Viva Mexico

¡Viva México!

12/2 2022 - 30/4 2023

In Mexico, it is said, the past never dies. Traditions have been mixing and reshaping here for thousands of years. ¡Viva México! aims to broaden the picture of Mexico's diverse origins and traditions. It will be a colorful encounter between life and death in an exhibition that includes both struggle and courage, skulls and flowers.

Mexico's history is one of change and resilience. It is about worlds that are created and perish, great cultures that thrive, an area that is conquered, a country that becomes independent.  Stories of life and death follow us through the exhibition, capturing some moments in Mexico's history. This history is full of conflict and tragedy but also resilience and humor.

The close relationship between life and death is a central theme of Mexican cultural heritage. For several years, the celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) has been organised at the Museum of World Culture in conjunction with the Mexican Association in Gothenburg.

Texts are available in Swedish, Spanish, and English.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, February 12, 2022 and will be on display at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg until April 30, 2023.


I feed my soul with clay

Anabelis artwork by the stairs at the museum of world culture

On the stairs leading up to the museum's exhibition ¡Viva Mexico! you can visit the installation "I feed my soul with clay" with works by Anabelí D González. The artist draws inspiration from her Mexican origins, where ceramic craftsmanship has developed over thousands of years. The installation connects contemporary issues with Mesoamerican cultural heritage and demonstrates links between contemporary art and thousand-year-old artworks. Issues of motherhood, family and origins are universal and of concern to all people then and now. Anabelí D González studied at HDK-Valand - Academy of Art and Design in Gothenburg. On view from 19 April 2022 to 30 April 2023.

Anabeli changed her last name to D González after the video was produced.