“Political Neighbors: Rius, Feggo, El Fisgón – Three Master Cartoonists of Mexico” Curated by Andrea Arroyo.
POLITICAL NEIGHBORS presents the work of Rius, Feggo, and El Fisgón, three pivotal figures in Mexico’s political cartooning and offers a survey of their take on issues in Mexico and the United States over the past four decades, including immigration, U.S./Mexico relations, human rights, globalization, and the environment. The show features a collection of drawings, watercolors, and prints from the 1970s to 2012, published in Mexico and the U.S.
RIUS (Eduardo del Río) is a world-renowned political cartoonist and intellectual. His cartoons and drawings in support of migrant workers, indigenous peoples, and the downtrodden have been published extensively since the 1960s. He created Los Supermachos and Los Agachados, two groundbreaking comic books of humorous criticism of the Mexican government and society. Rius has written over a hundred books, and he is the creator of the “For Beginners” format, which includes books on Marx, Cuba, philosophy, religion and many other topics. His numerous awards include the National Journalism Prize in Mexico and the UNICEF Award. He lives and works in Tepoztlán, Mexico. FEGGO (Felipe Galindo) works in cartoons, animation, illustration, fine art, and public art. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide (The New Yorker, The New York Times, Mad Magazine, La Jornada.) He is the creator of the celebrated project “Manhatitlan,” a series of drawings, animations, and a book about the intertwining of Mexican and American cultures in New York. Awards include: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; National Association of Latino Arts and Culture; United Nations Correspondents Association; New York Council for the Arts and US/Mexico Fund for Culture, Rockefeller Foundation. He lives and works in New York City.
EL FISGÓN (Rafael Barajas) is one of Mexico’s leading political cartoonists, the author of seven cartoon books, including “How to Succeed at Globalization,” a comic-book history of capitalism and globalization. He lives and works in Mexico City.