Wednesday, March 20, 2024

A New Treasure Trove of Mexican Stereotypes!

We have been running this blog for years -- through the Renaissance years when blogs ruled to today where latter day blogs like Substack and Medium (yes, I am there and there as well) now rule the roost.  One thing that keeps this blog alive are its correspondents who keep finding treasure troves of #mexicanstereotypes to ponder. Cue Sergei Hasenecz whose contributions alone would fill another edition of Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America! 

Here's his latest collection of wonders:

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Talking #BrownTV by Fede Aldama y Memo Nericcio -- the perfect tome to light a fire under your drowsy undergraduates butts!


With the new year arriving, it makes sense that pointy headed professor types would be finally getting around to picking books to teach Spring '24. Have we got a suggestion for you and yours: TALKING #BrownTV from The Ohio State University Press! When it comes to cutting-edge cultural and ethnic studies, #browntv is the critical anthology you're craving--with over 100 full color images to dazzle drowsing undergraduates in your courses! 

From the fused imaginations of William Nericcio and Frederick Luis Aldama, el equipoise #aldamanericcio

Original posting 11.22.22
Updated 12.31.23

Living in Cali, Missing (and Annoyed by) Tejas ... #nomextasy


Sunday, September 24, 2023

What is Mextasy? --> 2023-2024 Edition! The Pop-Up "Circus of Desmadres" -- A Traveling Exhibition Coming Soon to a Gallery, Museum, or University Near You!

~ Last updated September 23, 2023  ~

#Mextasy is back! 2023-2024

Mextasy: Seductive Hallucinations of Latina/o Mannequins Prowling the American Unconscious
is a traveling pop-up or gallery-based art show/exhibit based on the work of William "Memo" Nericcio and Guillermo Nericcio García

The traveling exhibition or "Circus of Desmadres" was originally curated by Leticia Gómez Franco for Casa Familiar, San Ysidro, California, and Rachel Freyman Brown, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas. Recents shows include exhibitions/performances at Boise State University,  UC Riverside (virtual via Zoom, thx Covid!)  Iowa State University and the Nepantla Cultural Arts Center, Seattle, Washington--other noteworthy gigs include performances at Northwestern University, Wabash College, California State University, San Bernardino, and Franklin & Marshall College.

Mextasy is re-imagined, interactive art and artifact exhibition that grew out of Nericcio's 2007 American Library Association award-winning book with UT Press, Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the Mexican in America

In addition to racist artifacts from American mass culture (the bread 
and butter of Uncle Sam's unconscious and the backstory for the resurgence in anti-Mexican, anti-Latina/o peoples presently), the show also features works that is "xicanosmotic," that is, works by Mexican-American artists where the delicious fusion of the Mexican/US borderlands/frontera is writ large as in the deliriously delicious artistic tracings of Raul Gonzalez IIIPerry Vasquez, Rafaella Suarez, and Izel VargasVisitors to this page interested in having MEXTASY invade their local gallery/university of choice should contact us here.

Yet Another Moment in the History of American Print Culture, Mexican Stereotypes Edition


Alternate cover:

The old warhorse … artif[r]acture, an essay on comics, lit departments, and more — key cameos by Los Bros Hernandez, Thomas Pynchon, and Dan Clowes …


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