Bringing Aztlan to Mexican Chicago: My Life, My Work, My Art by Jose Gamaliel Gonzalez,Marc Zimmerman

By Jose Gamaliel Gonzalez,Marc Zimmerman

Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago is the autobiography of Jóse Gamaliel González, an impassioned artist prepared to danger serious about the empowerment of his marginalized and oppressed group. via memories rising in a sequence of interviews carried out over a interval of six years by way of his good friend Marc Zimmerman, González seems to be again on his existence and his position in constructing Mexican, Chicano, and Latino artwork as a primary measurement of town he got here to name home.

 

Born close to Monterey, Mexico, and raised in a metal mill city in northwest Indiana, González studied paintings on the tuition of the artwork Institute of Chicago and the collage of Notre Dame. Settling in Chicago, he based significant paintings teams: El Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) within the Seventies and Mi Raza Arts Consortium (MIRA) within the 1980s.

 

With various illustrations, this booklet portrays González's all-but-forgotten group advocacy, his commitments and conflicts, and his lengthy fight to convey caliber arts programming to the town. by way of turns dramatic and funny, his narrative additionally covers his bouts of affliction, his relationships with different artists and humanities promoters, and his position inside urban and barrio politics.

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