Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Settling Latin Multiculturalism Exhibit

October 24th, 2013 - November 29th, 2013

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
901 Convention Center Blvd., Suite 119
New Orleans, LA 70130

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the exhibition of Mexican artist Paulina Sierra.

Inspired by the Latino immigrant community in New Orleans, Sierra’s sculptures explore migration, globalization, foodways and “mexicanidad”.

Paulina Sierra on the exhibit and project:

“By mixing clay and corn together, I wanted to create a more resilient version of a tortilla. By making it lose its vulnerability and edible quality, I wanted to transform it into a structural element, almost like a brick. Three thousand clay and corn tortillas were created in a conventional tortilla machine in Mexico. These were then shipped to New Orleans and finally installed into a prefabricated structure. This work is intended to represent temporary residence or settling for migrants that leave their familiar ways behind. The intention is to show what it feel for migrants to be incorporated within structures, but through certain traditions or the gathering of different Latin similarities they find the way to stay true to their culture. These actions allow them to resist the loss of their roots and even stay defiant towards globalization.”

The exhibit will run from Thursday, October 24th to Friday, November 29th.

For more information on this exhibit, click here

Mexico + People
Carol McMichael Reese
Professor - Architecture