Point/Counterpoint features work from contemporary Mexican photographers created from 2000-2015. Presented as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, MOPA brings together nineteen artists whose images explore the political, economic, and social changes of a country that is tied to the past, yet seeking a new future. At a time when there is considerable […]
Point/Counterpoint features work from contemporary Mexican photographers created from 2000-2015. Presented as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, MOPA brings together nineteen artists whose images explore the political, economic, and social changes of a country that is tied to the past, yet seeking a new future.
At a time when there is considerable interest in issues surrounding the political, economic, and social boundaries between Mexico and the United States, Point/Counterpoint presents nineteen Mexican photographers whose works reflect cultural transformations that are currently underway in their country. These artists explore the intersection between perceived “traditional” Mexican culture and the actuality of contemporary life in Mexico.
The artists expand upon the history of photography in Mexico using a variety of innovative techniques including installation, video, appropriation, and working on the surface of the print. The works presented here challenge one’s understanding of Mexican photography by exploring themes of abstraction, landscape, religion, gender, pain, or fractures in society. In a global environment, it is imperative that we communicate and understand one another beyond borders—physical, cultural, artistic or linguistic—and these works provide an opportunity for conversation.
Artists featured in the exhibition include: Guillermo Arias, Iñaki Bonillas, Andrés Carretero, Ana Casas Broda, José Luís Cuevas, Alex Dorfsman, Federico Gama, Maya Goded, Juan José Herrera, Dr. Lakra, Pablo López Luz, Daniela Edburg, Alejandra Laviada, Teresa Margolles, Patricia Martín
Fernando Montiel Klint, Daniela Rossell, Gerardo Suter, and Yvonne Venegas.
Community Conversation: Politics + Examining the BorderNovember 17, 2017 @ 2:00 am - November 17, 2017 @ 4:00 am
Politics + Examining the Border November 16 at 6:00 p.m. Reserve Your Seat: mopa.org/pcp MOPA is bringing together a unique group of expert voices to explore how communities are impacted by the border, how the border has changed, and the how the images in Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography relate to wider issues on a local, […]
Community Conversation: Abstraction + Appropriation in Contemporary PhotographyDecember 15, 2017 @ 2:00 am - December 15, 2017 @ 4:00 am
Abstraction + Appropriation in Contemporary Photography December 14 at 6:00 p.m. Reserve Your Seat: mopa.org/pcp About Our Panelists Mariel Miranda Mariel Miranda [Distrito Federal, 1987], is a graduate of the Bachelor of Sociology from the Autonomous University of Baja California. Her photographic work has received national and state distinctions and has been exhibited individually and […]