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Aug 19, 2016

Mexican Embassy Hosts Exhibit on Yucatan Art

Hugo Juarez Carillo

An art exhibit has been launched at the Mexican Institute in Belize City. Entitled “Three Generations of Graphic Art in Yucatan,” the exhibit will showcase the work of three talented Mexican artists, depicting Mexico’s position in the global landscape of art and culture throughout the years—from the aesthetics and heritage of indigenous peoples to the expression of modern art. Consular of Legal Affairs at the Mexican Institute, Hugo Juarez Carillo told News Five more about the exhibit featuring: José Luis Rumbo, Adrián Bastarrachea and Mario Reyes.


Hugo Juarez Carillo, Consular of Legal Affairs, Mexican Institute

“This is the sixteenth cultural activity of this year that has been developed by the Mexican Embassy. In this time, we have Jose Luis Rumbo and two other artists in an exhibition where they are putting graphic art from Yucatan. One of them is ninety years old; the other one is a very mature artist that has come to Belize to prepare the work and the third, Mister Adran Bastarachea, twenty-four years old—and all of them presenting a different type of art. It is not exactly a painting but it has different techniques. It is an art that needs more patience to be prepared and it is beautiful. I can tell you that we have world-class art that is being presented to the Belizean public. We see in art speaking not as Yucatan in a division with Campeche in a division with Quintana Roo or a division with Belize. This division is artificial for art; it’s a division that people created for political purposes. But art is above that is more human and then I think you see some Belizean roots on some of these arts because we are the same people in this area. The way that culture comes back and forth—from Merida to Belize City, from Campeche to Chetumal, from Chetumal to Merida and again to Belize City—it is very fast and doesn’t stop in migratory office. It’s something that we human and at the same time the way that we mix the population of the whole area creates a different type of art that makes you feel like you are seeing something Belizean in this art.”


Three Generations of Graphic Art in Yucatan is free to the public. The exhibit will remain open until September eighth.

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