Hugo Ximello-Salido first experienced Oaxaca, Mexico as a 15 year old, traveling from his home in Guadalajara during a crucial time in the discovery of his sexuality. Years later, he visited Oaxaca again - as an adult and an artist living in the American Midwest - and met the Muxes. He was immediately struck by the enigmatic beauty and power that they brought to their daily lives, as well as the fusion of Zapotec culture and colonial influence that created a place where gender fluidity could blossom, where self-expression could create beauty, and where art and life could converge.
MUXE: The Language of Art & Culture documents his efforts to learn about Muxe culture, appreciate its singular history and contemporary expression, and to help share its beauty with the world.
~ Now Showing ~
'Tickets on sale July'
Date: Thursday, August 5th~
Location: The Black Box- West bottoms
1060 Union Ave. KCMO
Time: *First screening 5:00PM (indoors)
*Second screening 8:00PM (outdoors)
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to No Divide KC