The Sackler Wing 2009-2013 Season supported by JTI. Supported by Conaculta, Visit Mexico, Sectur, Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation and Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne
This exhibition brings together extraordinary works created during the tumultuous period that followed the 1910 revolution.
State sponsored artistic programmes allowed Mexican greats including Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco to flourish, while international artists and photographers were drawn to a nation experiencing a thrilling cultural renaissance, among them Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Edward Burra.
Works by all of these artists and more have been assembled in what The Observer calls a ‘terrific time-lapse sequence’, allowing you to see Mexico through the eyes of the artists it inspired.
**** “This daring show sheds light on the many fine artists – native and foreign – who thrived in revolutionary Mexico in the early-20th century” The Daily Telegraph
Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940
6 July—29 September 2013
In The Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House
In 1910, revolution brought years of instability to Mexico but, in its aftermath, the artistic community flourished under state sponsored programmes designed to promote the ideals of the new regime.
This exhibition brings together work by Mexican artists at the forefront of the artistic movement including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and José Clemente Orozco. Also on display is work by international artists and intellectuals who were drawn to the country by its political aspirations and the opportunities afforded to artists. Among them were Marsden Hartley, Josef Albers, Edward Burra, Paul Strand, Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Breton and Robert Capa.
'Mexico: A Revolution in Art, 1910-1940' reveals a cultural renaissance that drew in some of the most seminal figures of the 20th century, all of whom were inspired by the same subject: Mexico.
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