Four Decades After the Muralists


Four Decades After the Muralists, June 26 – Sept 13, 1992

Summary: This exhibition showcased the vein of alternative artwork that reacted against the official government sponsored public arts. The artwork displayed in this exhibition developed parallel to the Mexican Mural Renaissance of the 1930’s and 1940’s. However, it did not find any support in Mexican museums – all government run. The lack of exposure and exhibition opportunities for this movement provoked a group of artists called La Ruptura (The Rupture) to eventually demand attention and support.

Participating Artists: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Gilberto Aceves Navarro, Laura Anderson, Javier Arécalo, Feliciano Béjar, Antonio Castellanos, Miguel Castro Leñero, José Chávez Morado, Arnaldo Coen, Olga Costa, Aarón Cruz, José Luis Cuevas, Xavier Esqueda, Gunther Gerzso, Serio Hernández, Joy Laville, Guillermo Meza, Gustavo Montoya, Rodolfo Morales, Luis Nishizawa, Roberto Parodi, Vicente Rojo, Raymundo Sesma, Francisco Toledo, Cordelia Urueta, Roger Von Gunten

Curator: Antonio Espinoza  

Organizing Institution: Kimberly Gallery, Washington D.C.

Traveling exhibition venues: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum Original Main Gallery, Kimberly Gallery, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

*Exhibition catalogue published.

Friday, June 26, 1992 to Sunday, September 13, 1992