NeoMexicanism

NeoMexicanism

Zapata's Dish, (1987) By Mónica Castillo. Oil on canvas. 23 3/4 x 48 in. Part of the Nicholas Ingram Collection.

 

A critical Mexican tendency in figurative painting that emerged in the 80’s. It dealt with issues of identity and nationalism through an aesthetic production.

Neomexicanism allowed artist to confront the nationalistic portrayal of self, deconstructing Mexican iconography, gender, socio-political stability and structural constructions of patriarchy.

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