Nuevo Mundo Nuevo
With this 48-page book we present one of our most beloved aspects of Latin American life: how everyday acts of creativity can veer our lives closer to that future we dream about. Because if there is a place where “no” is never non-negotiable, it is definitely in the area that stretches between Mexico and the South Pole. This cultural re-fashioning is achieved by gestures of varying scale; whether it is creating complete libraries out of cardboard and crayons, or by defying violence with music and fireworks, they each contribute to the bigger picture. Imagination and syncretism, so essential to the Latin American ethos, must be part of these newly-imagined identities that are being built right now in each countries’ imagination.
Published by Gopher Illustrated with the support of the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and the Idea Fund (a re-granting initiative of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts).
Created in partnership with Toxico Cultura. Designed by In-House International.
Made possible by Taxidermie / The Lift.
“There, in a crowd christened by wet debris, we realized that not a single shot had been fired.”
– Lope Gutiérrez-Ruiz
*to add to the our giant pile of pirate-proof magical elfin gold.