Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares (MNCP) will commemorate this afternoon the 80th anniversary of Felipe Ehrenberg's birth

June 27, 2023

This Tuesday, the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares (MNCP) will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Felipe Ehrenberg's birth, who died in 2017. As part of the celebrations for the MNCP's four decades, the exhibition, Felipe Ehrenberg es popular, explores some of the lesser-known facets of the man coined as 'neologist' by art critic Raquel Tibol. 

The exhibition, Felipe Ehrenberg es popular, consists of around 153 works, two thirds of them by him, and the remainder by people he recognized himself with and from whom he  developed close ties.

The exhibition  is divided into three main nuclei, the curator José Valtierra explains. The first comprises his research into indigenous art. The second  revolves around urban popular culture, with an emphasis on Ehrenberg's research into popular graphics, memes and digital culture. The last, Correspondences, concerns Ehrenberg's connections with many artists around the world. From those of the Fluxus group in London in the 1960s, then his relationship with mail art, and a series of works with poets and writers, including personalities such as Rubens Gerchman, Antonio Matorell, Ulises Carrión and Clemente Padín.

The exhibition will have a space in the Complejo Cultural Los Pinos, where a small room will be set up with some of Ehrenberg's most emblematic pieces. In both venues there will be a programme of parallel activities.

Felipe Ehrenberg es popular will open today, Tuesday 27 June at 6pm, at the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, c/Hidalgo 289, colonia del Carmen, Coyoacán, Mexico City. 

Source: La Jornada