The Latin American and Iberian Institute (LAII), and the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) present "Getting Up Pa 'l Pueblo: Tagging ASAR-Oaxaca Prints and Stencils," on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10:30-2 p.m. at the NHCC Art Museum.
Ivan and Ivan from Asamblea de Artistas Revolucionarios de Ozaca will paint and stencil with community members on the National Hispanic Cultural Center campus.
Following the demonstration Ivan and Ivan will host an exhibit walk. “Getting up" is slang for posting and applying images in public places. The exhibit features block prints and stencils from the Assembly of Revolutionary Artists of Oaxaca (ASARO) collection. ASARO is a contemporary Mexican artists' collective working in block prints, stencils and graffiti murals.
In a localized adaptation of ASARO's commitment to visual and verbal exchange, they invite audience participation in the exhibition by labeling or #tagging the images presented. Visitors are encouraged to physically tag or label the works as they view them or to virtually label them on the exhibit website. The labels will be collected and digitized, eventually becoming a permanent part of the CSWR collection at UNM. In addition, there will be five public forums where participant comments and ideas will be recorded for inclusion in the collection.
The exhibition is curated by Suzanne M. Schadl, Latin American Collections curator, College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences, and Mike Graham de la Rosa, curatorial intern, NHCC, a master's student in Latin American Studies.
The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of David Craven (1951-2012), UNM Distinguished Professor of Art and Art History.