Conference: Digital Imaginaries of the South: Stories of Belonging and Uprooting in Hispanic Cinemas

International Film Conference (IV TECMERIN Academic Meeting): Digital Imaginaries of the South: Stories of Belonging and Uprooting in Hispanic Cinemas, October 18-20, 2017, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid / Casa de América (Madrid) Over the past twenty years, digital technology has become the standard in the film production, circulation, and consumption processes. Within this context, Hispanic cinemas haveContinue reading “Conference: Digital Imaginaries of the South: Stories of Belonging and Uprooting in Hispanic Cinemas”

Featured Exhibition: Leo Matiz (1917-1998) muralista de la lente

Leo Matiz (1917-1998) muralista de la lente, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City. Closes 17 September 2017 Exhibition of 81 photographs by Colombian photographer and photojournalist Leo Matiz. Matiz established his reputation with his work in Mexico between 1941 and 1947, when he photographed artists and muralists such as Diego Rivera, Frieda Kahlo andContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: Leo Matiz (1917-1998) muralista de la lente”

Leonora Carrington at Edge Hill University (Ormskirk)

  LEONORA CARRINGTON CENTENARY SYMPOSIUM 30 JUNE 2017 EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY (Ormskirk) Considered a ‘national treasure’ in her adopted country of Mexico, Leonora, whose background was strongly Irish, was originally from Clayton Le Woods, Chorley, Lancashire. Symposium speakers, artists, film makers, writers, curators and academics at the symposium will celebrate her in her home setting.Continue reading “Leonora Carrington at Edge Hill University (Ormskirk)”

Mesoamerican Manuscripts, Oxford

Mesoamerican Manuscripts: New Scientific Approaches and Interpretations Conference, exhibition and workshop 31 May – 2 June Weston Library, University of Oxford Display and discussion of the Bodleian Library’s five pre-Colonial and early Colonial Mexican manuscripts: Codex Selden, Codex Bodley, Codex Mendoza, Codex Laud and The Roll of the New Fire (or Selden Roll). Presents recent findings onContinue reading “Mesoamerican Manuscripts, Oxford”

Exhibition: Collecting the Arts of Mexico (New York)

Collecting the Arts of Mexico Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Exhibition: July 17, 2015–August 7, 2016 Includes five recently acquired eighteenth-century paintings on copper by the Mexican artist Nicolás Enríquez for a Spanish patron.

New book: The Casa del Deán: New World Imagery in a Sixteenth-Century Mexican Mural Cycle

The Casa del Deán: New World Imagery in a Sixteenth-Century Mexican Mural Cycle, by Penny C. Morrill (Austin: University of Texas Press, December 2014) ISBN: 978-0-292-75930-5 (Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American and Latino Art and Culture) “Extensively illustrated with new color photographs, this pioneering study of a masterpiece of colonialContinue reading “New book: The Casa del Deán: New World Imagery in a Sixteenth-Century Mexican Mural Cycle”

The Mayas, Liverpool, June – October 2015

Exhibition: Mayas: Revelation of an Endless Time World Museum, Liverpool 19 June – 18 October 2015 Large exhibition produced by the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico City, exploring the Mayan civilization of eastern Mexico and modern day Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras and El Salvador. 385 objects, from museums and Mayan sites, rangingContinue reading “The Mayas, Liverpool, June – October 2015”

Exhibition: Lola Álvarez Bravo, Madrid

Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-1993) Círculo de Bellas Artes Alcalá, Madrid 2 June – 30 August 2015 One of the outstanding Mexican photographers of the twentieth century and one of the key figures in the post-revolutionary artistic renaissance of Mexico along with Tina Modotti, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, who was her husband.Continue reading “Exhibition: Lola Álvarez Bravo, Madrid”

Exhibition: Manuel Carillo, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid

Manuel Carrillo: Mi querido México Museo Lazzaro Galdiano, Madrid 4 June – 30 August 2015 Shows about 50 photographs by Carillo from the collection of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch juxtaposed with works by fellow Mexican and North American photographers, such as Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Edward Weston and Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Having startedContinue reading “Exhibition: Manuel Carillo, Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid”

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980: New York

Exhibition: Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 New York, Museum of Modern Art March 29, 2015–July 19, 2015 Brings together models, drawings and archival photographs as well as new photography of key buildings, not only those by the Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer and Mexican Luis Barragán but also less well known structures by Cuban architects, suchContinue reading “Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980: New York”