 1976 ) is a Mexican-American artist who grew up in Los Angeles and presently lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is best known for his series of hand-painted ceramic vessels that, at first glance, are indistinguishable from the blue-and-white Talavera vases that tourists buy as souvenirs. However, rather than traditional floral and geometric motifs, these vases boast modern hieroglyphs of Mexican and Norteño drug culture such as marijuana leaves, guns, skulls, pin-up models, bottles of liquor, packs of cigarettes, and animals that symbolize specific drugs: the rooster, marijuana; the goat, heroin; and the parrot, cocaine. Sarabia makes reference not just to a physical border, but to a dividing line in the identity of one who feels at once familiar with and distant from his or her cultural heritage.
 
This lecture and gallery preview is free and open to the public. Moctezuma’s Revenge is curated by Julio César Morales and is generously supported by the Fran Fee Memorial Fund and the Helme Prinzen Endowment. The original version of this exhibition, Tainted, was curated by Adam Lerner and presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, where it was sponsored in part by David Caulkins.

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  • Jennifer W.

    Not sure I can make it. All y'all go and enjoy!

    January 17, 2014

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