Lotería: la suerte que habla (Luck Talks) is a game and exhibition inspired by the traditional Mexican game of La Lotería. A game similar to bingo, but played with a deck of cards instead of numbers. Each card bears an image that evokes a popular Mexican event, artifact, individual, or other cultural symbol. Lotería: La Suerte Que Habla (Luck Talks) features entirely new images that represents my views of my native land; they celebrate and denounce the current social, political and cultural state of Mexico. The cards are accompanied by original coplas written by Toronto-based Mexican-Canadian writer Martha Bátiz. In the traditional game, a “cantador” or singer would read out loud the aphorisms or riddles accompanying each card.
Lotería: la suerte que habla | Luck Talks returns to Puebla, Mexico, this time to Casa de la Cultura. The full collection of cards and the game are displayed in the beautifully, recently renovated, sala Héctor Azar. Click on the link or image above, and see all of the photos of the exhibition posted at La Lotería Opina’s dedicated website.
Casa de la Cultura Prof. Pedro Ángel Palou
Calle 5 Ote. 5, Centro Histórico, Puebla
Marzo – Abril, 2022