The Thursday Reviews
Over at the WaPo, Jessica Dawson has an excellent review of Mexican Report at the Cultural Institute of Mexico. Miss Dawson prefers the video artists, but also makes an excellent point on the issue of the adjective “Mexican.” This is sort of the same arguement that I have been making for years now about art and ethnicity, specifically the so-called “Hispanic” ethnicity, which I submit is a cultural and not an ethnic or racial term.
In her penultimate paragraph, it’s apparent that Dawson has missed the memo that painting is hot again when she slams the “predominantly retrograde cache of paintings and drawings [that] hangs at Meridian International Center” and states that their the “predictable and anachronistic work that results is particularly forgettable.”
Overall an excellent review of a show that I still have to go see and is in my “must see” list.