América Tropical: The Martyr Mural of Siqueiros


Screening of the documentary América Tropical: The Martyr Mural of Siqueiros, followed by a discussion with Dignicraft filmmakers Omar Foglio, Paola Rodríguez, and José Luis Figueroa, which will be moderated by Edgar Garcia, Assistant General Manager, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and James Glisson, Curator of Contemporary Art, SBMA.

This documentary is an episode of ARTBOUND, produced by PBS SoCal and KCET, and the filmmakers of Dignicraft. It explores the revolutionary artistic methods and politics of the Mexican artist David Alfaro Siqueiros during his time in Southern California and how these remain important for muralists in LA today. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s mural, Portrait of Mexico Today, is featured in the film.

Dignicraft is an artistic collective founded in Tijuana, Mexico in 2013. Its work has been broadcast in Mexico and the United States on KCET-Link, Canal 22 CONACULTA, Canal 52 MX of MVS, and Univision San Diego.

This is a non-ticketed event, and seats will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

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