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'Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography'


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until February 11, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE Museum of Photographic Arts , 1649 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Not available

“In a time of conflict, fear of others, and a lack of compassion, MOPA’s Point/Counterpoint exhibition highlights the power of art to open communication. This is truly a bi-national project that looks at contemporary Mexican photography through the prism of multi-cultural interpretation.

Understanding comes through tearing down borders and working towards a dialog, forging a connection through photography." - Deborah Klochko, Executive Director & Chief Curator, MOPA

As part of the Getty-led "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA" initiative, the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA), presents "Point/Counterpoint."

On view November 4, 2017 through February 11, 2018 the exhibition features work from 19 contemporary Mexican photographers whose images explore the political, economic, and social changes of a country that is tied to the past, yet seeking a new future. It will cover difficult themes that include: border issues, abstraction, appropriation, otherness, cultural identity, and the body.

Coinciding with "Point/Counterpoint," MOPA will host a series of community conversations to bring together a unique group of expert voices to speak to themes found in the exhibition.

November 16, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Politics + Examining the Border

December 14, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Abstraction + Appropriation + State of Contemporary Photography

January 18, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Otherness + Cultural Appropriation

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Photo featured in the exhibit, "Milk III." Courtesy of An...

Above: Photo featured in the exhibit, "Milk III." Courtesy of Ana Casas Broda.


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