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Changarrito is a project developed by Mexico City-based Argentinean artist Máximo González, who recently exhibited at the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in Los Angeles. It is a contemporary art vending cart borne from González's desire to integrate local artists with the alternative economy of street commerce and the mobility of changarros, or mobile vending carts in Mexico.
Changarrito debuted at the international art fair ARCO '05 in Madrid, Spain, where Mexico was the invited country. González presented Changarrito as an alternative to the official gallery selection presented by the Mexican cultural authorities. With Changarrito, Máximo facilitated a more accurate portrayal of the vast Mexican art scene, as more than 60 artists were represented.
More than a vending cart, Changarrito is a free-standing mobile exhibition space that introduces local and emerging artists to new audiences in an unconventional way. Four carts currently span the Americas, located in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, and Austin.
Over twenty artists participated in the first session of Changarrito at CAFAM.
For more information, visit: www.proyectochangarrito.blogspot.com
CAFAM invites artists to submit existing or new works for mini-exhibitions on Changarrito for a period of one to six days at CAFAM and/or other locations still to be determined. Works should be small-scale and fit on the cart shown in the image here: https://www.facebook.com/events/259241824181424/ (60" H x 28.5" W x 28" D).
To be considered, please email the following materials to Sasha Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org by JULY 16. Please feel free to submit throughout the summer so we can continue booking for upcoming sessions.
• A very brief personal resume, including email and phone number
• A short description of the proposed work and images
• The dates you would be available to exhibit your work on Changarrito
• Artists that sell their works of art through Changarrito get 100% of the value of the sale.
• Artists or their representatives must be present at the cart while exhibiting work.
• The price of each piece should not exceed $150.
• The proposed work should be small-format.
Selected artists will be contacted to discuss their proposals and coordinate the details of the mini-exhibitions. If you have questions, please contact Sasha Ali at 323.937.4230, x25 or email@example.com.
from LA Culture Net