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Querencia: Rituals of the Río Arriba

Wednesday Dec 20, 2017

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4115 Silver Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108






Jodi Hedderig

Phone: 5057337371
Website: Click to Visit

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and fine-art photographer Miguel Gandert shows his work highlighting his mestizaje heritage, and the fusion and tension of the relationship between Spanish Colonial and Native Cultures of the Americas. Runs through 12/29.

Querer means to want, to desire, to be in a place, with its people. In folk terminology, querencia is such a place, the center space of desire, the root of belonging and yearning to belong, that vicinity where you first beheld the light. Querencia, in collective terms, is homeland.”  ~Enrique Lamadrid, Nuevo México Profundo

Miguel Gandert tells stories. He tells stories of his homeland, New Mexico (and beyond), its people and the cultural practices that distinguish communities from each other while simultaneously revealing their kinship. You will have to form your own words, however. Gandert’s stories are told through penetrating, black and white photos. A primary focus of his work is his own mestizaje heritage and the fusion and tension of the relationship between Spanish Colonial and Native Cultures of the Americas. 

Miguel Gandert, a native of Espanola, NM, is an award-winning documentary and fine-art photographer and filmmaker. His photographs have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world and are in numerous public collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the National Museum of American History and Art at the Smithsonian.



Querencia: Rituals of the Río Arriba opens Friday, October 6 at the New Mexico Humanities Council, 4115 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque. An artist’s reception will be 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm with an artist's discussion at 7:00 pm.  The exhibit closes December 29, 2017. 


See also: Found Objects

Nuevo Mexíco Profundo Redux

Zahra Marwan
Zahra Marwan

From award-winning photographer Miguel Gandert's 2000 book and the corresponding exhibition that happened at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, comes this variation on the work. This show—which is being held at the New Mexico Humanities Council (4115 Silver SE)—features a selection of photographs from the 2000 show (which was titled Nuevo Mexíco Profundo, Rituals of an Indio-Hispano Homeland), giving us all an opportunity to revisit these endearing works, or see them for the first time. This iteration of the collection is titled Querencia: Rituals of Río Arriba and will be on display until Dec. 29.

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