Mextasy: TEX(T)-MEX Stereotypes in the 20th and 21st Century
/ October 1, 2019
/ October 30, 2019
All Day / Multicultural Center, 2nd Floor, Memorial Union, 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames
In partnership with The U.S. Latino/a Studies Program 25 Year Anniversary Symposium, the Memorial Union is hosting Mextasy, a traveling exhibit created by William “Memo” Nericcio. The show is a reflection and expansion upon Nericcio’s award-winning book, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America, written with Guillermo Nericcio Garcia.
The exhibit is a collision of print media, artifacts, and written examinations of racism in American mass culture. Layers of imagery and text blanket the exhibit wall featuring works that are “xicanosmotic,” or fused cultures and histories of the US and Latin America. After experiencing the panoramic clash of advertising, movies, pulp fiction, television and popular culture, visitors will begin to see how real, prevalent, and overlooked these stereotypes are in our day-to-day life.