Exhibition Opening Reception - Political Skeletons: The Art and Afterlife of José Guadalupe Posada

Exhibition Opening Reception - Political Skeletons: The Art and Afterlife of José Guadalupe Posada

Exhibition Opening Reception - Political Skeletons: The Art and Afterlife of José Guadalupe Posada

Date and Time

  • Monday, October 28, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location

Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center Gallery

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

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Born in Mexico in 1852, legendary illustrator José Guadalupe Posada remains an iconic figure among artists and activists celebrated for his bitingly satirical prints. Regarded as the father of Mexican printmaking, Posada’s eye-catching engravings appeared on broadsides that skewered the ruling class while drawing on Mexico’s history and folklore. He became identified with the calavera, the skull or skeleton that humorously mocked earthly wealth and vanities.

After Posada’s death in 1913, his form of “art for the people” exerted a strong influence on socially conscious artists in Mexico and abroad. Today, people continue to pay homage to Posada in combining sly, subversive social commentary with graphic power and invention. 

Panel discussion, Artistic Expression and the Materiality of Death, will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Exhibition on View October 28 to December 13

 

Artist Talk and Reception with Ja’Tovia M. Gary:

Wednesday, September 25 at 5 p.m.

 

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