Paul Strand in Mexico: Opening Reception
Aperture Chief Financial and Administrator Officer Mary Coleman St. John and Director of Development Linda Truesdale
Despite a tornado in Brooklyn and rain in Manhattan the September 16th opening reception for the Paul Strand in Mexico Exhibition as well as the En Foco curated Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices and Selections from En Foco’s Permanent Collection at the Aperture Gallery and Bookstore was a terrific success. Guests were served margaritas and cold Dos Equis, provided by the Mexican Cultural Institute and there was a great turn out of photographers, friends, family and enthusiasts. In addition to the exhibitions on view at Aperture a satellite exhibition Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio featuring twenty gravure plates by Strand is on view at the Bronx Museum. To celebrate, this weekend the Bronx Museum of the Arts is hosting Family Affair: Viva La Vida with family-friendly music, food, and more to help kids learn about this historical happening. Activities and exhibition tours are also to take place.
For more pictures from the event check out Aperture’s facebook album.
Paul Strand in Mexico
On View at Aperture Gallery September 9th – November 13th, 2010
Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices and Selections from En Foco’s Permanent Collection
Exhibition on view: September 16-October 21 2010
547 West 27th St, 4th floor
New York, New York
Also on view at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, presented by Aperture
Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio
September 9th, 2010 – January 2nd, 2011
Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York
A Paul Strand in Mexico symposium will take place on October 15–16, 2010. There, James Krippner, author and co-curator of Paul Strand in Mexico, will bring together a distinguished group of international scholars and practitioners from Mexico, the U.K., and the U.S. to discuss Strand’s output during his sojourn in Mexico in the context of Latin-American modernism, revolutionary politics and film of the 1930s, Mexican-American identity, and other topics. Screenings of the newly restored versions of the classic Strand films Redes and Manhatta (1921), and a viewing of the José Clemente Orozco murals at the New School—the only public commission by a Mexican muralist remaining in New York City—will take place as part of the symposium events.