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Neo-Chicanismo // Portrait Exhibition by Marilyn Szabo

  • Xico Shipping Container Galleries 425 East Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States (map)

Xico Shipping Container Galleries | 425 E Roosevelt Rd.
September 21 through October 5, 2018
Receptions: September 21, 6-10 p.m. and October 5, 6-10 p.m.
Other viewing times available by appointment.

In 1999 Marilyn Szabo was awarded a grant from the Phoenix Arts Commission to photograph iconic Chicano artists active in the Chicano Art Movement. Since completing the initial project, Szabo has expanded the scope of interest to include portraits of a wide range of individuals and groups representative of the Latino community.

In the present political climate, a new generation of Chicanos has emerged. In July, NBC's Dennis Romero stated:

"...Nowadays, Chicanismo is mostly about ethnic pride, cultural expression and the defense of immigrants. Professor June Pedraza, chair of the National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies, says, 'Mexican-Americans students are eager to study the roots of the Chicano movement'. William A. Nericcio, director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences program at San Diego State University, described the recent renaissance as 'neo-Chicanismo'". 

Of this collection, Szabo says, "Together these photographic images are presented to provide a glimpse into the Chicano Art Movement and its participants (both living and dead) with an emphasis on Arizona. They are intended as an educational history of the movement and its importance to the Latino art community. It is my wish to recognize and honor the contributions these individuals have made towards creating a lasting cultural impact."

Earlier Event: September 21
New Works by Jose Benavides