ISP's Spanish language students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 recently took a short trip to Paris' Grand Palais to see the exhibition "Mexique (1990–1950)". Drawing on all the artistic creativity that has flourished in Mexico since the country's independence, the exhibition showcases the art that has become so important to Mexico's identity all over the world.
The exhibition is described as the most significant coming together of Mexican art since 1953 and was an unmissable event for ISP's Spanish language students. Cultural awareness is an important part of the International Baccalaureate, particularly for the successful completion of the Diploma Programme. During their final examinations, students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and awareness of the culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries from around the world.
One student explains a little more about the trip.
On Monday, December 5, all Spanish classes from Grade 10 to Grade 12 visited the Grand Palais to see the "Mexique (1900–1950)" exhibition that included artists such as Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and José Clemente Orozco. The opportunity to visit a visual representation of such a rich culture opened our views and stimulated the desire to perhaps, one day, visit the country that is home to many valuable artists.
Grade 12 student