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Poster, Identidad/Exceso (Identity/Excess), 1992

This is a Poster. It was designed by Rebeca Méndez and published by Trama Visual. It is dated 1992 and we acquired it in 1996. Its medium is screenprint on white wove paper . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Created for the Second International Poster Biennial in Mexico City with the theme, “America Now, 500 Years Later,” I examine how colonialism is experienced in the body—both as the receiver of its numbing iron fist and its capacity to resist and recover from this trauma. I also chose to challenge the celebration of the so-called “conquest” and reduce Columbus’s ships to a decorative wallpaper element in the background.

This object was donated by Rebeca Méndez. It is credited Gift of Rebeca Mendez.

Its dimensions are

60.9 × 90 cm (24 × 35 7/16 in.)

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink, lower right: Rebeca Mendez

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right, below image: 20/300

Cite this object as

Poster, Identidad/Exceso (Identity/Excess), 1992; Designed by Rebeca Méndez (Mexican and American, b. 1962); USA; screenprint on white wove paper ; 60.9 × 90 cm (24 × 35 7/16 in.); Gift of Rebeca Mendez; 1996-59-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rebeca Méndez Selects.

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