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Conversation with Papier-Mâché Artist Óscar Becerra-Mora
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Conversation with Papier-Mâché Artist Óscar Becerra-Mora

April 15, 2023
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Papier-Mâché Artist, Óscar Becerra-Mora  will give a talk on Xólotl: Dios Perro along with Ericka Hernandez from the Mexican Cultural Center in Denver. 

Oscar Becerra-Mora is one Mexico’s great contemporary artists. He has dedicated more than 10 years to the art of cartonería: vibrantly painted papier-mâché sculptures incorporating modeled cardboard.

Xólotl: Dios Perro is the first monumental alebrije that has been displayed throughout the United States since 2013.  This 15 foot sculpture will be exhibited at the Southside Public Library as part of a three way collaboration between the Museum of International Folk Art, The Mexican Cultural Center in Denver, and the Southside Public Library in Santa Fe. The giant alebrije will be on display from April 17 – December 4, 2023.

Xólotl: Dios Perro showcases Becerra-Mora’s mastery of cartonería, and is his take on a mythological creature from the Aztec culture. The god Xólotl (pronounced Sho-lotel) is the brother of Quetzalcóatl, and was charged with guarding the sun as it passed through the underworld. It is said that he helped Quetzalcóatl in the creation of humankind. One of his defining qualities is his ability to transform into other figures, animals or objects. Xólotl: Dios Perro is the artist’s expression of the myth and a fantastic tool to stimulate the imagination.  https://mccdenver.org/alebrije-xolotl-dios-perro/