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So Far So Close: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara

September 30, 2004

Considered the cradle of Mexican identity, Guadalajara is perhaps the country’s symbolic and artistic center that brings together the most powerful images of Mexican popular culture, from its colorful Mariachis to José Clemente Orozco’s public commissions. Nonetheless, unlike in Mexico City, contemporary artists from Guadalajara are not trained in art schools as they come from different disciplines such as architecture and media studies. As part of the multi-site event Mexico Now, So Far, So Close gathered recent works by those who do not share a style or common preoccupations, but rather a sense of geographical displacement.