Zapata Distrupter: 3rd exhibition of Rubico
On the occasion of the centenary of the assassination of Emiliano Zapata, hero of the Mexican Revolution, the Collective “Rubico” and the Foundation “Viva Zapata” present “Zapata el disruptor”, a traveling exhibition in tribute to “Caudillo” which brings together more than 70 pieces with an approximate weight of 68,000 kilograms.
The inauguration took place on September 15 at Galerie Mark Hachem, Place des Vosges (75003), in the presence of the direct descendants of General Zapata, Marta, July and Manuel Manríque Zapata, little girls and sons and Ulises Manrique, great grandson .
This first part of the exhibition ended on September 21st.
This evening was the occasion to meet the artistic director of “Rubico”, Gonzalo Ortiz Blanco, as well as the artists whose visual artist Arnaldo Coen who captures Zapata on canvases of Goyard or Vuitton to show the game of recycling; Domingo Zapata or Daniel Lezama.
At the press conference on September 16th at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, St Honoré Street (75001), Guillermo Ortíz Mayagoitia, former Minister, Salvador Rueda, Director of the National History Museum Chapultepec Castle, Hugo Salgado of the Viva Foundation Zapata were present alongside Gonzalo Ortiz Blanco, Arnaldo Coen, Domingo Zapata and Daniel Lezama to present the exhibition of contemporary art and pop art.
“Zapata” at “Zapata el Disruptor” refused to be an illustrious corpse who is now one hundred years old.
Today’s idea is not to pay tribute to the moment when his life was truncated, but to ask how he is remembered and to conjecture the weight of his evolution in his new plastic forms, “he said. the historian Salvador Rueda.
Thanks to the initiative of the Mexican cultural artistic group “Rubico” (which takes its name from the Rubicon River), a cultural twinning has been established between France and Mexico.
A range of activities including an exhibition of art and jewelry, film screenings, a fashion show and a Mexican night, all inspired by Zapata, were presented to the public.
In parallel to the contemporary art exhibition, a series of unique and personal objects was unveiled from September 17th to 23rd at the MR 137 gallery, rue du Temple (75003).
There was the horse saddle of the historical figure; a Charro costume; photographs of Gabriela Zaavedra ,; portraits and works by Jesus Lima, including his shoe performance on ten-peso notes; of Lezama and Andrés Amaya.
The third and final part of the exhibitions is currently taking place from October 4 to 28 at the MR80 Gallery, rue de Turenne (75003).
“Apostle or Demon” allows to know more about Zapata, “the warlord of the south”, on his personality and what led him to become this mythical and historical character.
After Paris, “Zapata Disruptor” returns to Mexico to be presented to Cuernavaca by the Zapata Foundation and Miami, Florida.