Wild Hearts by Monica Ruzansky
On view at Aperture’s Gallery and Bookstore coinciding with the season premiere exhibition Paul Strand in Mexico is Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices and Selections from En Foco’s Permanent Collection, a collaboration with En Foco, curated by Executive Director Miriam Romais. En Foco a non-profit organization that supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures—primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African, and Asian heritage, as well as Native peoples of the Americas and Pacific.
Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices explores—via the work of photographers Chuy Benitez, Dulce Pinzón, and Monica Ruzansky how life and culture are enmeshed. Selections from En Foco’s Permanent Collection can be found in the adjacent room and includes works by Graciela Iturbide, Mariana Yampolsky, Pedro Meyer, Don Gregorio Antón, Delilah Montoya, Rojelio Reyes Rodriguez, Lisdebertus aka Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, and Dean Dempsey. This selection encompasses the past four decades of work created by Chicano, Mexican-American, and Mexican artists. Inspired by a larger, forthcoming traveling exhibition of the En Foco Permanent Collection, curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, this work highlights a complex photographic history that is largely absent from surveys of the field.
This September 25th, En Foco’s will host their annual Portfolio Review. The event’s reviewers include a diverse range of leading arts professionals including Aperture Book’s editor Lesley A. Martin! Click here for pre-registration information and a full list of reviewers.
Mexico + Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices
in conjunction with Paul Strand in Mexico
Opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 6:00-8:00 pm
Exhibition on view: September 16-October 21 2010
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York