By Jose Gamaliel Gonzalez,Marc Zimmerman

Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago is the autobiography of Jóse Gamaliel González, an impassioned artist keen to threat involved in the empowerment of his marginalized and oppressed group. via memories rising in a chain of interviews carried out over a interval of six years by means of his good friend Marc Zimmerman, González appears again on his existence and his function in constructing Mexican, Chicano, and Latino artwork as a basic size of town he got here to name home.

 

Born close to Monterey, Mexico, and raised in a metal mill city in northwest Indiana, González studied paintings on the university of the paintings Institute of Chicago and the collage of Notre Dame. Settling in Chicago, he based significant artwork teams: El Movimiento Artístico Chicano (MARCH) within the Seventies and Mi Raza Arts Consortium (MIRA) within the 1980s.

 

With a number of illustrations, this e-book portrays González's all-but-forgotten group advocacy, his commitments and conflicts, and his lengthy fight to convey caliber arts programming to the town. through turns dramatic and funny, his narrative additionally covers his bouts of disease, his relationships with different artists and humanities promoters, and his position inside of urban and barrio politics.

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