The Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts presents the exhibition Mexichrome. Photography and color in Mexicowhich talks about the historical and aesthetic use of color in Mexican photography.

The exhibition, in addition to reconfiguring and challenging the prevailing black and white photographic canon, highlights shared themes, revealing slippages and contrasts between “art” photography and photojournalism.

Mexichrome. Photography and color in Mexicowhich is composed of 208 works by 124 authors from Mexico, Latin America, the United States and Europe, synthesizes the history of color in photography to put in context the technical evolution of color and its introduction in Mexico.

Tócuaro 1, from the series “Death at the Altar”, 2002 Tomás Casademunt (1967) | Tócuaro 1, from the series “Death at the Altar”, 2002 | Chromogenic printing from a 120 mm color negative | 78.9 x 78.9 cm | Tomás Casademunt Collection

The exhibition, which is under the curatorial direction of James Oles, is divided into nine modules, each with themes that explore the main topics addressed in the production of color images in the country, such as landscapes, the representation of Mesoamerican cultures , vernacular and modern architecture: anthropology, violence, religion; the markets and the flag.

Pilgrims in the Sacred Caves of Te ́ekata, Tuapurie, Jalisco, 1982 John Negrin Fetter (1945 – 2015) | Pilgrims in the sacred caves of Te ́ekata, Tuapurie, Jalisco, January, 1982 | Inkjet (positive).

Mexichrome shows works by several photographers such as Paul Outerbridge, Juan Guzmán, Walter Reuter, Bob Schalkwijk and Pedro Meyer. Atypical examples of color work are also presented, such as Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Héctor García and Mariana Yampolsky, who generally leaned towards capturing moments in black and white. Additionally, some of Hugo Brehme’s early hand-colored prints are on display.

Untitled (Uxmal, Yucatán), ca. 1949 -1962 Armando Salas Portugal (1916 – 1995) | Untitled (Uxmal, Yucatán), ca. 1949 | Silver on gelatin, retouched in oil | 58.7 x 49.8cm | Collection and Archive of Fundación Televisa © Fundación Armando Salas Portugal

The exhibition also includes a large documentary collection compiled since 1990 by visual and conceptual artists: Francis Alÿs, Melanie Smith, Martin Parr, Teresa Margolles, Alex Webb, Daniela Rossell, Candida Höffer, Miguel Calderón, Adam Weisman, among others.

Mexichrome. Photography and color in Mexico It can now be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Guided tours and various activities are also offered that will complement your experience.

The cost of admission is 85 Mexican pesos and sales are only made at the museum’s ticket offices.

To know all the details about the exhibition, visit the official website of the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts.

The Solar in his house, 1987-1988
Lourdes Grobet (1940-2022) | The Solar in her house, 1987-1988 | Cibachrome Print | 71.1 x 71.1 cm | Televisa Foundation Collection and Archive.

 

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