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Thursday, November 03, 2011

CONFERENCE BY ELIZABETH FERRER: THE PHOTOGRAPHERS EDWARD WESTON AND MANUEL ALVAREZ BRAVO

CONFERENCE |BILATERAL RELATIONS: UNDERCURRENTS OF CREATIVITY
The photographers Edward Weston and Manuel Álvarez Bravo by Elizabeth Ferrer

In this session, Elizabeth Ferrer will discuss the fruitful creative and cultural exchanges between two pioneers of modern photography, the photographers Edward Weston and Manuel Álvarez Bravo.

This conference is presented as part of our series “Bilateral Relations: Undercurrents of Creativity”, which will explore the ways in which artists from Mexico and the United States have drawn insight from each other and how these exchanges have furthered their respective genres and inform our perceptions of each other.  For more information about the series and remaining conferences click here

Elizabeth Ferrer is a New York-based curator and writer specializing in Mexican and Latino art and photography.  She has authored many books, exhibition catalogues, and articles on these subjects, most notably the book Lola Alvarez Bravo published by the Aperture Foundation, New York, in 2006.  She has held the positions of Director of the Austin Museum of Art, Texas, and Director of the Art Gallery, Americas Society, New York. Since 2007 she has held the position of Director of Contemporary Art at the New York-based cultural organization, BRIC | Arts | Media | Bklyn.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3  @ 6:30PM

MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE2829 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009
FREE ADMISSION
RSVP RECOMMENDED:  RSVP[at]instituteofmexicodc.org

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