Mar. 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cover image artwork: Puro Chingon Collective, 2016. Photo Courtesy of Roj Rodriguez. From left to right: Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, James Huizar, and Claudia Zapata
For the launch of the 2018 season, Mexic-Arte Museum is featuring six Changarrito residencies during the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. On Sunday, March 11, Puro Chingón Collective will be on hand from 12-3pm. Stop by and meet the artists who will be featured in front of the Museum on 5th St. and Congress Ave.
Support our March 2018 Changarrito Artists, Puro Chingón Collective! In the spirit of Changarrito, the pop-up mobile art gallery where artists can sell their work to the public, Changarrito with Puro Chingón Collective allows the artist to bring their work to you. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase as well as behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.
About the Artists:
Puro Chingón Collective is a Latinx art trifecta specializing in happenings, the activation of nontraditional spaces, designer toys, and art zines. Collective members are three Austin, Latinx artists: Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, James Huizar, and Claudia Zapata. In 2012, the Collective formed after their initial creation of ChingoZine, a Latinx arts publication. ChingoZine is part of the Barnard Zine Library Collection, Pratt Institute Libraries, and Texas A&M University Zine Collection among several other libraries and research centers.
In 2013, the Collective initiated The Puro Chingón Social Club, a monthly Latinx–themed cinema program presented at the North Door in Austin, Texas. For previous programs, the Puro Chingón Collective conducted interactive film viewings of movies such as Mi Vida Loca, Y Tú Mama Tambien, and Selena. Audience members received props that coincided with key scenes in the film, allowing viewers to augment their experience in a whimsical fashion reminiscent of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
In 2014, the Collective designed the Pachanga Latino Music Festival and debuted their designer toy line, Chingolandia. Their designer toys are currently part of the permanent collection of the Mexic-Arte Museum. The Collective has worked with Birds Barbershop, Fusebox Festival, Trans-Pecos Festival, Creative Action, and Juiceland. The Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection currently houses their official archives.
About Changarrito Project:
Changarrito is an art vending cart, conceptualized by artist Maximo Gonzalez as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. Faithful to their original, informal spirit, Changarritos exist throughout the world, evolving as forums for the sale of original artwork to the general public, presentation of public programs, special curatorial projects, individual and collective exhibitions. True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latinx and Latin American art.
Changarrito vending cart:
True to the Mexic-Arte Museum’s mission, the Changarrito is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary Latina/o and Latin American art. Artists will have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as a representative for the Museum during various Austin art festivals) while keeping 100% of sales. For each Changarrito artist, the Museum purchases a work of art to acquire for its permanent collection. The time commitment is four days over two weekends, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 3 pm.
Presenting Changarrito’s virtual component:
As of Spring 2020, the Mexic-Arte Museum has added a virtual component to the Changarrito Artist Residency, allowing Changarrito artists to not only showcase their artwork on the Changarrito vending cart, but also to the museum’s Facebook and Instagram audience for the month the Changarrito Artist Residency takes place. Artists are allowed to showcase themselves or artwork through ten to twelve Facebook and Instagram posts for the entire month and get the chance to be interviewed via an Instagram Live interview by Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator Of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, Isabel Servantez during the last Tuesday or Thursday of the month. The Instagram Live interview is optional.
Chosen artists will be able to display their artwork, create video and picture posts, sell their artwork, and walk us through their artistic process throughout the month. Rules on posting: 3 posts per week for a total of 10 – 12 posts for the whole month, via Mexic-Arte Museum’s Instagram account (@mexic_arte) and Facebook account (@mexicarte).