Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Alex Dorfsman | POSSIBLE WORLDS @ AMA | Artist 6 of 9

Alex Dorfsman | http://www.alexdorfsman.com/

Photography and Fiction in
Mexican Contemporary Art Exhibition

Open through August 28th at AMA | ART MUSEUM of the AMERICAS

Alex Dorfsman was born in México City in 1977. He lives and works  primarily in Mexico City and Berlin, Germany. He  attended the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” where he received a Bachelor degree in Arts. His solo shows include: It’s Almost Real, Isn’t It?, ART&IDEA, New York (2007); Metropolitan, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City (2006); Paisaje Nocturno, El Mirador, Metro Insurgentes Roundabout, Mexico City (2006); Espacio Disponible, Garash Galería, Mexico City (2005); It’s almost Real, Isn’t It? Garash Galería, Mexico City (2004); Uno al Cubo, Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City (2001).

Dorfsman has participated in collective shows through Mexico, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and the US. He was awarded with the grant Jóvenes Creadores (FONCA, México, 2006) in the area of photography. In 2007 he published his first photography book: It’s Almost Real, Isn’t It?, Ediciones Brillantina, Mexico City.

Alex Dorfsman works with photography and video, focusing in the contrasts between nature and the artificial construction of it. His work proposes an analytical view about the processes of representation and abstraction of reality.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Katya Brailovsky | POSSIBLE WORLDS @ AMA | Artist 5 of 9

Katya Brailovsky

Katya Brailovsky POSSIBLE WORLDS:
Photography and Fiction in
Mexican Contemporary Art Exhibition

Open through August 28th at AMA | ART MUSEUM of the AMERICAS

Katya Brailovsky was born in 1965 in México City where she currently resides. She is the recipient of the three-year grant awarded by the Mexican Endowment for Culture and the Arts. In 1999 she was awarded the first prize in the Mexico City Photography Biennial. Brailovsky's photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Mexico as well as abroad, including “Untitled” at the Enrique Guerrero Gallery in 2000, Coartadas/Alabis curated by Magali Arreola for the Witte de With Centrum Voor Hedendaagse Kunst in the Netherlands, City of Fiction in the Mercer Union Gallery in Toronto Canada, and Vertigos y Delirios in the Centro Cultural España in Mexico City.

Katya’s work reflects the functions of her memory of how she remembers and consequently constructs her ideas of what is real. Katya states that trapped in her human condition, she is only able to see fragments of what really happens; therefore the forms she constructs are questionable.  And she only attempts to obtain in herself and the spectator the reality that is revealed through photography.

Friday, July 15, 2011

World's First Modern Art Safety Cone | Now on Display at AMA

Today was a big day in AMA history. I've completed work on a prototype for the world's first (at least that I know of) modern art safety cone. I have been putting a lot of thought into bringing the work from our collection outside the museum. The classic architecture of our building sometimes disguises the unique and contemporary work we display on the inside.

When I heard we had ordered new safety cones for the front of the museum (in order to prevent people from tripping on our driveway chain), I seized the opportunity to bring our art out in the public.

Beautiful, shiny "Traffic Control" cones
from Peachtree Business Products
 For this first prototype, I decided to go with a painting in our collection by Antonio Segui. Why? Because it's cool. And I have a high-res image of it. And I'm hoping since it's packed full of people it will send a subliminal message to the world to come visit our museo.

So after careful measuring the cones and mapping out the images I would need (measuring a cone with a ruler is hard!), I put it in my computer and printed out these babies:

What do you think?

And voila! World's first modern art cone. I hope you like it, cause there will be more coming soon.
As you can see the guards were very impressed...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kenia Nárez | POSSIBLE WORLDS @ AMA | Artist 4 of 9

Kenia Nárez  |  http://www.flickr.com/people/kenia_narez//

Kenia Nárez
Photography and Fiction in
Mexican Contemporary Art Exhibition

Opening July 7th at AMA | ART MUSEUM of the AMERICAS

Kenia Nárez was born in Cuernavaca Morelos in 1982. She studied Visual Arts at the Autonomous University of Morelos UAEM majoring in Photography.

Her work has been exhibited individually through the Mexican embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006). And collectively at the center of the arts in Guanajuato (2007), XII biennial of Photography, Centro de la Imagen, México, DF (2006), Gallery Emma Molina, Monterrey (2006), México Contemporary Art Fair, Gallery Emma Molina, México, DF (2006), XXVI Encuentro Nacional de Arte Joven (National Encounter of Young art), Aguascalientes (2006), Art Museum Carrillo Gil, México, DF (2006), Art Fair of Contemporary Art, Gallery Emma Molina Madrid, España (2006), Festival Fotología in its fourth edition, Gallery Santa Fe Bogotá, Colombia (2005).

She has been a recipient of the National and State Fund for the culture and arts in the young artist program the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Nárez uses photography as a means to achieve a speech supporting the Fantasy and Gender. Gender viewed from the perspective of a woman to constitute itself, sometimes as an object of fantasy includes the completion of the childhood memories that are reinterpreted from children’s literature know as fairy tales.