Chicano Dream - La Collection Cheech Marin @ Musée d'Aquitaine - Bordeaux / by WERC ALVAREZ

Chicano Dream - La collection Cheech Marin (1980-2010)

Exposition temporaire du 27 juin au 26 octobre 2014

Du Vendredi 27 Juin 2014, 11:00 au Dimanche 26 Octobre 2014, 18:00

Musée d'Aquitaine - Bordeaux France

"Toca El Pito" will be on view as well as 70 amazing artworks! 

Toca El Pito   24" x 60"   Mixed Media collage on Panel   2012

Toca El Pito 

24" x 60" 

Mixed Media collage on Panel 


Carlos Almaraz, Gronk, Harry Gamboa, Patssi Valdez, Frank Romero, John Valadez… All feature prominently in this collection, which has been on show in several international exhibitions: Chicano Visions, the travelling exhibition that debuted in 2001 at the San Antonio Museum of Art; and Chicanitas and Papel Chicano, which serve as a reminder that Chicano artists are also brilliant draughtsmen and pastel artists. Very recently the smaller exhibits in the Chicanitas exhibition were put on show in the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. And yet in France, Chicano artists are still relatively known. In 1989 the Centre de Recherche pour le Développement Culturel de Nantes (C.R.D.C.) and the Centre Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona co-produced a pioneering exhibition presenting sixteen Chicano painters, sculptors and poster artists. The Musée d’Aquitaine is now extending this presentation, the first of its kind in France. However, it is enlarging the range of artists and pictorial trends represented, and adding a significant introduction to the painful history of Mexican-Americans since the Second World War. Some 70 major works from the Cheech Marin collection have been selected to bear testimony to more than forty years of pictorial creation. Additionally, important loans from artists and private collectors have extended the exhibition to include contemporary screen prints, but also to represent the youngest form of Chicano creation.


Carlos Almaraz, Jari « Werc » Álvarez, Jesus Barraza, Chaz Bojorquez, David Botello, Melanie Cervantes, Alfredo de Batuc, Carlos Donjuán, Diane Gamboa, Margaret García, Yolanda González, Glugio Gronk Nicandro, Roberto Gutiérrez, Wayne Alaniz Healy, Leo Limón, Albert Lopez, José Lozano, Gilbert « Magú » Luján, Cesar Martínez, Frank Romero, Sonia Romero, Ricardo Ruiz, Shizu Saldamando, Eloy Torrez, John Valadez, Patssi Valdez, Vincent Valdez, George Yepes, Jaime Zacarías.

MCLA - Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, provides a slide show of around forty historicals murals frome L.A., produced from the 70's by chicanos artists.