John Pitman Weber, Jose Guerrero, Printmaker, Muralist, Worker.

John Pitman Weber Publicado 2015-10-09 07:54:14 Without struggle there is no progress at UE by John Pitman Weber and José Guerrero.   Jose Guerrero died 10/7/15, after a long battle with cancer. Jose was born in 1938 in San Antonio and came to Chicago in 1964. He worked in a small appliance factory and later for the Park District, but … Read More

René Arceo.”Carlos Cortez Koyokuikatl: The Man and Artist” Part 2.

René Arceo Publicado 2015-10-03 09:49:25 For René Arceo’s “Carlos Cortez Koyokuikatl: The Man and Artist (Part I),” see the link.The overall essay has been edited with Marc Zimmerman as a project of the LACASA Chicago Latino Art Series (CLAS). Thanks again to Carlos Tortolero, Cesareo Moreno and Dolores Mercado of the National Mexican Museum of Art (NMMA-PC), the family of Marianna … Read More

René Arceo.”Carlos Cortez Koyokuikatl: The Man and Artist” Part 1

René Arceo Publicado 2015-09-07 05:53:47 Copy-edited with a preliminary note by Marc Zimmerman.   Carlos Cortez. Photo, Isaura Gonzalez (197–). Courtesy of Arceo Collection.   Preliminary Note   Part I of this essay appears as David Pesqueira puts his final touches on an ofrenda in memory of Carlos Cortez for the NMMA Day of the Dead opening, Sept. 18. René Arceo’s “Carlos … Read More

“Muralismo mexicano de Chicago y el despertar de la década de 1970.”

Articulo Original: http://www.elbeisman.com/article.php?action=read&id=427 Marc Zimmerman Publicado 2014-10-31 10:57:33   La emergencia de la cultura chicana latina A principios de la década de 1970, las llamaradas del Movimiento Latino se avivaban a lo largo del Medio-Oeste de Estados Unidos. En Chicago, la mayor parte de los jóvenes de barrio también se encendieron y se vieron involucrados en ese espíritu ardiente sin precedentes. … Read More

“Franky Piña’s View of Chicago Mexican Art and Nine Theses about Chicago Mexican Art and Space,”

Original Article: http://www.elbeisman.com/article.php?action=read&id=33 Marc Zimmerman Publicado 2014-01-09 10:14:03 The following is the response to Franky Piñas article “Pilsen, el arte y la continuidad de Chauvet.” ♦ ♦ ♦ I There are striking parallels between the two accounts of the rise of Chicago Mexican art presented in Beisman’s first issue. Overall, Francisco Piña and I agree about the importance of the Pilsen-centered Chicago Mexican … Read More

“A Brief History of Mexican Art in the City,”

Original Article: http://www.elbeisman.com/article.php?action=read&id=22 Marc Zimmerman Publicado 2013-12-30 07:15:04 ♦ The present piece is a greatly modified version of a section of the introduction to JoséGamaliel González: Documenting the Work and Life of a Chicago Mexican Artist. Chicago: LACASA, 2012. If you would like to read a different perspective about the Mexican-Chicano arts development in Chicago, follow the link to the article … Read More

Franky Piña “ Pilsen, el arte y la continuidad de Chauvet”

Articulo original: http://www.elbeisman.com/article.php?action=read&id=21 Franky Piña Publicado 2013-12-30 06:34:36 ♦ En Los buscadores de oro, el escritor guatemalteco exiliado en México Augusto Monterroso, decía que cuando llegaba a cualquier lugar, no hacía más que agradecer a los que habían llegado antes que él, ya fuera un día o veinte años antes que él. Recuerdo ese pasaje porque cuando llegué a Chicago a … Read More