A Celebration of Mexican Art with Alan Riding-Oct 24-Paris

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ALAN RIDING, author of the best-selling book, Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans, will talk about the role of art in Mexican history and society in the context of Mexique 1900-1950, the new exhibition at the Grand Palais,which runs from Oct. 5 to Jan. 23, 2017.

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ALAN RIDING, author of the best-selling book, Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans, will talk about the role of art in Mexican history and society in the context of Mexique 1900-1950, the new exhibition at the Grand Palais,which runs from Oct. 5 to Jan. 23, 2017.
 
Join me and Alan on Monday Oct 24 for dinner and the presentation.  
Join us Chez notre ami John Brainard for a celebration of Mexican Art with special guest Alan Riding
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Margaritas, chips, salsa, guacamole, a Mexican meal and vino,  ¡Viva Mexico!
 
Tickets: 30 euros.
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"Mexico has always displayed a strong visual identity, from the multi-colored pyramids of pre-Hispanic times and the ornate Baroque churches of the colonial era to the violently-political murals of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, which helped to propagate the myths of the 1910-1917 Revolution. But while these muralists influenced Jackson Pollock and post-war Abstract Expressionism in the US, Mexican artists were not isolated from earlier European movements, such as Cubism and Surrealism. Indeed, André Breton proclaimed Frida Kahlo to be the ultimate surrealist. It may require a trip to Mexico to appreciate fully the power of, say, Rivera's murals in the National Palace, but Mexique 1900-1950 should not be missed: it illustrates dramatically how political turbulence and explosive creativity gave shape to Mexican modern art during the first half of the 20th century." Alan Riding
 
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