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Brown Brilliance Darkness Matter

March 25 – July 31, 2016

Maria Gaspar (b.1980 Chicago) explores the NMMA Permanent Collection in dialogue with ephemera from her own personal surroundings. By reproducing, manipulating and preserving artifactual materials from history to promotional mementos and images, Gaspar attempts to reimagine new and complex realities for a contemporary cultural identity. The installation serves as a temporal frame that brings into question the role of static historical narratives within the abstract, using this platform as a space to create multiple meanings and imaginaries.

Participating Artists

Maria Gaspar


Emanuel Aguilar

Organizing Institution

National Museum of Mexican Art

Displayed at

Xicágo Gallery