Paul Strand in Mexico Upcoming Exhibition and Publication
Photo by Paul Strand
This fall Aperture Foundation is pleased to present the Paul Strand in Mexico exhibition and catalog of Strand’s renowned photographs made in Mexico. On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence and the Centennial of its Revolution, this work by one of the great modern masters provides a unique and important photographic portrait of a critical moment from Mexico’s history.
The Paul Strand in Mexico exhibition opening September 9th at Aperture’s gallery will run in conjunction with a satellite exhibit at the Bronx Museum of Art, bringing together vintage prints, stills from Strand’s classic film Redes and previously unseen documents related to the work. In addition a small group show of contemporary Chicano, Mexican and Mexican-American photographers curated by En Foco’s Miriam Romais will be on view in Aperture’s project room.
A catalog co-published by Aperture and Televisa Foundation, to be released in October, will make public the complete photographic works made by Strand during his 1932-34 trip to Mexico as well as a second journey in 1966. In addition to 234 photographs from the Strand archive, the book will feature in-depth, scholarly text by Author James Krippner, an essay by Mexican photo-historian Alfonso Morales and additional texts by Katherine Ware, Leo Hurwitz, David Alfaro Siqueros, and Anthony Montoya.
Paul Strand in Mexico
On view at Aperture Gallery September 9th – November 13th, 2010
Opening reception Thursday, September 16th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Also at Aperture, in collaboration with En Foco: Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices and Selections from En Foco’s Permanent Collection
Also on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, presented by Aperture
Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio
September 9th, 2010 – January 2nd, 2011
Other Events Include:
A symposium organized by Aperture in association with and supported by The John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center at Haverford College will take place on October 15 and 16, 2010, includingScreenings of the newly restored versions of the classic Strand films Redes and Manhatta (1921), participants include John Mraz (Mexico), and Mike Weaver (UK), among others.
Family program: Bronx Museum, Saturday, September 25, 1:00-4:00 pm