(6/21) Tres: A Visual Exploration of the Muxes of Juchitán @ Ilegal Mezcal
Ilegal Mezcal and Gramercy Park Hotel’s Rose Bar will premiere a photography exhibition by celebrated artists Lindsey Byrnes and Lolita Matsui, who documented México’s third gender: the Muxes—neither man nor woman—starting June 21.
Ilegal Mezcal and Rose Bar have come together to collaborate on this quarterly art series, curated by Rose Bar’s Creative Director, Matthew Green, and Ilegal Mezcal’s brand team lead by Kaylan Rexer. The series takes place in Ilegal’s West Village home, the old Perry Street Theatre.
The exhibition, Tres: A Visual Exploration of the Muxes of Juchitán, coincides with Ilegal’s annual LGBTQ Pride celebration. The body of work made in México covers Juchitán—the last matriarchy in México and the only place in the country that celebrates the Muxes, who are anatomically male individuals that dress and take on the role of women.
The Tres Exhibition has a direct connection to Ilegal’s work, as the brand is closely allied with the Mexican and LGBTQ communities. Ilegal has spearheaded massive efforts to raise tens of thousands of dollars for LGBTQ organizations in the US and Latin America.
31 Perry Street
New York, NY
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1-6PM
Open through July 13th (closed for Holiday July 3-5)
7-10pm, June 21st