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26 Feb 2013

FEMSA Collection’s “Double Exposure/Doble Exposición” opens in Brownsville

  • Double Exposure / Doble Exposición: Portraits of Rupture. FEMSA Collection, exhibiting 53 works by 28 authors will be on display at the Historic Brownsville Museum until April 28, 2013
  • The exhibit is framed by the "Charro Days" historical tradition, a festivity honoring the cooperation between the United States of America and Mexico

Brownsville, Texas, February 26, 2013.- The Historic Brownsville Museum will host a memorable photography series accompanied by lithographs, drawings and paintings from FEMSA Collection as part of the exhibit called “Double Exposure: Portraits of Rupture”, open to the public on February 26 and running until April 28, 2013.

“Double Exposure/Doble Exposición” is an exhibit showcasing the great artists of the 20th century. Its protagonists created the art movement known as Rupture, and dared defy the mainstream pictorial tradition of their age by innovating techniques, themes and materials, pursuing the path to Modernism.

“These images make us aware of both the person being portrayed and the implicit presence of the portrayer, hence the title “Double Exposure.” The works keep not only the essence of the person being photographed but also introduce the spectator to each author´s particular world, perceiving their unique point of view through their compositions. FEMSA Collection has the goal to recognize, strengthen, stimulate and spread art in society; therefore we are greatly indebted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and to the Mexican Consulate in Brownsville for their support in bringing this exhibit to the Historic Brownsville Museum for the enjoyment of all its visitors,” stated Rosa María Rodríguez, FEMSA’s Cultural Program Manager.

The show was curated by Emma Cecilia García Krinsky, researcher and independent curator, author of several photography books and whose various appointments include positions at Mexico’s Museum of Modern Art and the Chopo Museum. It includes a documentary as well - coordinated by García Krinsky and produced by the Arocena Museum – about the period known as Rupture consisting of interviews with some of the main actors of the movement. The exhibit is divided into four thematic cores: The Precursors,, the Rupture Generation, Echoes from Rupture and Double Exposure.

“We are extremely proud and excited with the collaboration between the Mexican Consulate, FEMSA and the Historic Brownsville Museum for the showing of “Double Exposure” for the community of the Valley. The photographs and paintings celebrate the historical images of Latin America during the season when we celebrate the “Charro Days.” This collaboration honors, commemorates and celebrates the friendship and culture of our Mexican neighbors, arriving just in time to participate in this festivity of our two nations,” said Maribel Guerrero, Director of the Historic Brownsville Museum.

The Historic Brownsville Museum is the first venue to host this exhibit in its tour through several cities in America as a part of FEMSA Collection’s itinerant schedule.

About FEMSA Collection

FEMSA Collection has been recognized as one of the most important private collections in Latin America, it contains over a thousand works of diverse artisitic manifestations such as painting, sculpture, drawing, graphics, photography, installation and video, and offers a tour of Latin America’s Modern and Contemporary Art with an emphasis in Mexican artistic expressions.

FEMSA Collection was born in 1977 as part of the company’s commitment to the integral development of its workers, their families and the communities where they develop. Its works show the evolution, plurality and richness of the Latinamerican Art in the 20th century. Through an active schedule of itinerant exhibitions, FEMSA shares its Collection with the most diverse communities in Mexico and abroad, fulfilling in this manner its mandate to promote interest in art and complement its historic efforts to boost education in its diverse facets.

About FEMSA

FEMSA is a leading enterprise participating in the beverage industry through Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world; in the retail industry with OXXO, the largest and fastest-growing store chain in Latin America; and in the beer industry, as the second largest stockholder in Heineken, one of the leading brewers in the world operating in over 70 countries.

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