Opening Reception of Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey: works by Carmen Chami

The National Museum of Mexican Art invites you to the opening reception of Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey: works by Carmen Chami on Friday, April 3rd from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Through her extensive understanding of Mexican Baroque painting and figurative style, Carmen Chami (b.1974, Mexico City) creates artwork that reveals unintended journeys with travelers who are compelled to join in – whether voluntarily, out of complaisance, or necessity. Likewise, Adláteres (Minions) and the Unexpected Journey illustrates Carmen Chami’s love of compelling narratives where she provides each character a voice as she enters into their innermost world. 

En Adláteres and the Unexpected Journey  Carmen Chami (Ciudad de México, 1974) nos revela, en un estilo figurativo y lleno de entendimiento por la pintura barroca mexicana, caminos insospechados los cuales sus personajes han tenido que tomar ya sea por voluntad propia, complacencia o necesidad. Así mismo, se percibe el gusto de Carmen Chami por una fuerte narrativa en donde no solo da voz a cada personaje, sino que además se adentra en sus mundos internos. 

Curated by Dolores Mercado

Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Image: Carmen Chami, Adláteres migrantes (Migrant Minions), 2019, oil on canvas, 30” x 46”, Courtesy of the Artist

Funded by:

City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Park District
Illinois Arts Council Agency

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