A Platform for Mexican Artists in Bushwick is Looking for New Submissions

Angely Mercado


Rejoice Mexican and Mexican-American artists of Bushwick. Méxtasis, a platform that celebrates and showcases work by Mexican artists is looking for new submissions. 

The platform held its’ first event in the area back in 2016 and even participated in Bushwick Open Studios. And since it was successful, they’re back and in need of new art submissions for an upcoming show this September at #OLIVIEPONCE Space at 10 Cypress Avenue in Brooklyn. 

Accepted art will also be a part of Bushwick Open Studios 2018

A press release sent over by a representative at Méxtasis states:

“The project fosters multiple perspectives on the cultural and artistic practices connected to Mexico and responds to the international image of a country that has been manipulated by a spectrum of political and media agendas—with its cultures and histories often fading in the background of partisan rhetoric. Méxtasis wants to testify to the artistic and cultural ecstasies of México.

Triggered by the positive response from artists and the public alike to the first edition, presented in 2016 under the title Mèxtasis – Primer Capítulo: Se Habla Arte Mexicano, the project returns as a biennial​ open call and exhibition led in 2018 by an international jury of art professionals​.” 

Photo by Mai Nolasco-Carranza

“El proyecto promueve perspectivas sobre las prácticas culturales y artísticas conectadas a México y responde a las imágenes internacionales de un país que ha sido manipulado por un espectro de agendas políticas y mediáticas. Sus culturas e historias a menudo van desapareciendo en el trasfondo de la retórica partidista. Méxtasis quiere dar testimonio de los éxtasis artísticos y culturales de México.

Generando una respuesta positiva de artistas y público en su primera edición del 2016 y bajo el título Méxtasis – Primer Capítulo: Se Habla Arte Mexicano, el proyecto se establece como una convocatoria abierta y exposición bienal.” 

Photo by Mai Nolasco-Carranza

Anyone of Mexican descent regardless of where they currently reside can submit work until Friday August 10. Selected artists will be announced on August 15. To submit your work as an artist, go to this link

The opening or Méxtasis will be on Friday, September 28. The viewing will take place on September 29 and 30. Check out Méxtasis’ website for future updates. 

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Cover photo courtesy of Obed Hernandez 

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