3 photographic series inspired in the border town of Ciudad Juarez Mexico.
Opening Night. Thursday April 19th. 6:30 pm.
Artist Talk. Wednesday April 25th. 6:30pm
International Arts Movement. Space 38/39 38 West 39th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018
International Arts Movement is pleased to present The Other Side, a collection of 3 photographic series by Monica Lozano, curated by Sergio Arribas and Dhruv Malhotra. Lozano was raised in Ciudad Juarez Mexico which today is considered to be one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Her work is inspired by real stories of people’s courage, determination and strength, particularly those who have lived difficult experiences in borders throughout the world. Her work is a poignant meditation on the human condition in a difficult time and place. By contemplating on the theme of survival, these stories are a testament of courage.
In the words of Lozano: “The last 10 years I found myself exasperated by the continuous media reports about the violence in Juarez. In a desire to capture this other side I knew about my city, I found myself dedicating my photographic work to this matter. After several encounters, I realized that I was also looking to find my own hope, my own understanding and acceptance of the whole situation.”
About Monica Lozano
Following a BA in Visual Arts, Lozano received her Masters Degree in Photography in Madrid, Spain. During this time, she produced Borders, a series selected for various international photo competitions and grants including the Air Dolomiti (Lufthansa) prize at the ITS#EIGHT competition in Italy. She also completed the Photo Global residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York on a presidential scholarship. Lozano’s elegant and socially charged portraits have been exhibited in Italy, Spain, Germany, Mexico and the United States. In 2011 she was featured under the One To Watch column in American Photo Magazine. Lozano is currently collaborating in a global action with 2011 TED Award winner JR and his Inside Out Project in Ciudad Juarez and Mexico City.International press has placed Lozano as one of Mexico’s new contemporary young photographers.http://www.monicalozano.com/
About International Arts Movement
IAM gathers artists and creative catalysts to wrestle with the deep questions of art, faith and humanity in order to inspire the creative community to engage the culture that is and create the world that ought to be.International Arts Movement works on inspiring people to hope, engage deeply into the depth of culture’s critical zones, and create a world that ought to be. We believe that artistic excellence as a model of ”what ought to be”paves the way for lasting, enduring humanity. IAM gathers artists and creative catalysts for frequent events and an every other year Encounter Conference in New York City. The fruit of those gatherings is published in our media and store. http://www.internationalartsmovement.org/
About the Inside Out Project
The Inside Out Project is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators, for them to exhibit in their own communities.People can participate as an individual or as part of a group. Posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window, to a wall of an abandoned building, or in a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and be made available online at www.insideoutproject.net.
Look at some pictures from her site, the album is named “Border” check it out!