Kunsthaus Zürich

Mexican Graphic Art

19 May - 27 Aug 2017

Diego Rivera
The Fruits of Education / The Fruits of the Earth, 1932
Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, © Banco de México
Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, México D.F. / 2016 ProLitteris,
19 May – 27 August 2017

Who said the Kunsthaus only holds Swiss art? A collection of Mexican graphic art donated to the Kunsthaus Zürich by the Swiss photographer Armin Haab comprises works by 65 artists who were born or lived in Mexico. Now, an exhibition presents selected pieces from this collection, centring on important prints produced in a variety of techniques from the late 19th century to the 1970s. Many of these works on paper are being shown for the first time in Switzerland. They touch on issues such as poverty and wealth, love and cruelty, the poetry and hardships of everyday life. In addition to prints by José Guadalupe Posada, there are characteristic Realistworks by Leopoldo Méndez, Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros as well as abstracts by Rufino Tamayo and Francisco Toledo.
The collection is undergoing full scholarly analysis to accompany the exhibition, with the results being documented in a catalogue.

Tags: Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Toledo