DIOSES NUEVOS at Chrysler Museum of Art
Chrysler Museum of Art
January 25 — June 30, 2019
Featuring original music composed by Lucy Galarza
Curated by Kimberli Gant
San Antonio-based artist Michael Menchaca connects his contemporary art practice with the Chrysler Museum’s ancient Mesoamerican collection in Dioses Nuevos. On view January 25–June 30, 2019, the dynamic, new, mixed-media installation will be created specifically for The Box project space at the Chrysler.
Menchaca’s work combines video game imagery; vibrant, graphic wall text; and sculpture with references and iconography from Mesoamerican historical codices (pictorial history books). He often creates twenty-first-century deities, based on those from the ancient world, engaged with current sociopolitical issues, such as immigration and political bias that impacts Latinx, Chicanx, and Mexican immigrant communities.