The idea or sense of liberation appears in every country, throughout history, Salazar says. These artists were selected because of the way they approach the idea of liberation how their work represents their country or their political situation or their geography. To that end, Miami artist Xavier Cortada represents his home country of Cuba; Argentina gets a nod from Ana Maria Hernando, Liliana Folta and Brooklyn-based Seth Wulsin; New Mexican Cliff Fragua relates his Native American experience; Oscar Muñoz and Paula Winograd represent Colombia; Fernando Sanchez speaks for Mexico; and Denverite Daniel Salazar covers the Chicano movement of the American Southwest.
Liberadores opens with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. (a members-only preview precedes at 6) at the Museo, 861 Santa Fe Drive; admission is $4. Related events in July include concerts, online cross-continental conversations, performances and more. For information, go to www.museo.org or call 303-571-4401.
June 24-Sept. 26, 2010