[FINISHED] Oaxaca in Los Angeles, Tlacolulokos

Famous for their mural art, the Tlacolulokos will invest the Musée de l'Hospice Comtesse but will also be present at the maison Folie Moulins and through the city.

  • Exposition
Tlacolulokos Visualizing Language Oaxaca in LA

Descendants of the Zapotec Indians, Dario Canul and Cosijosea Cernas, founders of the Tlacolulokos collective, invite the French general public to discover the rich street culture of Oaxaca, their home city. This city-state in Mexico, stage of a major popular uprising in 2006, bears the signs of this revolution which led to the creation of over 300 social, urban and rural assemblies, in favour of indigenous organisations. Today, the riots are forgotten but the walls of Oaxaca still evoke it. Graffiti and frescos are still very much a major part of the city’s landscapes with collectives of young artists more prolific than ever before. Their work focuses on the expectations of a young generation of artists having found a means of escaping the colonial and authoritarian system of the political regime through countercultural and anarchist movements.

In this respect, the Tlacolulokos permanently question their identity and indigenous tradition through the medium of street art, revealing a complex social fabric impacted by drug running, gangs, crime, migration and discrimination. The collective positions itself as a bastion of production and education espousing, through their paintings, an innovative vision of art and frescos and a rehabilitation of an oft-forgotten indigenous culture.

Artists : Tlacolulokos (Dario Canul & Cosijoesa Cernas).

During Eldorado, you can find the Tlacolulokos at la maison Folie Moulins, with Oaxaca at Lille, and through the city with the BIAM (Biennale internationale d’art mural) 2019.

Événement d'intérêt intercommunal

About the venue

32 rue de la Monnaie 59800 Lille

Poussez les portes de cet ancien hôpital médiéval...
Fondé en 1237 par la comtesse Jeanne de Flandre dans l'enceinte de son propre palais, l'hôpital Notre-Dame reste l'un des derniers témoignages lillois de l'action des comtes de Flandre. Les bâtiments de la cour d'honneur présentent un panorama de l'art de bâtir à Lille du XVe au XVIIIe siècle et attestent de la richesse d'une institution charitable au cœur de la ville.

Access: Le lundi de 14h à 18h et du mercredi au dimanche de 10h à 18h Fermé le lundi matin et le mardi toute la journée, le 01/01, le 01/05, le 14/07, le 15/08, le 01/11 et le 25/12 ainsi que les samedi, dimanche et lundi de la braderie de Lille (1er week-end de septembre).

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