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Ex-Votos Exhibition Featured in Southwest Contemporary

Southwest Contemporary featured Ex-Votos in an article titled, "Country's Largest Mexican Retablo Collection, Once Stored Underneath Bleachers, is Paired with Contemporary Devotional Works.


The article states, "Last month, a number of retablos went on display to the public in the NMSU University Art Museum’s new Devasthali Hall in Contemporary Ex-Votos: Devotion Beyond Medium. The exhibition pairs 19th- and 20th-century retablos from the university’s permanent collection with contemporary works by thirteen Latinx artists. Guest curator Emmanuel Ortega presents the exhibition as a historical exploration of the iconology and ideological facets of ex-votos as viewed past and present.


The artists studied works from the historical collection and then embarked on their own personal explorations of devotion and meaning in media such as two-dimensional works, sculpture, installation, and animation. Topics include perspectives on identity and history, modern socio-political subjects, and individual personal experiences in contemporary America."


Read the full article here.