Mexican Modernity 墨世鼎新
20th-Century Paintings from the Zapanta Mexican Art Collection 薩潘塔墨西哥藝術收藏之二十世紀繪畫
Translated by Edward Zhou 周政 中譯
June 2016
64 pages
8.25" x 10.875", 40 color illustrations
HK$100 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$15 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-19023-6-8

This catalogue is published to coincide with the UMAG exhibition Mexican Modernity: 20th-Century Paintings from the Zapanta Mexican Art Collection. Mexican Modernity displays, through 40 paintings, the development of painterly styles and social representations, from the more European-influenced compositions to predominantly indigenous themes that regularly appeared as liberal Mexico sought to distinguish itself from its Spanish colonial past. The exhibition aims to introduce the different, and at times unique, styles, such as muralist art and neomexicanismo, and to highlight the importance that local painters played in the development of neo-expressionist and postmodern art, as well as the colour palette and compositions that are today celebrated as significant contributions.

此圖錄之出版為配合香港大學美術博物館之《墨世鼎新:薩潘塔墨西哥藝術收藏之二十世紀繪畫》展覽。《墨世鼎新》通過四十件繪畫作品,展示了繪畫風格與社會表述的發展演進,即從受歐洲影響的創作到以本土主題為主導,這通常表現為自由主義的墨西哥為努力擺脫西班牙殖民歷史而奮鬥。是次展覽力求介紹許多不同甚至獨特的藝術風格,比如壁畫藝術與新墨西哥主義藝術,並且著重表現出那些在新表現主義與後現代主義藝術發展中扮演重要角色的本土畫家,以及在今日藝術世界具有巨大意義的色彩模式與創作。