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The Official Museo Salinas Catalogue

The Official Museo Salinas Catalogue

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In March 1996, Mexican artist Vicente Razo founded the Museo Salinas in his own bathroom with the slogan: Stop doing ready-mades, start making museums. The museum features a baroque and delirious collection of seditious Mexican memorabilia plastic toys, piatas, masks, stickers, clothing, and other trinketsrelated to the controversial image of Mexicos ex-president Carlos Salinas de Gortari. All of the pieces included in Razos collection, sold throughout the shattered streets of Mexico City, were conceived and produced by Mexican artisans as alternative means of political participation or subtle acts of sabotage against the state and Salinas legacy. This bilingual catalogue documents the Museo Salinas and its aims in both an aesthetic and a socio-economic context. Essays by Cuauhtmoc Medina, Federico Navarrete, and Carlos Monsivais.

64 pages, Softcover, 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, 2002

ISBN #1-889195-43-X

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