Adelita: Enrique Chagoya's Recast Heroine

Friday, April 27, 2007 - 09:31 to Monday, May 21, 2007 - 09:31
Friday, April 27, 2007 - 09:31
Enrique Chagoya, Les Aventures des Cannibales Modernistes (detail), 1999 © 1999 Enrique Chagoya
Exhibition Date: 

 27 Apr 2007 - 21 May 2007

School Year: 

 2006 - 2007

Location: 

 Faulconer Gallery

Adelita functions as a figure for rethinking stereotypes of women in the Mexican past and in the Chicano community in the contemporary United States. Mexican-American artist Enrique Chagoya casts Adelita as a superhero in his comic book-inspired codex, Les aventures des cannibales modernistes(The Adventures of the Modernist Cannibals, 1999). The codex is one of many works by Bay-area based artist Enrique Chagoya in the Grinnell College Art Collection. Curated by Julia McHugh '07, this project was mentored by Associate Professor of Art Jenny Anger.