Latent Emissions, Chakaia Booker
Para la Gente: Art, Politics, and Cultural Identity of the Taller de Gráfica Popular
Selected Works from the Charles S. Hayes Collection of Twentieth-Century Mexican Graphics
This exhibition catalogue illustrates a show installed in the museum galleries from July 12-September 20, 2009. The forty-three images selected for this exhibition were drawn from the Charles S. Hayes Collection of over 560-prints and survey the work by the Taller de Gráfica Popular, (or TGP), a workshop of politically engaged artists working in Mexico City from 1937 until about 1953, when they informally disbanded and were drawn into other programs, organizations or individual projects.
The images illustrate the issues of post-revolutionary Mexico's political and social upheaval and the TGP's direct and powerful style as well as their deep commitment and response to the agenda of political reforms that were part of the Cárdenista government in Mexico at that time.