Presence of OAXACA

Presence of OAXACA

Date & Time

01 October 2013, 00:00 - 28 October 2013, 00:00


NIE Art Gallery


Visual & Performing Arts (VPA)



Events Details

You are cordially invited for 2 talks by renowned art critic Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros that will be held in conjunction with the Presence of Oaxaca in Asia exhibition at the NIE Art Gallery. 

Wed, 23 Oct, 10:30 am- 12pm – Talk by Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros followed by a reception

“Oaxaca: Parallel Reality” -  The talk will revolve around the art of the Mexican state of Oaxaca and how tradition dialogues with new forms of abstract indigenous art. This Mexican state is making an aesthetic proposal that goes beyond the artisan and folk art that would traditionally be linked to this region of Mexico.

Fri, 25 Oct, 10:30-12pm – Talk by Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros

“Mexico’s Contemporary Art Scene” – The talk will address the most current contemporary art scene in Mexico, from its emerging artists to the most well-known names and styles of 20th Century Mexican art.

Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros

Santiago Espinosa de los Monteros (1956) is a renowned Mexican journalist and art critic. Mr Espinosa de los Monteros has a degree in Journalism from the Universidad Iberoamericana and has held the position of National Coordinator of Visual Arts at the National Institute of Fine Arts, Cultural Counsellor in the Embassies of Mexico to Venezuela and Canada, among many others.  He has written extensively on Mexican Art in newspapers and specialized journals in Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia, including ArtVance, where he was part of the editorial board, and Art Nexus.  He is the author of Roger von Gunten: the innocent precision of Chaos and has co-authored at least a dozen books on Mexican contemporary art, in particular, retrospectives on the artworks of Arturo Rivera, Anastasia Grieg, Ricardo Mazal and Joy Laville.  He has extensive experience as curator of exhibitions featuring the artworks of Roger van Gunten, Joy Laville, Luis Soto, Nina Menocal and a retrospective of Oaxacan Art.