"Slanted Glances: Idiosyncratic Interpretations of Independence & Revolution in Mexico" curated by Michael Mehl. Presents a contemporary view of the Independence and Revolution movements in Mexico. With photographs from: Arturo Betancourt,Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Anely Guerrero, Alejandro Jurado Prieto, Bela Limenes, Michael Mehl, Nydia Mejia Zavala, Eliseo Mendoza-Altamira, Cesar Ochoa, Stanley Shoemaker, David Silvan, William Villafana.
"Oyeme con los Ojos" by Josephine Sacabo. Coordinated by Michael Mehl in coljuction with Jennifer Shaw (New Orleans Photo Alliance). This series was inspired by the life and work of Sor Juana Inés de la Crúz, a 17th Century Mexican nun who was one of the greatest poets and intellects of the Americas. From her cloistered cell she studied science and philosophy, wrote poems, plays and music, and championed intellectual and spiritual freedom for women.
"Halfway Child" by Josefina Niggli (1910, Monterrey, Mexico – 1983, Cullowhee, NC). A sampling of photographs, texts and ephemera, curated by Michael Mehl and William Fisher, presented by Gemini Ink and Instituto Cultural de México. Josefina Niggli came to San Antonio during the Revolution and later became a national literary figure with the 1945 publication of her book, Mexican Village upon which the 1953 MGM film Sombrero, directed by Norman Foster and starring Ricardo Montalban and Cyd Charisse was based on.
Opening: SATURDAY September 4, 2010, from 4:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
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Exhibit: September 4 – October 24, 2010
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Instituto Cultural de México /600 Hemisfair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205 /Tel. (210) 227-0123