Ricardo Rendon Museo Guadalupe
In a time of globalization, transcultural movement and the leveling of world commerce, economists believe that today the earth could be perceived as becoming flat. They have used this metaphor to describe the world economy. This condition can also be utilized in describing transcultural movement. With the ease of cross migration, cultures are continuing to collide at a more rapid rate. The globalization of culture, ideas and artistic practice is creating a new balance, interface and flat playing field. Artists further the notion of “flatness” by the appropriation of popular imagery from their own and other cultures. The exponential growth of digital communication has accelerated this process. The universal presence of the actual flat screen monitor has brought about a flat screen mentality. Yet artists are able to juggle their ethnicity, cultural experience and global views to create works that are multilayered and distinct. The presenting artists of FLATLAND are at the intersection of cultural form, process and meaning in this emerging flat world.
Leigh Anne Lester
* courtesy of Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
723 S. Brazos St
San Antonio, TX 78207
Hours: Tue-Sat 12-5 p.m.
Parking: A large parking lot directly faces the Museo’s entrance.
Parking is free as well.