Framing Martín Ramírez
*Note that the date, time, and location of this event has changed effective 12/9/2015*
An introduction to Martin Ramirez’s biography and the trajectory of his artwork, from its systematic destruction in the 1940s to its recent assimilation into the mainstream art world. Victor Espinosa considers the stakes of Ramirez’s categorization as psychotic, contemporary folk, and outsider artist: What does it mean for Ramirez to be considered an
American contemporary folk artist versus an outsider versus simply a Mexican immigrant artist? How can we understand the assimilation of artwork created by marginalized artists in a global market driven by commodified notions of cultural authenticity?
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