Mexicaido @Sapporo
August 12 – September 1, 2018
public reception with Naebono Open Studio Event – August 19, 2018
Closing Reception September 1, 2018
curated by Kio Griffith & Luis G. Hernandez
Mely Barragan
Hector Bazaca
Pablo Castaneda
Fernando Corona
Alejandro Espinoza
Paula Flores
Ingrid Hernandez
Luis G. Hernandez
Mayra Huerta
Amadis Lara
Marycarmen Arroyo Macias
Narsiso Martinez
Patricia Medellin
Julio M. Romero
Luis Alonso Sanchez
Jessica Sevilla
Adrian Pereda Vidal
Kaidō (開道 to make way, open the road) As our international thoroughways endure from threats to be blocked, the effort and needs of exporting and sharing cultural knowledge and expression seem much necessary as ever. The current structure of arts festivals and fairs continue to be engaging platforms to share this understanding of diversity in the arts. This traveling exhibit, “Mexicaido” organized by Kio Griffith and Luis Hernandez explores the limits of where an exhibition can travel off the beaten path and into the rural cities, where these connections are rare. The selected artists come from either side of the Mexican-U.S. border and address the livelihood of coexisting in this region.
This project was made possible with the support of naebono art studio and CAI (Contemporary Art Institute)