Exhibition on View - Political Skeletons: The Art and Afterlife of José Guadalupe Posada

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Exhibition on View - Political Skeletons: The Art and Afterlife of José Guadalupe Posada

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Exhibition on View - Political Skeletons: The Art and Afterlife of José Guadalupe Posada

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Date and Time

  • Monday, December 2, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location

Saints Tekakwitha and 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. 

Exhibition on View October 28 to December 13

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