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Bibiana Suárez: Memoria(Memory) and the Latino Experience

Bibiana Suárez: Memoria(Memory) and the Latino Experience
"Se Habla Ingles" and other pairs, 2011. (Image Credit: Ray Figlewski.) When considering Bibiana Suárez’s exhibition Memoria(Memory), one must look past the distinction of Chicano, Cuban, or Puerto Rican art as separate entities and instead view the exhibition as a portrayal of the  Latino experience in the United States as a whole.  While a daunting task, Suárez narrowly escapes... 

Culture as Collective: An Interview with Abraham Velázquez Tello

Culture as Collective: An Interview with Abraham Velázquez Tello
I recently sat down with a fellow Chicago Art Department member, Abraham Velázquez Tello, who has been a very busy man lately with projects like his year-old website, Gozamos, which spotlights Latino culture in Chicago, and the brand spanking new screen printing studio he built with Jason Frohlichstein within the Chicago Art Department communal studio space on W. Hubbard. We talked about his ongoing... 
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