POSADA: The Godfather of Latin American Printmaking
ARTIST TALK: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 1:00PM EDT
Via Zoom at Eiteljorg Museum
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About this Event:
"POSADA: The Godfather of Latin American Printmaking"
José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) was a Mexican Printmaker and illustrator known for his satirical and socio-political prints and cartoons. His more critical work shows us the social injustices and inequality during the Porfiriato (1876-1911) but also he illustrated with mastery the spirit and everyday life of the Mexican People. One of his well-known satirical prints is “La Calavera Garbancera or La Catrina”, a print that has become an icon during the celebration of el Día de Muertos / Day of the Dead.
In this presentation Barberena will be talking about Posada’s legacy and how his social-political work has influenced artists in Mexico and Latin America until this day.
About the Artist:
Carlos Barberena (b.1972) is a contemporary Nicaraguan self-taught Printmaker best known for his satirical relief prints and the use of images from pop culture, as well as from political and cultural tragedies. His work has been shown nationally and internationally in Art Biennials, Museums, Galleries, Universities and Cultural Centers.
He has received various awards, most notably the “National Printmaking Award 2012” given by the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture. Barberena’s work is included in numerous public and private collections. Currently Barberena lives and works in Chicago.