The New Codex Ytrebil by Enrique Chagoya (2023) is included in the exhibition Xican-a.o.x. Body, currently on view at the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA.
Organized by The American Federation of Arts (AFA), the exhibition features approximately 140 works in a variety of media. It is the first major art exhibition to examine influential works that foreground the Brown body as a site to explore, expand, and complicate traditional conceptions linked to Mexican, Mexican American, and Xicanx experiences. The exhibition celebrates playful, unapologetic and irreverent perspectives while simultaneously embedding conceptual and intellectual aspects. Chagoya's The New Codex Ytrebil explores the colonial construct of "boundaries" as being a necessary aspect of modern civilization by conflating the ancient and the modern, the social and the political, and the serious and the humorous.
The exhibition will be on view through January 7, 2024.