DEVELAR Y DETONARINFOCUS / FOCUS 2017
12/02/2020 - 12/03/2020
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53 CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS IN MEXICO
INFOCUS /ENFOQUE Festival
The Mint Museum
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
EXHIBITION PROJECT WITH MX PHOTOGRAPHIC
BOOK WITH CENTRO DE LA IMAGEN AND THE PUBLISHER RM
Develar y Detonar is an exhibition that proposes a review of the current photographic production in Mexico through an edition that links the different works, where authors from different generations and places in the country converge and intersect to draw a complex, contradictory and disturbing map of the Mexico in which we live.
Mexico is a country that has undergone profound social, political and ideological transformations; a changing nation that intersects with a medium that adapts and transforms vertiginously: photography. In recent years, photographic production and circuits in Mexico have grown exponentially. In this sense, Develar y Detonar seeks to open up this complex and fertile panorama for reflection, which detonates in new and risky ways of constructing the photographic discourse.
This group exhibition reviews current photographic production on the basis of a curatorial approach in which the contrast, clash and encounter of images and discourses opens up the possibility of a new look at Mexican photography. The authors presented here, from different generations and geographical origins, come together to draw a complex, contradictory and disturbing map of contemporary Mexico, which seeks to raise some questions and open up photography to reflection and dialogue. On the one hand, to "unveil" new ways of looking at and producing images, and on the other, to "detonate" a reflection on the contemporary photographic image.
From this interweaving of gazes, the exhibition establishes points of contact between the work of very different authors and identifies specific times or situations that show artistic concerns and creative strategies.
It also traces an axis in current Mexican photography at a time when the frontier between genres or photographic practices is blurring; it generates mixtures in political positions, conceptions, actions, particular and universal interests; and it questions identity, the body, the notion of community and the very nature of the photographic medium.
Develar y Detonar includes works by Luis Arturo Aguirre, Daniel Alcalá, Mauricio Alejo, Melba Arellano, Julio Barrita, Fernando Brito, Koral Carballo, Andrés Carretero, Juan Carlos Coppel, Livia Corona, Alejandro Cossio, José Luis Cuevas, Beatriz Díaz, Romeo Dolorosa, Alex Dorfsman, Oscar Farfán, Miguel Fernández, Jesús Flores, Omar Gámez, Simon Gerbaud, Maya Goded, Abraham Gómez, Ray Govea, Ricardo Guzmán, Juan José Herrera, Karina Juárez, Elisa Larvego, Alejandra Laviada, Carlos León, Octavio López, Pablo López Luz, Antonio Lozano, Alexander Lucatero, Dolores Medel, Fernando Montiel Klint, Nelson Morales, Diego Moreno, Khristian Muñoz, Luana Navarro, Jael Orea, Rodrigo Oropeza, Miguel Ángel Ortega, Mauricio Palos, Luis Enrique Pérez, Marcela Rico, Baldomero Robles, Oswaldo Ruiz, Mariela Sancari, Guillermo Serrano, María José Sesma, Roberto Tondopó, Yvonne Venegas.
José Luis Cuevas
Hydra + Fotografía offers you works by various authors from Develar y Detonar in different formats and prices.
DEVELAR Y DETONARPhotography in Mexico ca. 2015Published by RM Publishing House
The book includes essays by Sergio González Rodríguez, Sergio Raúl Arroyo,
Itala Schmelz and de Hydra - Ana Casas Broda, Gabriela González Reyes and Gerardo Montiel Klint
We invite you to read some press releases about the exhibition and book. Develar y detonar.