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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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b. 1942, Mexico

Graciela Iturbide Biography

Graciela Iturbide has become one of the foremost fine art photographers living in Mexico today.  Her work is a mixture of history, lyricism and portraiture.  The subtle yet powerful photographs blend the evocative scenes of the cultures of her native Mexico with her own deeply personal vision.  In dreamlike encounters with things that at first may appear ordinary, Graciela Iturbide perceives the surreal and extraordinary.  The photographs combine the story of a culture in transition with issues of identity, diversity, and selfhood.  She has remarkably engaged the workaday life and seasonal celebrations of various communities throughout Mexico for the past 35 years.  One of the major concerns in the work of Graciela Iturbide’s has been to explore and articulate the ways the “voice,” of Mexico is meaningful only when understood as an intricate combination of histories and practices.  The evidence she has gathered is a virtual territory unto itself.

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Graciela Iturbide was born in Mexico City in 1942.  She began to study film-making in the late 1960s at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematograficos.  While assisting Manuel Alvarez Bravo in the early 1970s, she studied photography, and soon devoted herself to the art.  Traveling to Europe around this time, she met Henri Cartier-Bresson, who became a significant influence on her work.  In 1978 she became a founding member of the Mexican Council of Photography.  Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in many major museum collections including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to name only a few.  She continues to live and work in Mexico.

Graciela Iturbide Featured Artworks

Magnolia en el espejo, Juchitán, Oaxaca by Graciela Iturbide contemporary artwork
Graciela IturbideMagnolia en el espejo, Juchitán, Oaxaca, 1986Silver gelatin print
20 x 16 inches
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Carnaval, Tlaxcala, Mexico by Graciela Iturbide contemporary artwork
Graciela IturbideCarnaval, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1976Silver gelatin print
16 x 20 inches
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Carnaval, Tlaxcala, Mexico by Graciela Iturbide contemporary artwork
Graciela IturbideCarnaval, Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1974Silver gelatin print
20 x 16 inches
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Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas by Graciela Iturbide contemporary artwork
Graciela IturbideNuestra Señora de las Iguanas, 1979Photogravure
24 x 30 inches
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Mujer angel, Sonora Desert by Graciela Iturbide contemporary artwork
Graciela IturbideMujer angel, Sonora Desert, 1979Silver gelatin print
20 x 24 inches
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Graciela Iturbide Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Graciela Iturbide, Hay Tiempo at ROSEGALLERY, Santa Monica
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23 February–18 May 2019 Graciela Iturbide Hay Tiempo Bergamot Station Arts Center (B-7), Santa Monica, CA

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Graciela Iturbide’s Art of Seeing Mexico Related Press Graciela Iturbide’s Art of Seeing Mexico 30 May 2019, The New Yorker

Four years ago, at the age of seventy-three, the Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide travelled across her country with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Their journey began in the southern state of Tabasco, near the border with Guatemala, where migrants make their way north atop a notorious freight train known as La Bestia. In...

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Graciela Iturbide’s legendary eye and arresting photos of Mexico Related Press Graciela Iturbide’s legendary eye and arresting photos of Mexico 4 May 2019, Sharon Mizota

Legendary Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide has a retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston this spring, but you don’t need to trek across the country to sample her arresting imagery. Works spanning her 50-year career can be found at Rosegallery in Santa Monica, and though the show lacks the thematic and biographical context of a museum...

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Graciela Iturbide, Visionary Ethnographer Related Press Graciela Iturbide, Visionary Ethnographer 30 March 2019, The New York Review of Books

In_Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico_—a magnificent exhibition of approximately 125 gelatin silver prints at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—five decades of an extraordinary visual intelligence are on display. Winner of the Hasselblad Award (2008) and Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Award (2015), Iturbide has exhibited internationally for most of her...

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Discovering contemporary Mexico beyond the daily headlines: The images of Graciela Iturbide Related Press Discovering contemporary Mexico beyond the daily headlines: The images of Graciela Iturbide 8 March 2019, The Washington Post

MEXICO CITY— What are the images that define contemporary Mexico? In the foreign eye, they are pictures of migrant caravans, escaped drug traffickers, beaches conjured by the American imagination.

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