Rius, Feggo, El Fisgón: Political Neighbors

On exhibit from May 7 to June 30

Political Neighbors presents the work Rius, Feggo,and El Fisgón, three pivotal figures in Mexico's political cartooning and offers a survey of their take on issues in Mexico and the United States over the past four decades, including immigration, U.S./Mexico relations, human rights,globalization, and the environment. The show features a collection of works from the 1970s to 2012, published in Mexico and the U.S. 

Rius (Eduardo del Río) is a world-renowned political cartoonist and intellectual. His cartoons have been published extensively since the 1960s. Rius has written over a hundred books, and he is the creator of the "For Beginners" format, which includes books on Marx, Cuba, education, philosophy and many other topics. He lives and works in Tepoztlán, Mexico. 

Feggo (Felipe Galindo) works in cartoons, animation, illustration, fine art, and public art. His work is exhibited and published worldwide. He is the creator of the celebrated project "Manhatitlan," a series of works on paper, animations, and a book about the intertwining of Mexican and American cultures in New York. He lives and works in New York City. 

El Fisgón (Rafael Barajas) is one of Mexico's leading political cartoonists, the author of seven cartoon books, including "How to Succeed at Globalization," a comic-book history of capitalism and globalization. He lives and works in Mexico. 

The exhibition is curated by Andrea Arroyo and presented in collaboration with NACLA (The North American Congress on Latin America.)

Read about the exhibit in El Diario and Univision.

Camila SanchezMay 2012