“Mexique” at the Grand Palais is the largest event dedicated to Mexican art since 1953. The comprehensive exhibition emphasizes the spirit of modernity and willingness to embrace change led to the development and evolution of a culture of vibrant creativity throughout the twentieth century.
Since its independence won from the Spanish monarchy in 1821, Mexico has never ceased to assert its willingness for change and its spirit of modernity.
With painting, sculpture, architecture, urbanism, music, literature, film and the applied arts the country has forged its identity. The exhibition, which was desired by the highest French and Mexican authorities, is the largest event dedicated to Mexican art since 1953. Offering a panorama of famous artists such as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Rufino Tamayo, the exhibition tour is a testament to the vibrant artistic creativity of the country throughout the twentieth century.
- Diego Rivera, Río Juchitán, 1953-1955