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Opening Reception: Between Yesterday and Where- The Magic of Macondo
December 2 @ 7:00 pm
Join us at Latino Arts, Inc. for a FREE Opening Reception for our upcoming Winter Exhibit!
Between Yesterday and Where, The Magic of Macondo is an exploration of the idea that personal identity that can occupy a physical or figurative space informed by cultural heritage and external forces. Artists participating in this exhibition are part of the Macondo collective that shares the idea that place of origin is a duality between geography and cultural heritage. And it spreads with the exodus of individuals on its way through life and the world. In other words, the mythical village that Gabriel Garcia Marquez created in the pages of 100 Years of Solitude is a universal village shared in the collective Latin American legacy that exists in our cultural practices and lived experiences beyond the geographical location of our birth.
About Magical Realism:
Magical Realism is a literary genre with deep roots throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. With its depiction of stories uniquely placed between the mundane routine of everyday life, place, and cultural traditions; juxtaposed with the extraordinary that is manifested in the many characters and places that come to life in the pages of Marquez and Allende amongst many other authors. Magical Realism continues to seed itself in the Latino/Hispanic experience as new generations discover and recognize themselves in the characters and stories. Magical realism challenges us to see idiosyncrasy, geography, nature, and language as juxtaposition to the status quo and nauseousness of everyday life.