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Mexipunx: Photographic Exhibition By Rubén Ortiz
Oct 06

Mexipunx: Photographic Exhibition By Rubén Ortiz

Exhibition about the history of Mexican Punks

 

Exhibition about the history of Mexican Punks

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  • The Office of Cultural Projects, in collaboration with Manuel Álvarez Bravo Photographic Center (CFMAB) in Oaxaca, is honored to present Mexipunx, a photographic exhibition by Rubén Ortiz Torres and curated by Laureana Toledo. 

    The images were originally exhibited in 1984 as part of Jesus and the Mutants series at the Mexican Council of Photography. Mexipunx is an extended version of that exhibition, which now includes videos originally recorded in Super-8 and drawings of people that appear in the photographs. The exhibition presents vintage and recent prints designed specifically for the exhibition.  

    In his images, Ortiz Torres narrates his own history of punk from the capital of the country, unlike the photojournalist works of the countercultural movement of the time, he was part of that subculture and produced a self-representation without ceasing to document. 

    His photographs shows the first punks of the time, such as Guillermo Santamarina, nicknamed Tin Larín, which according to legend he became the first Mexican punk and then the curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (MUAC). Also are included images of brothers Juan Carlos and Mario Lafontaine, members of the legendary duet María Bonita; the girls from Las Flores del Mal who wore vintage clothes from the 50s and 60; legendary underground scenes such as Disco Bar 9, a gay bar in the Zona Rosa, and the only and true punk bar: Tutti Frutti.

  • Category
    Exhibition
  • Date & Time
    Oct 06 2018 at 07:00 PM - Oct 06 2018 at 09:00 PM
  • Location & full address
    598 Calle Juárez, 48300 Puerto Vallarta
  • Event Admins
    Vallarta Today Staff