Friday, March 22, 2013

Book art exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute tonight!

If you'd like to check out some art tonight in the really nice Mexican Cultural Institute building at 2829 16th St NW (and have a free drink or two) read on! The Institute, part of the Mexican Embassy to the US, is hosting an opening of Codex Mexico, an exhibit about the book as art. It's free but requires an RSVP. Here are the details:

On Friday, March 22nd, The Embassy of Mexico's Cultural Institute will welcome theCodex Mexico: The Book as Art exhibition to Washington, DC, in partnership with The Codex Foundation and Stanford University Libraries. The exhibition showcases both Mexico's enormous heritage in the arts of printing, and the Mexicans currently working to renew and enrich such an important legacy. Come explore Codex Mexico, a unique, exciting exposition of artisanal books and printed art at the Mexican Cultural Institute for our opening event starting at 6:30pm on Friday, March 22nd!

These exceptional books reveal a world of rich potential for these new generations of printers, graphic artists, and writers, one inextricably tied to their unique cultural past. Harnessing a printing tradition that thrived even in Pre-Colombian times, twenty-two Mexican artists push the boundaries of bookmaking convention, providing distinctive housing for some of Mexico's most celebrated poets and writers.

Artisanal books from Californian and Australian printing presses appear alongside Mexican works, inviting contemplation of parallels and divergences between the cultures, artists, and printers of the exhibition. Inheritors of vastly different traditions, these artists' singular visions reflect a seemingly endless array of possibilities in the art of printmaking.
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
March 22nd, 6:30pm
Free Admission, RSVP required:

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