Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals of California

By Guisela Latorre | Go to book overview

CHAPTER ONE
The Dialectics of Continuity and Disruption
Chicana/o and Mexican Indigenist Murals

The art of our great señores,
Diego Rivera,
Siqueiros,
Orozco, is but another act of revolution for
the salvation of mankind.

RODOLFO “CORKY” GONZALES
from the epic poem Yo soy Joaquín

For the growing Chicano art movement, the aesthetics of Mexican
muralism coexist with the most avant-garde manifestations to express
the particular life experience of the urban Chicano.

SHIFRA GOLDMAN
“Siqueiros and Three Early Murals”

Mexican art and its various manifestations in California are not exotic.
We claim them as part of our cultural heritage as well.

PAUL KARLSTROM
“Rivera, Mexico and Modernism”


Mexican and Chicana/o Muralism: Continuity and Disruption

As stipulated in the introduction to this volume, Chicana/o Indigenism was deeply influenced by the Indigenist discourses that emerged in Mexico after the Revolution of 1910. The various mural cycles commissioned by the Mexican government throughout the first half of the twentieth century were critical components of that discourse. In these images, Mexican indigenous history and culture were exalted as fundamental building blocks for the postcolonial nation-state. Though artists had previously utilized indigenous images to legitimize a uniquely Mexican national identity,1 the postrevolutionary period saw an interest in indigenous culture not as an artifact

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