Tijuana’s Generation Art: A cultural flowering in this Mexican city of possibilities
Out of Tijuana’s bloody narco years comes an intriguing wave of creativity in this young city, just 126 years old. Artists, architects, musicians and street performers are running arts organizations – small and large, established and homegrown – and trying to build a cultural legacy. These are galleries and institutions that don't just show art but are also actively working to educate and help shape a generation of artists and designers.
The pioneer: Arturo Rodriguez, La Caja Galería
The architect: Jorge Gracia, Gracia Studio
The ambassador: painter Gerardo Yepiz, a.k.a. Acamonchi
The recycler: Ingrid Hernandez
On “La Revu”: artist Mely Barragán, TJ in China ProjectSpace
The rule breaker: artist Hugo Crosthwaite
The ‘dead one’: street performer El Muertho
The tacos: Finding art in a tortilla
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