Habia una vez…
The history of Latino Arts in Chicago, in all its manifestations, reflects the social, economic and political position of the Latino community of Chicago.
Culture evolves and transform with time, it takes and gives to the surrounding cultures and in its transformation it becomes stronger, mature, well defined.
The Latino artists of Chicago, originally, came from other countries and brought with them the tastes and influences of those places. The new generation of artists are, sometimes, born in the city or the country, well educated, bilingual, with strong sense of origin, identity and tradition.
Now, at the present time, 2013, a combination of both immigrants and nationals form the Latino avant-garde in art and culture. The Latino artists are now better equipped to take their role in the Chicago Culture.
Chicago is an ebullient Cultural entity. The “Culture” of the city is and has been a conjunction of all its people with their unique ethnical, political and social backgrounds.
The Latino influence; although strong, has never been part of the established main-stream cultural entities with little or no representation in museums, galleries, theatres and film.