In the fall of 2018, Celebrate Mexico Now festival will celebrate its QUINCEAÑERA EDITION with a dynamic range of free or low-cost contemporary arts presentations: from music and film to literature, dance, culinary and visual art; all featured in major venues across New York City.
For the past fifteen years, the festival has invited audiences to celebrate the creativity, heritage, and heart that contemporary Mexican artists bring to every arts field. Showcasing the wide range of artistic expression from across Mexico and the US; Celebrate Mexico Now’s expansive repertoire disrupts narrow definitions of Mexican culture by exploring the way contemporary artists are reflecting, reshaping and revisioning Mexican identity in an ever-changing global context.
Award-winning curator and producer Claudia Norman of CN Management, internationally recognized for her expertise in contemporary Mexican arts and culture, has assembled an eclectic and thrilling palate of featured projects, including world premieres, US debuts, and cross-cultural collaborations.
As an independent festival, Celebrate Mexico Now is made possible through its partnerships with venues and cultural institutions in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island, creating a platform where established and emerging artists can reach the city’s varied audiences. These close collaborations seek to connect and deepen the relationships between The Metropolitan Museum, New York University, School of Visual Arts, Lincoln Center, Columbia University, The Queens Library, Museum of Food and Drink, among others and the diverse communities of New York City.
Proud of its history, Celebrate Mexico Now festival looks forward to building a future of independence, collaboration and imagination; and is excited to commemorate its 15th anniversary with its family of 97 cultural institutions, over 300 artists, and most importantly, the people of New York City.