Photo by Paul Strand
Tonight September 16, 2010, Aperture joins in celebrations to commemorate the bicentennial of Mexico’s Independence with opening receptions for both Paul Stand in Mexico and in collaboration with En Foco, Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices.
Aperture is proud to present Paul Strand in Mexico the exhibition, taking place in two parts, at the Aperture Gallery and at the Bronx Museum, and the accompanying publication, bringing together exquisitely printed infamous and unpublished images, documents, personal notes and film from this poignant period in the famed photographer’s life.
Paul Strand first visited Mexico in 1932 at the invitation of Carlos Chavez, the eminent Mexican composer and conductor. Strand’s sojourn in Mexico, was a time of great creative renewal for the artist-one of intense productivity, and the development of a method of working that would become the foundation of his subsequent endeavors: collective portraits of other lands.
Paul Strand in Mexico
On View at Aperture Gallery September 9th – November 13th, 2010
Opening Reception Thursday, September 16th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Also opening this evening is En Foco: Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices which explores—via the work of photogrpahers Chuy Benitez, Dulce Pinzon, and Monica Ruzansky—how life and culture are enmeshed. Selections from En Foco’s Permanent Collection will also be on view encompassing work from the past four decades from Chicano, Mexican-American, and Mexican artists.
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.
Paul Strand in Mexico is coproduced by Aperture Foundation and Televisa Foundation. Paul Strand in Mexico is made possible by the National Council for Culture and the Arts (CONACULTA), Mexico; National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius; Tinker Foundation; Mexican Cultural Institute of New York; and The John B. Hurford ’60 Humanities Center at Haverford College.