Today’s Mexican Art Scene: Virtual Studio Visit with Raul de Nieves
Join us in the first of a series of virtual studio visits with contemporary Mexican artists who are making their mark on the international scene today. Mexico has a rich artistic legacy that has informed the way we understand the potential of the arts to effect social change.
Sculptor, musician, and performance artist Raul de Nieves was born in Mexico, and has lived in the US since he was nine. He currently lives and works in New York and attributes his multimedia art practice to his childhood education in Mexico, where he was taught to sew and crochet. Go behind the scenes with the artist to experience how his worlds of fantasy, fashion, and fable converge in colorful beaded creations like those exhibited in the 2017 Whitney Biennial.
Jose Higuera Lopez, Director of the Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York will facilitate the studio visit, which will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This program is in conjunction with Border Cantos | Sonic Border: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo, which is on view at the HRM through May 9, 2021.
Support provided by Art Bridges. This program was developed in collaboration with The Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York, Lehman College, and the Lehman College Art Gallery.