“Mextonia is a gift from Mexicans to Estonians, from people to people, with minimal intervention from government and corporations, and unpacking it will reveal both cultures by focusing in their deepest roots, those that sprang out of the land before cultural invasions. Murals are a big cultural part of Mexico and using this form of art, we’d like to tell the story of Estonian culture and identity. We do it through our eyes, but we have really also taken a lot of time to study Estonians and Estonian cultural roots. We wanted to show the Estonian people how we see them – that there are so many reasons to appreciate Estonian culture, that the world needs to protect the indigenous cultures as living treasures.” tells Édgar Sánchez, the Mexican co-creator and author of the Mextonia Manifesto.
Mextonia was conceived as a dream wishing the emerging generation of Millennial artists to go into power with a dream for the future of humanity. We know they are the medicine to heal the world, so we want them to dream and realize a new reality of deep cultural roots, love of nature and a clear vision for a better future. We present this idea to the world as cultural responsibility towards unity, because we must remember that the true purpose of life is simple: to be wanting to smile in unity.
Mextonia is a true unconditional gift created with the best of the talent and resources of 72 individual artists and producers. Furthermore, Mextonia goes beyond the murals; the main gift is a new cultural process, one that springs from the emerging generation and connects with all societal forces to promote a creative dialogue about the past and future of the cultures, and the social fabric of its cities.
Mextonia festival is based on philosophy of Todoesuno and method of SER+, being the international example of the purpose of the Mexican organization Nueve Arte Urbano, that produced the festival.
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