Prometheus 2017: Four Female Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco

Prometheus 2017: Four Female Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco
Library Shelf Location 15.MXMC
Publication Date 2017


  • "Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco," organized by Rebecca McGrew and presented at Pomona College Museum of Art, August 29-December 16, 2017."--ECIP data view.
  • ""Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco" is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty."--ECIP data view.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Partial contents Foreword / Kathleen Stewart Howe -- Introduction / Rebecca McGrew and Terri Geis -- Pandora rising: JoseĢ Clemente Orozco and four contemporary women artists from Mexico / Terri Geis and Rebecca McGrew -- Putting Orozco's Prometheus in motion: reframing mural art's meaning for contemporary art practice / Mary K. Coffey -- Muralism's afterlife: mural practice and the avant-garde legacy in contemporary art of Mexico / Daniel Garza Usabiaga.


  • Jose Clemente Orozco's 1930 mural, Prometheus, created for the Pomona College campus, is a dramatic and gripping examination of heroism. This thoughtful exhibition catalogue examines the multiple ways Orozco's vision resonates with four artists working in Mexico today. Isa Carrillo, Adela Goldbard, Rita Ponce de Leo n, and Naomi Rinco n-Gallardo share Orozco's interest in history, justice, social protest, storytelling, and power, yet approach these topics from their own twenty-first- century sensibilities. These artists activate Orozco's mural by reinvigorating Prometheus for a contemporary audience.This gorgeous volume presents substantial new scholarship connecting Mexican muralism with contemporary art practices. Three new essays address different aspects of Orozco, Prometheus, and the connections between Los Angeles and Mexico. The contributors take on a broad range of topics, from murals as public art to how Orozco's work fits into contemporary frameworks of aesthetic theory. The book also includes a chronology, vibrant reproductions, and critical essays focused on the contemporary artists.


  • Rebecca McGrew is senior curator at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Terri Geis is director of education and interpretation at the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles.


ISBN 9781606065440
Quantity 1
Pages 244p; 26 x 2.8 x 33 cm
Editors Rebecca McGrew, Terri Geis
Format Hardback
Publisher Pomona College Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Related Artists Isa Carrillo, Adela Goldbard, Rita Ponce de Leon, Jose Clemente Orozco
Category Art from a specific country
Keyword Mural
Related Country/Global Region Mexico
Language English

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