LA LOTERÍA VIVA
THE MEXICAN LOTERÍA GAME
MADE WITH PEOPLE & REAL OBJECTS
VIVA LA LOTERÍA MX is the first photographic series of the, originally illustrated, Mexican Lotería Game that revives this precious tradition by literally bringing the game to life in a contemporary way and aims to increase awareness and elevate the appreciation of the Mexican culture in the United States. The collection of 54 photographs that composes this series, offers a new perspective by humanizing the famous game, that consists of 54 cards and a board with 12 boxes, created during colonial times 250 years ago, Cuevawolf's series pays homage to Mexico and conveys her vision of a contemporary Mexico by opening an artistic window that reveal many of the icons of Mexican culture, their history, and cultural relevance. Cuevawolf’s revival preserves the characters and original objects, including their nomenclature; and while keeping the essence of the game, she also opens up a direct dialogue between the past and the future to refresh and challenge traditional ideas while exposing modern perspectives. If for centuries the game of Loteria has served as a symbol of a traditional Mexico, Viva la Lotería MX is Cuevawolf’s answer to the question: What does it mean to be Mexican?