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BSA Images Of The Week: 12.13.20 / Chihuahua Special

BSA Images Of The Week: 12.13.20 / Chihuahua Special

Welcome to BSA Images of the Week.

Happy Hannukah to all our Jewish friends this week as the festival of lights began on Thursday night. “Chag Sameach!”

Meanwhile, the Christmas jam is in full force with lights in people’s windows and in stores and yesterday in Bushwick, Brooklyn…. those little electric lights were surrounding a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe that a small group of women crossing the street was carrying at the intersection of Broadway and Myrtle. They looked like they were holding prayer books or papers with prayers on them. For those of you unfamiliar with the Our Lady of Guadalupe Day 2020, it culminates in a popular Catholic feast that celebrates the belief that a man encountered the Virgin Mary, Mexico’s patron saint, in Mexico City on December 9 and 12, 1531.

Speaking of Mexico, all of our Images of the Week are flown straight here from there today – sunbaked and sweet. Colectivo Tomate is the name of the group responsible for many of these brand new historically-inspired murals in Chihuahua, Mexico – and we thought we’d share this collection of new works from this warm desert-based city of a million only 4 hours from El Paso.

The collective describes itself as an independent group of young Mexicans who seek an improvement in the way of life in the cities in Mexico. They talk about using their mural works and arts programs in terms of healing communities immersed in environments of violence, extreme poverty, or social conflicts – with artistic processes, dialogue, and community work.

Aside from the fact that Mexico is the birthplace of inspiration for the great mural movement in the 20th century, it is also important to recognize that graffiti, street art, and mural art are very personal in how you define them, but those definitions are going to vary from person to person, city to city, decade to decade. It’s good to see how art in the streets here in Mexico is also building healing and strength in the community.

So a shout out to Colectivo Tomate Chihuahua, who is participating in this to celebrate “Chihuahua Capital Creative” – a week where they host talks, conferences, and workshops, entirely free at the Instituto de Cultura del Municipio de Chihuahua.

Here is our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Dagoz, Ale Poire, Aleida Medina, AO, Carlos Van Frankenstein, Ely Astorga, Gear, Grimp, Joaquin Salvador Navarro, Luis Miguel Lopez, MES, MiR, Mitthu, MUDA, Raul Rojas, Renik, Terrmoto, Yanely Sara, and Zoe.

A tribute by an unidentified artist to Quino AKA Joaquin Salvador Navarro, the creator of the popular comic strip Mafalda. The Argentinian cartoonist drew the precocious six year old whose observations about injustices and daily life influenced millions of Latin American readers. Quino died on September 30th at the age of 88. Chihuahua, Mexico. 12-2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Alto a la violencia politica. Stop the political violence. Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Alto a la violencia politica. Stop the political violence. Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ale Poire. Detail. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ale Poire. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Raul Rojas. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Raul Rojas. Detail. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Raul Rojas. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Yanely Sara. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Muda. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Mitthu Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Toño Terremoto. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luis Miguel Lopez. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Luis Miguel Lopez. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ely Astorga. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ely Astorga. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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Carlos Van Frankenstein. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
AO. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Aleida Medina. Detail. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Aleida Medina. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dagoz. Colectivo Tomate. Ciudad Mural Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MIR Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Renik, Zoe. Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MES. Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Grimp. Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gear Chihuahua, Mexico. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Manhattan. December 2020. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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