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Mexican Tertulia

  • Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York 126 Baxter Street New York, NY, 10013 United States (map)

Baxter St at CCNY and the Celebrate Mexico Now Festival present a Mexican Tertulia. An event of 7-minute lightning talks featuring lens-based artists of Mexican heritage. The evening will feature a series of short talks by the artists presenting their work.

It is a particularly fraught time to be a Mexican in the United States. This event is a celebration of Mexican culture during an election season that has generated great cross-cultural mistrust. Organizers Martha Naranjo Sandoval and Groana Melendez are interested in showing the variety of Mexican experience, the important role of Mexicans in the community, and how being of Mexican heritage influences the practice of different artists in order to take ownership of the conversation.

The format will consist of featured talks by established and mid-career artists and then an open mic period where Mexican artists in the audience are encouraged to present a prepared 7-minute talk. You are encouraged to prepare your talk in advance. You will be able to register to present during the event, but if you wish to ensure you have a spot please send an email to