4 Nov 2017 - 18:00

Reconstruir: Supporting rebuilding efforts in Mexico

Art + Food + Mezcal + Music  |  The Cooper Union School of Art |  41 Cooper Gallery  |  Saturday, November 4th  |  6-10pm

$200 = One artwork + poster + entrance | $25 = Poster + entrance

On September 7th, a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the southern part of Mexico; twelve days later another earthquake of 7.1 magnitude shook Mexico City and its surrounding areas. These two powerful earthquakes killed hundreds, toppled buildings and destroyed communities.

We want to support reconstruction efforts by raising $20,000.

We’ve collected over a hundred works of art generously donated by an amazing group of artists (see list below). These artworks will be on display November 4th at The Cooper Union School of Art.

Donations of $200 = entrance to the event, a letterpress printed poster + one artwork to be raffled at 8pm at the event and drinks provided by Bruxo Mezcal.

Donations of $25  = entrance to the event + a letterpress printed poster. We appreciate donations of any amount. Please make donations through this YouCaring page listed below:

Funds raised will be directed to: Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico | Los Carpintruenos | Casa Cultural Bacaanda

All proceeds will be directed to communities impacted by the earthquakes in Mexico.  We are working with Mexican artist Omar Barquet who is involved in relief and rebuilding efforts in the community of El Jicarero, in the state of Morelos through the collective Los Carpintruenos; artist Maria Thereza Alves, who is working with the Museo Comunitario del Valle de Xico and the director there, Genaro Amaro Altamirano, who has been helping to deliver food and medicine directly to affected populations in Valle de Chalco; as well as artist Cristian Pineda Flores working with Centro Cultural Bacaanda asentada en Juchitan, region del Istmo, Oaxaca.

This event is organized by Alumni of The Cooper Union School of Art: Alva Mooses, Mauricio Cortes & Felipe Baeza in collaboration with TheMexican Cultural Institute in NYBruxo Mezcal and INSA Korean BBQ & Karaoke.

Special thanks to/ Muchas gracias a:  The Cooper Union School of Art for providing the space, MCINY, Bruxo Mezcal, Adriana Farmiga, Emmy Mikelson, Mariana Garibay Raeke, Joe Riley, Gina X. Moreno-Valle, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Marcela Flórido, Aurora De Armendi, Sonja Gandert, Latinx Spaces, The Brooklyn Rail, Nathlie Provosty and to all the artists that answered our call and gave us work and all of you willing to donate to make this possible.

Artworks contributed by: Constanza Alarcón Tennen, Kim Altomare, Selva Aparicio, Doug Ashford, Camille Atley, Firelei Baez, Felipe Baeza, Omar Barquet, Ana Benaroya, Julia Bland, Daniel Boccato, Keiran Brennan Hinton, Jacob Broussard, Jordan Casteel, Cristobal Cea, Lea Cetera, Cecile Chong, Lauren Chun, Drea Colfield, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, Mauricio Cortes, Dionisio Cortes, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Claudia Cortinez, Corydon Cowansage, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Gabrielle D’Angelo, Edi Dai, Kenturah Davis, Aurora De Armendi, Maria De Los Angeles, Marie de Testa, Jessica Dickinson, Teto Elsiddique, Florencia Escudero, Sarah Faux, Marcela Flórido, Francis Gallardo, Hope Gangloff, Mariana Garibay Raeke, Laura Genes, Kayla Gibbons, Daniel Ginsburg, Glenn Goldberg, Manuela Gonzalez, Christina Graham, Alteronce Gumby, Heidi Hahn, Josephine Halvorson, Josephine Heilpern, Phoebe Helander, Pablo Helguera, Camille Hoffman, David Humphrey, Endy Hupperich, James Hyde, Alex Jackson, Tomashi Jackson, Daniela Jacobs, Haley Josephs, Clare Kambhu, Tommy Kha, Byron Kim, Jenny Kim, Cindy Kim, Matt Kleberg, Jesse Kreuzer, Doron Langberg, Wes Larios, Wyatt Lasky, Rejin Leys, Marie Lorenz, Eric Mack, Jill Magid, Lyndsey Marko, Leslie Martinez, Carlos Martinez, Simone Meltesen, Jennifer Meridian, Sam Messer, Amaryllis Moleski, Nuria Montiel, Alva Mooses, Moris, Sophy Naess, Mateo Nava, Tiffany Navarro, Rebecca Ness, Tammy Nguyen, Sarah Nicholls, Kent O’Connor, Iliana Ortega, Leticia Ortega, Ernesto Ortiz Leya, Laimah Osman, Amy Pryor, Estefania Puerta, Andrea Reynosa, Joe Riley, David Rios Ferreira, Halsey Rodman, Julia Rooney, Kate Ruggeri, Ilana Savdie, Lauren Seiden, Audrey Snyder, Victoria Sobel, Emmanuela Soria Ruiz, Nicholas Steindorf, Odessa Straub, Maya Strauss, Martyna Szczesna, John Szlasa, Karen Tepaz, Emmy Thelander, Martha Tuttle, Juana Valdes, Conrad Volle, Pedro Wainer, Theres Wegmann, Blair Whiteford, Tim Willson and Caroline Woolard.

Poster design by Gina X. Moreno-Valle, letterpress printed at The Cooper Union.

Please contact us if you have questions or would like to help this cause in any other way.