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Testimonios de una Guerra Opening Reception

Thursday Jan 30, 2014

Instituto Cervantes

1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Cost:

FREE

Exhibit features photos detailing events of the Mexican Revolution. The opening will also have live mariachi music and Mexican food samples.

Exhibit runs through March 31.

See also: Culture Shock

La revolución will not be instagrammed

Pancho Villa in a “maderista” (Madero’s followers, faction of the Mexican Revolution) camp, Juarez, Chihuahua, April 1911, author unidentified

Just over a century ago, in November 1910, the Mexican Revolution broke out when rebel forces organized against President Porfirio Díaz Mori. The dictator, whose implacable rule of over three decades had stripped Mexico’s poor of both rights and land, was the first of several would-be leaders to fall in the long and bloody conflict that followed. At the same time, the early 20th century saw filmmaking coming into being and photography coming into its own. The result? The now-famous images of Emiliano Zapata, Francisco Villa and others that make the Mexican Revolution so visually resonant even today. Testimonios de una Guerra: Photography of the Mexican Revolution collects 58 contemporary photographs, many of them previously unpublished, that give a face to this momentous conflict. On Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6pm, attend the opening reception for Testimonios at Instituto Cervantes (at the NHCC, 1701 Fourth Street SW). It’s completely free, and they’re serving up live mariachi music and Mexican snacks. The exhibit remains up through the end of March and coincides with film series El Cine de la Revolución Mexicana. See nhccnm.org for más details.

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