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These artists’ statements appeared in a catalogue documenting the first exhibition held in Chicago that conjoined Chicano, Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan art and artists in words and images, Arte Hispano-Americano en Chicago=Hispanic-American Art in Chicago, which was mounted at the Chicago State University Gallery in 1980. The catalogue includes an introduction by gallery director Robert Weitz, a critical essay by Victor A. Sorell, reproductions of works included in the exhibition, as well as the participating artists’ statements.

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This exhibition catalogue documents the exhibition entitled, Arte Hispano-Americano en Chicago=Hispanic-American Art in Chicago, which was on view at the Chicago State University Gallery from June 9–July 16, 1980. This exhibition challenged Chicago-area art critics to pay attention to the work of artists they often chose to neglect. The cover image for the catalogue was commissioned from Chicano artist Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl (1923–2005). The exhibition was a juried, invitational show. Without the support of the Illinois Arts Council and the Illinois Humanities Council, neither the exhibition nor the ancillary programs would have been possible.

Researcher
Victor Sorell; Harper Montgomery, collaborator
Team
Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, USA
Credit
Courtesy of the Private Archives of Victor Alejandro Sorell, Chicago, Illinois, USA