Art history alumna Maryanna Ramirez (MA ’09), Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, has co-curated an exhibition of contemporary Mexican art titled Otros Lados: Itzel Basualdo, Hugo Crosthwaite, and Judithe Hernández (August 22 – December 6, 2020). Al otro lado is a phrase used in Mexico to describe areas of the United States populated by Mexican immigrants. The fluid nature of migration, exile, labor, and cultural exchanges between Mexico and the U.S., resonates in the daily lives of people in both countries.
The art produced by Mexican and Mexican American artists in the U.S. has a long history as many parts of the Southwestern portion of the U.S. were formally Mexico. Too often Mexican American artists have been left outside of canonical readings of American art; each artist in this exhibition expands traditional notions of what it means to be an American artist today. Otros Lados: Itzel Basualdo, Hugo Crosthwaite, and Judithe Hernández brings together three generations of artists who are deeply informed by Mexican and Mexican American experiences.
At 5pm (EDT) on Wednesday, September 16, the Frost Art Museum invites art lovers to join them for an online conversation with Maryanna and Amy Galpin, Chief Curator, and the artists of Otros Lados: Itzel Basualdo, Hugo Crosthwaite, and Judithe Hernández.
To register for the panel discussion, click here: https://frost.fiu.edu/exhibitions-events/events/2020/09/artist-panel.html