'THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ALAMO' Exhibit Coming to Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

'THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ALAMO' Exhibit Coming to Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center is honored to receive $30,000 from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for its upcoming exhibition The Other Side of the Alamo: Art Against the Myth, on view in the Galería Guadalupe February 23-July 20, 2018.

The Andy Warhol Foundation's grantmaking activity is focused on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support them. The exhibition will feature over 25 local and regional emerging and established Chicano/a artists.

"The Guadalupe is excited to provide a public platform to local Chicano/a artists in another historic art exhibition," said Cristina Ballí, Executive Director, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. "The generous Andy Warhol Foundation Grant helps us provide these multi-vocal interpretations of our community's narratives which is essential in today's politically charged climate."

For this exhibition, selected Chicano/a artists are tasked with countering the mainstream myths of the Alamo's iconic status through their traditional and non-traditional paintings, sculptures, and installation work. The Other Side of the Alamo is curated by art historian, curator and cultural worker, Ruben C. Cordova, Ph.D.

"Though commonly known as the 'Cradle of Texas Liberty,' the Battle of the Alamo unleashed a chain of events that included the Mexican American War, the annexation of half of Mexico, and the spread of slavery," said Cordova. "The powerful and evocative art works highlight how the Alamo has affected people of color by giving expression to these suppressed narratives."

An opening reception is planned for Friday, February 23, 2018, with related programming including a planned symposium and an accompanying catalog. The reception, programs and exhibition admission are free. The Galería Guadalupe is located at 723 S. Brazos Street.

This exhibition is funded in part by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, and the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

About The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts: The Andy Warhol Foundation's grantmaking activity is focused on serving the needs of artists by funding the institutions that support theM. Grants are made for scholarly exhibitions at museums; curatorial research; visual arts programming at artist-centered organizations; artist residencies and commissions; arts writing; and efforts to promote the health, welfare and first amendment rights of artists.

Galería Guadalupe is located at 723 S. Brazos, San Antonio, TX 78207 | Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm. Extended Hours during the run of this exhibit: Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Free Admission. For tours and group visits, call 210.271.3151 or email info@guadalupeculturalarts.org.

Pictured: Antifaz: Forget The Alamo. Yellow Rose. Ángel Rodriguez-Díaz, July 2004, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 39 ½ x 60 in., Collection of the artist August 21, 2017.




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