Saturday, October 20, 2012

Visions of Mexican Art in Vancouver an exhibit including Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Graciela Iturbide and Pedro Coronel

Diego Rivera - Conteniendo el hielo del Danubio - 1956 ref. diego-rivera-foundation.org
The Chinese Cultural Centre of Vancouver is hosting the "Vision of Mexican Art" exhibit. The collection include 54 pieces of some of the most recognized Mexican artists like Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Pedro Coronel, Graciela Iturbide and José Luis Cuevas just to mention some of them.

The Payment in Kind program created in Mexico and also a unique idea in Latin America is a way of paying taxes to the government by artists. It started back in 1957 and has allowed to create an extraordinary collection of over 4,000 pieces. The "Vision of Mexican Art" pieces are part of this collection and also the Heritage Archive.

Visions of Mexican Art - Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver

Jorge Marín Sculptor - ref /impreso.milenio.com 
Other work part of the exhibition includes the beautiful sculpture in bronze "Acrobat on Split on Top of Bull"  by Jorge Marin.

Mexican Sculptor Sebastian work is also part of the exhibit in Vancouver with "Couple" a bronze sculpture.

Benjamin Dominguez - Historic Cupboard - Oil in Canvas - museosdemexico.org
Graciel Iturbide photographer - Our Lady of Iguanas - ref. aphototeacher.com/2007/07/03/graciela-iturbide


Opening of Visions of Mexican Art 
From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico: 
Visions of Mexican Art is exhibited as part of the activities of the Mexcian Pavillion of the Annual Conference of the International Association of Educators (NAFSA). 

The exhibition is kindly being hosted by the Chinese Cultural Cnetre in the On-Tak Cheung Exhibition Hall from May 10th to May 31st 2011. Tuesday to Sunday daily from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and public holidays. Free admission donations are welcomed.

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Visions of Mexican Art in Vancouver, B.C.