Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center 723 S. Brazos St San Antonio, TX 78207 210.271.3151

Flatland

July 11- October 11, 2014

Curated by Patty Ortiz

Museo Guadalupe Opening Reception: Friday, July 11, 6-9 p.m.

In a time of globalization, transcultural movement and the leveling of world commerce, economists believe that today the earth could be perceived as becoming flat. They have used this metaphor to describe the world economy. This condition can also be utilized in describing transcultural movement. With the ease of cross migration, cultures are continuing to collide at a more rapid rate. The globalization of culture, ideas and artistic practice is creating a new balance, interface and flat playing field. Artists further the notion of “flatness” by the appropriation of popular imagery from their own and other cultures. The exponential growth of digital communication has accelerated this process. The universal presence of the actual flat screen monitor has brought about a flat screen mentality. Yet artists are able to juggle their ethnicity, cultural experience and global views to create works that are multilayered and distinct. The presenting artists of FLATLAND are at the intersection of cultural form, process and meaning in this emerging flat world.

Artists: Carlos Aires Mark Hogensen Leigh Anne Lester Rigoberto Luna Francisco Merel Ann-Michele Morales Ricardo Rendón Ansen Seale Xochi Solis Jason Villegas

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