Thursday, May 15, 2014

La Calaca Press III in Hong Kong

LA CALACA PRESS and Odd One Out Gallery are proud to present: LA CALACA PRESS III International Print Exchange -POSADA CENTENARIO- in HONG KONG!!! at Odd One Out Gallery, 34 Sau Wa Fong, Wanchai, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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ODD ONE OUT, La Calaca Press are pleased to present
International Print Exchange III
Prints celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead

16 to 18 MAY 2014

In celebration of Mexico's Day of the Dead, Odd One Out on Sau Wah Fong is hosting a non-profit travelling exhibition featuring 250+ prints from around the world. The La Calaca travelling exhibition will be exhibited at Odd One Out and at participating shops in the neighbourhood, including Manks, Lala Curio, Jouer, Polab, {sfs} cafe, Igloo, and Colorful Colors. In addition, there will be a free monoprint workshop from 3pm to 4.30pm on Sunday May 18th.

About La CALACA:

Since 2010 Carlos Barbarena of Chicago has organised print exchanges celebrating Mexico's Day of the Dead. Skulls, devils, skeletons and humour abound in this important date in Mexico's festive calendar.
243 artists participated in last year's La Calaca print exchange and this is the first time the work has been shown in Hong Kong,
2013 is also the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada. This Mexican artist is famed for using calaveras [skulls and skeletons] in satirical depictions of public life, politics and religion. While Posada died in obscurity his engravings found a new audience in the 1920s thanks to the French artist Jean Charlot, who encountered them while visiting Diego Rivera. Today Posada's images are well known throughout Mexico and Latin America, where they have become synonymous with El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.

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