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FEMSA Collection takes Latin-American-Art Exhibition to Tabasco

Villahermosa, Tabasco, October 17th, 2017.- FEMSA Collection arrives to the city of Villahermosa, Tabasco during the XI Cultural Festival at Ceiba with the exhibition Reviews. Latin American art. FEMSA Collection, which will be open to the public starting October 19th at the Carlos Pellicer Regional Museum of Anthropology.

The exhibition consists of 33 works from FEMSA Collection, which were made by great masters of modern and contemporary Latin American art, such as the artists Arcangello Ianelli, Francisco Matto, César Paternosto, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Fernanda Brunet, Pedro Reyes, Iñaki Bonillas, and Marianna Dellekamp, among others.

Through three thematic axes – “Notions of reality”, “Beyond the object” and “The power of the idea” – this selection of works aims to explain how contemporary art has explored different forms of representation, ranging from figuration to abstraction and conceptual art.

“We are very proud to present this magnificent exhibition in Tabasco. For us, it is fundamental to share Latin American culture’s richness through works that make up our artistic heritage as well as activities that involve experts in various cultural issues”, said FEMSA’s Cultural Program Manager, Rosa María Rodríguez Garza.

“In OXXO we seek to promote social development in the communities where we are present, so we encourage actions that lead us to achieve this goal. Inviting FEMSA Collection to bring an exhibition to the Tabasco community is extremely satisfying to us”, said OXXO Villahermosa Human Resources Manager, Óscar Mijangos Herrera.

For CEIBA, the presence of this exhibition means that the festival continues to position itself as one of the most important regional references in the cultural field””, said State Festivals Network Coordinator, Marisol Rocha.

“We are very happy to host FEMSA Collection’s exhibition Reviews. Latin American Art. FEMSA Collection’, which brings together the plastic and multidisciplinary work of Mexican and Latin American artists, said Director of the Tabasco Institute of Culture, Gabriela Marí Vázquez.

In addition to the exhibition, a program of parallel cultural activities will also take place, which will include a conference with multidisciplinary artist Rosario Guajardo, whose work is part of the selection of works to be presented in Villahermosa. The talk, entitled “The World of Art as an Intimate Reference,” will take place on Thursday, October 19th at 6:30 p.m. at the Carlos Pellicer Regional Museum of Anthropology auditorium.

On the other hand, on the 20th and 21st of this month, the documentary “Chaos and Order: Manuel Felguérez and his abstract work” will be screened. The film, directed by filmmaker Miguel Ángel Tobías, talks about the life and work of the renowned artist who was part of the so-called Rupture generation.

With the arrival of this exhibition, FEMSA Collection restates its commitment to bring its collection closer to the communities where the company has a presence. Reviews. Latin American art. FEMSA Collection will remain at the Carlos Pellicer Regional Museum of Anthropology from October 19th to November 26th, 2017, with a visiting schedule from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

About FEMSA

FEMSA is a leading company participating in the beverage industry with Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world; and in the beer industry, through its ownership of the second largest equity stake of Heineken, one of the worlds leading brewers with operations in over 70 countries. FEMSA participates in the retail sector with FEMSA Comercio, which operates various small-format chain stores including OXXO; a Fuels Division operating the OXXO GAS service stations chain; and a Health Division that includes pharmacies and related operations. In addition, through FEMSA Strategic Businesses, the company offers logistic services, point-of-sales cooling solutions and plastic solutions for FEMSA’s companies and external customers.

About FEMSA Collection

FEMSA Collection was born in 1977 as part of the company’s commitment to the development of its employees, their families and their communities. Currently, it is recognized as one of the most important corporate collections internationally. It gathers more than 1200 works of Latin American art from the 20th and 21st centuries from different disciplines such as painting, sculpture, drawing, graphics, photography and installation. Its collection offers a journey that illustrates the evolution, plurality and richness of modern and contemporary art in Latin America with special emphasis on Mexican production. Through an active program of exhibitions, individual loans of works, publications and various activities, FEMSA shares its Collection with the most diverse communities in Mexico and abroad, thus fulfilling its objective of promoting the dissemination of culture and the promotion of artistic appreciation

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