Breaking the Binding is the first career retrospective of conceptual artist Celia Alvarez Muñoz (b. 1937, El Paso, TX). Featuring over thirty-five artworks – including large-scale immersive installations, photographic series, and book projects – this major exhibition highlights the artist’s playful, witty style, often characterized by her use of bilingual puns and mistranslations in both text and image. Muñoz often draws inspiration from her lived experience as a resident of the United States-Mexico borderlands.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color publication and is curated by Dr. Kate Green, Chief Curator & Nancy E. Meinig Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Philbrook Museum of Art, and Isabel Casso, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
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ISBN Trade: 9781955161343 | 978-1-955161-34-3
ISBN: Signed: 9781955161459 | 978-1-955161-45-9
Height: 12 inches
Width: 9.5 inches
Print Run: 1500 [1300-TRADE/200-SIGNED]
Off Press Date: May 30, 2023
Publication Date: September 5, 2023
Signed Copies: NO
Artwork by Celia Álvarez Muñoz. Essays by Kate Green, Isabel Casso, and Josh Franco; Conversation between Roberto Tejada and Celia Álvarez Muñoz.
Co-Publication with Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
San Diego, CA: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 03/16/23-08/13/23
Designer: David Chickey and Mat Patalano
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