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7 Oct 2013

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

  • Double Exposure / Doble Exposición: Portraits of Rupture. FEMSA Collection”, exhibiting 53 works by 28 authors will be on display at the Mexican Cultural Institute in San Antonio until September 29th

San Antonio, Texas, July 10, 2013.-FEMSA Collection shares its exhibit “Double Exposure / Doble Exposición: Portraits of Rupture”, a memorable photography series accompanied by lithographs, drawings and paintings, that will be available to the public starting tomorrow and until September 29th at the Mexican Cultural Institute in San Antonio.

The exhibit showcases 28 great artists of the 20th century that dared defy the mainstream pictorial tradition of their era by innovating techniques, themes and materials, inspiring the art movement known as “Rupture”. The curatorship offers the viewers a singular approach to the 53 works that make up the exhibition, divided into four thematic cores: The Precursors, the Rupture Generation, Echoes from Rupture and Double Exposure.

“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 aims to bring and promote culture through the manifestation of art, therefore we are greatly indebted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and to the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio for their support in bringing this exhibit to the Mexican Cultural Institute for the enjoyment of all its visitors,” stated Rosa María Rodríguez, FEMSA’s Cultural Program Manager.

The opening included a conference by Emma Cecilia García Krinsky, who was responsible for selecting the pieces included in the exhibit, and is a 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.

“Double Exposure/Doble Exposición: Portraits of the Rupture” includes a documentary as well - coordinated by García Krinsky and produced by the Arocena Museum – about the art movement called Rupture, consisting of interviews with some of its main actors.

“We are very proud to welcome “Double Exposure/Doble Exposición: Portraits of the Rupture” here at the Mexican Cultural Institute, an exhibit through which we continue to support the promotion of Mexican art in the United States. We extend an open invitation to the San Antonio community to come and visit the Institute, take a look at the exhibit and learn about the leading artists of the movement Rupture”, said Patricia González, director of the Mexican Culture Institute in San Antonio.

The gallery is open to public from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 17:00 during weekdays and 11:00 to 17:00 on weekends.

This is the second location to welcome this exposition, which began a tour through several cities in America, starting in Brownsville earlier this year, as a part of FEMSA Collection’s itinerant program and as a result of the support of the Mexican Consulate and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

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 company that participates in the beverage industry through Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world; and in the beer industry, through its ownership of the second largest equity stake in Heineken, one of the world’s leading brewers with operations in over 70 countries. In the retail industry it participates with FEMSA Comercio, operating various small-format chain stores, including OXXO, the largest and fastest-growing chain of stores in Latin America. All of which is supported by a Strategic Business area.

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