Acción Poética - Poetic Action
McALLEN - Collaborating with the Latin American Foundation for the Arts (creators of FeIPoL) and the Consulate of Mexico, the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) will be the premier venue in the United States for the exhibition Sin Poesia No Hay Ciudad: The Street Poetry of Armando Alanis Pulido.
This year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Acción Poética, a movement founded by the poet Armando Alanís Pulido to promote poetry and literacy. The community of the Río Grande Valley will have an opportunity to become part of this movement which has filled the walls of 150 cities and 30 countries around the world with poetic phrases. The inauguration will take place at the IMAS Museum in McAllen, TX. on July 7, 2016 starting at 6:00pm. During the inauguration, Alanis will paint a wall in the Cardenas Gallery, alongside a collection of black and white photographs by Gabriel Bojorquez, depicting the poet’s street art and making the official debut of this movement in the USA, where it is projected to expand.
Acción Poética introduces the exhibit Sin poesía no hay ciudad (There's no city without poetry). The exhibition includes more than 30 pictures of urban interventions, poetic phrases painted on abandoned walls, and they will be on display at the IMAS Museum from July 7th to November 6th. Continuing with a workshop led by Alanis on Saturday July 9th from 10-11:30, the Río Grande Valley community will have an opportunity to ask and learn about Alanís’s vision, while engaging in a relaxed conversation setting.
Both events are included with the Museum’s entrance fee. Following the workshop on Saturday, the audience and general community are invited to the Hinovations Art Gallery on 1009 Laurel Ave. also in McAllen, where the proprietor and artist Raquel Hinojosa has donated a wall to be intervened with a poetic phrase. Organized in conjunction with the Latin American Foundation for the Arts and the Consulate of Mexico and the IMAS Museum, the exhibition and events are a preamble to the 2016 International Latin American Poetry Festival, were Armando Alanís is one of the Special Guests. For more information please email Mónica Raygada at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rossy Lima at email@example.com.