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This exhibition catalog, Chicago Latino, was part of an intercultural dialogue initiated by two “socially-minded arts groups,” the 369 Gallery of Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Near Northwest Arts Council of Chicago, Illinois. The exhibition included thirty-two works by ten Latina(o) visual artists from Chicago. In this essay, Victor Sorell writes that the exhibition “promises to bring into focus our sometimes blurred differences, and to highlight our similarities inside and outside America.” Sorell notes that the works of the artists in the show both are bridging cultures and delineating ruptures. Brief biographies of the artists and the two curators are included.

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This 1992 exhibition catalog documents a show of ten Latino artists from Chicago that was mounted in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the 369 Gallery. Co-organized by institutions in Edinburgh and Chicago, this exhibition presented, among others, the work of Cuban-born Paul Sierra, Puerto Rican artist Raul Ortiz Bonilla, and Chicano Mario Gonzalez, Jr. In his essay for the catalog, the Chicago-based art historian and activist Victor Sorell draws parallels and distinctions between Latino and Scottish culture and identity.

Researcher
Victor Alejandro Sorell, Gabrielle Toth; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA