Friday, November 13
Join prominent Mexican artist Jorge Tellaeche for a presentation and in-depth discussion on his work El Sueño Mexicano (The Mexican Dream), a mural installed on the international border between Tijuana and San Diego that was first unveiled on Wednesday, December 17, 2019, in coordination with the celebration of International Migrants Day. Originally placed in Playas de Tijuana, the mural standing 32 feet wide by 19 feet high is made up of Tellaeche’s own unique style of colors painted on polyvinyl chloride. The mural was commissioned by the International Labour Organization in an effort to promote the diversity of migration by workers across the border and bring attention to a border culture of workers in a constant state of transition.
Tellaeche was inspired by the struggle of seeing the passion of immigrants and their relentless efforts of succeeding in their quest to support their families and to depict and represent workers from around the world. Highlighting Latin America countries whose intentions are to look up to the north for a better future of possibilities, he believes all these workers – despite their origins – have the same common mission: to connect arm-in-arm, touching on human interaction.
Tellaeche lived many years in Tijuana but was born in Mexico City and currently resides there. His work is part of private and public collections around the world and has been exhibited in galleries, museums, and universities across Europe, the United States, and Mexico.
Please reserve your spot by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once registration is complete.
Sponsored by the Latin American Arts Council.