Mexico Remixed

The Global Arts and Humanities Festival returns in Spring 2019 with Mexico Remixed.

Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world, with a culture rich in traditions and expansive in its connections to other cultures around the globe. Mexico Remixed brings together some of today's most distinguished cultural luminaries who are actively shaping and reinventing Mexican culture in a global context.

Mexico Remixed is designed to support global learning, international cultural exchanges, and IU ambassadorship. The festival builds upon IU Bloomington's extensive academic strengths in the arts and humanities and promotes contemporary scholarship conducted by faculty and students on the art, culture, and history of Mexico.

Throughout the semester, the Arts & Humanities Council will collaborate with partners on campus and throughout the Bloomington community to present performances, art exhibitions, public talks, and academic conferences that highlight Indiana University's rich cultural ties to Mexico, its people, and people of Mexican descent living in the United States.

Inspiring Performers

Company Danzante
Flor de Toloache
Mariachi Los Camperos
ÓNIX Ensamble

Mexico Remixed at a Glance

February 2019

  • Artist's talk in the Grunwald Gallery by San Francisco-based painter, sculptor, video, and performing artist Ana Teresa Fernández.
  • Performance by Grammy Award-winning group Mariachi Los Camperos at IU Auditorium.
  • Campus visit by fashion designer Alejandra Carrillo-Muñoz, presented in partnership with the School of Art, Architecture + Design
  • Public talk by author and activist Dr. Sujey Vega on "Latino Hoosiers: The Case for Belonging and Acceptance in the Midwest."

March 2019

  • Public talk by comic book artist Jaime Hernandez, co-creator of the iconic alternative comic books series Love and Rockets.
  • Collaborative performance by Company Danzante, the Contemporary Dance program, and the African American Dance Company.
  • Artist’s talk and cooking demonstration by author and chef Fany Gerson, presented by Residential Programs and Services.
  • Public reading and book-signing by Valeria Luiselli, award-winning author of The Story of My Teeth, presented by the Creative Writing Program.
  • One Book, One Campus, One Community discussion groups on Valeria Luiselli’s most recent book, Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions, presented by IU Libraries and the Monroe County Public Library.
  • A conversation with filmmaker Carlos Reygadas at IU Cinema, part of the Jorgensen Lecture Series.
  • Screenings of Reygadas' films at IU Cinema - the first comprehensive retrospective of his work in the U.S.

April 2019

  • Public talk by Dr. Jonathan Xavier Inda on "Dying in Isolation: Migrant Bodies, Uncaring Medicine, and the Lethal Politics of Detention."
  • Workshops and performances by ÓNIX Ensambleand guest composers Gabriela Ortiz and Carlos Sanchez-Gutiérrez, presented by the Latin American Music Center and New Music Ensemble in the Jacobs School of Music.
  • Sounding Latinidades, a symposium of cultural critics, musicologists, and performers that explores the rich variety of musics within Latinx culture.
  • Peformance by Grammy Award-winning all-women mariachi band Flor de Toloache at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

Spring 2019 Exhibits

  • México Indígena, an exhibit of select works highlighting the artistic productions of indigenous peoples of Mexico, presented by the Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
  • The Earliest American Imprints: The Book in Mexico in the Sixteenth Century, presented by The Lilly Library.
  • Of Bodies and Borders, an exhibit of artworks by Ana Teresa Fernández, presented by the Grunwald Gallery.
  • Xaime's World, an exhibit on the career and art of comic book artist Jaime Hernandez, presented in the Wells Library Scholars Commons.
  • Tell Me How It Ends: Background and Foreground, an exhibit on the work of Valeria Luiselli and the refugee experience, presented in the Wells Library Lobby.