Welcome to the National Museum of Mexican Art’s new website! 

Promotional poster for Cuilli Y Macuilli, los hijos del jaguar

Arturo Sanchez Del Villar

Cuilli & Macuilli, Los Hijos del Jaguar, 2019

Every Sunday, Chano walks from his village to the street market to sell the jaguar figurines, or tecuanes, his grandfather Cenonio handcrafts. Following the advice of two tourists who buy the tecuanes, Chano convinces his grandfather to move to the city where they can earn a living with their handcrafts, but they end up marginalized. Meanwhile, their figurines land in the hands of a foreign filmmaker who trademarks them and the legend they represent. Sánchez del Villar bring to life these legends through a fusion of animation and live action, while critiquing the commercial exploitation of a millennial culture.