Tag: Mexico

October 7th, Austin: Lecture by Alejandro Cartagena

AlejandroCartegena

© 2014 Alejandro Cartagena

Harry Ransom Center
Lecture by Alejandro Cartagena
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

“For nearly ten years, Cartagena has explored the relationship between Mexico’s urban centers and the suburbs built around them, examining the ways in which explosive growth has altered the landscape and affected the lives of residents. In this artist’s talk, Cartagena discusses the development of projects including Suburbia Méxicana, Carpoolers, and his latest work, Systematic Landscapes. Through these projects, Cartagena has found a way to shed light on issues surrounding the recent homeownership boom in Mexico by presenting many of the actors involved, from the buyers to the public bureaucrats promoting government loans. Cartagena explains how Mexico’s social and political context has proven to be both a benefit and a threat to many of these new buyers, opening up opportunities and challenges.

The program is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. Seating is first-come, first-served, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendees may enter to win a copy of ’s Suburia Mexicana and a set of Ransom Center postcards. ”

Harry Ransom Center
The University of Texas at Austin
300 West 21st Street (at Guadalupe St)
Austin, Texas 78712

December 4th, NYC: Opening Reception for Alejandra Regalado “In Reference To”

Lightroom (023_Regalado_AndreaT_Portrait.tif and 7 others)

© 2013 Alejandra Regalado

En Foco
Alejendra Regalado, In Reference To

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 5:00-7:30 pm

Alejandra Regalado‘s project, In Reference To is a photographic project about Mexican female immigrants across the U.S. In Reference To explores issues of cultural identity, femininity and the relationship between these themes and personal objects. When completed in 2014, In Reference To will be a five-part series: New York, Idaho & Oregon, Texas, Illinois and California. Each will feature 100 Mexican women who immigrated to the United States at different points in their lives, alongside the 100 personal objects each woman chose to represent their most personal connection to Mexico and the lives they left behind when they immigrated to the U.S.”  To learn more about this project read The Blue Review’s article.

The exhibition will be on view October 27, 2013 – February 7, 2014.

Pregones Theater
571 – 575 Walton Avenue
(btwn 149 & 150th St, one block west of the Grand Concourse)
Bronx, New York

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers