Thursday, September 21, 2017
SURREALISMO Ojos de México
September 21st - December 2nd 2017
Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to announce the exhibit, Surrealismo, Ojos de México/Surrealism, Eyes of Mexico featuring forty photographs by celebrated artists-foreign and national-which demonstrate the enduring influence of Surrealism on photography in Mexico. The photographers whose work we will show include Rosa Covarrubias, Tina Modotti, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Kati Horna, Héctor García, Graciela Iturbide, and Flor Garduño. Each expressed a distinctive point of view dealing with often irrational and unexpected life experiences.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
August 26, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Unsettled amasses 200 artworks by 80 artists living and/or working in a super-region we call the Greater West, a geographic area that stretches from Alaska to Patagonia, and from Australia to the American West. Though ranging across thousands of miles, this region shares many similarities: vast expanses of open land, rich natural resources, diverse indigenous peoples, colonialism, and the ongoing conflicts that inevitably arise when these factors coexist.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
La Construcción del Instante, San Miguel Allende
Flor Garduño. La construcción del instante.
Posted 13 Julio, 2017 by Fomento Cultural Banamex
Casa de Cultura Citibanamex – Casa del Mayorazgo de la Canal se complace en presentar el trabajo de Flor Garduño, una de las fotógrafas más destacadas en la actualidad. La exhibición Flor Garduño, la construcción del instante muestra una serie de imágenes, fotografiadas durante más de tres décadas, que destacan por las capas de realidad que la artista les ha agregado a través de la lente.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
FLOR GARDUÑO, MEMORIAS DEL PRESENTE
26 abril - 25 mayo, 2017
Memorias del presente. Flor Garduño
Ícono indiscutible de la fotografía contemporánea, Flor Garduño es una artista que durante más de 3 décadas de un trabajo técnico depurado, metódico y constante ha desarrollado un lenguaje estético propio creando imágenes poéticas que transitan con suave cadencia entre el espacio onírico y el real.
Patricia Conde Galería presenta una muestra de más de cuarenta fotografías que, sin voluntad retrospectiva, realiza un recorrido a través de su producción artística. En platas, carbones y platinos su obra nos habla de la tierra, de lo ritual, de la naturaleza, de la belleza, de lo femenino, de imágenes fantásticas que existen en una mente creativa como la suya y, forma parte de diversas colecciones como la del Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York (MoMA), el Art Institute de Chicago, la Biblioteca Nacional de París y el Museo Ludwig de Colonia, entre otros.
Rituales convertidos en memoria, instantes que se tornan poesía, momentos que nos hacen sentir y tocar nuestra propia alma. El trabajo de Garduño se caracteriza por un exquisito manejo de la luz y la sombra. Negros intensos, blancos brillantes, suaves matices, imágenes de sublime belleza que cautivan nuestra mirada espectadora provocando emociones y propiciando reflexiones que nos transforman profundamente haciéndonos partícipes de su visión y percepción del mundo.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Viewpoints: Latin America in Photographs
The geography, people, and rich culture of Latin America have long inspired photographers to capture visually their experiences and impressions. Their photographs, in turn, entice viewers to marvel at that which is foreign or to reminisce about the familiar. Viewpoints: Latin America in Photographs exhibits over 100 images from the 1860s through the present.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
FLOR GARDUÑO, La Construcción del Instante
8 de marzo - 4 de junio de 2017.
Flor Garduño ha fotografiado el mundo que la rodea durante más de tres décadas, añadiendo con la lente nuevas capas de realidad. Con motivo de la edición en español del libro Flor Garduño, de la serie Photo Poche, Fomento Cultural Banamex, A.C. presenta una exposición de una de las fotógrafas mexicanas más destacadas en la actualidad, conformada por más de cien obras.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art
Works from the Bank of America Collections
February 18, 2017 - July 16, 2017
John Hawley Olds LaGatta Gallery
The exhibition examines and celebrates work by artists on both sides of the border—American and Mexican-American—to reveal a variety of cultural aspects as they emerged in the years after the Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) to the present day. This unique survey of over 100 works takes a close look at paintings, prints and photographs created over the past eighty years. The works included are by some of the best-known Mexican artists—Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Gabriel Orozco, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Flor Garduño—as well as Mexican-American artists such as Judithe Hernández, Roberto Juarez and Robert Graham. Visitors to the Miradas exhibition will have the opportunity to observe the works of a number of artists who have been attracted to and inspired by Mexico’s ancient civilizations and modern artistic theories alike.
Friday, February 3, 2017
‘Variaciones en flor’ de Flor Garduño
VARIACIONES EN FLOR de Flor Garduño
Sala 0 del Museo de Huelva del 9 febrero al 2 abril
La Asociación Cultural Latitudes 21 organiza un año más este Festival con el objetivo de desarrollar un acontecimiento multidisciplinar que involucre al máximo público de todas las edades. Contará con un total de 11 exposiciones, 2 ciclos de cine dedicados al Cine de Brasil y de Argentina y encuentros con alguno de los autores.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
LA BEAUTÉ MISE À NU
January 19 - February 25
L’exposition « La beauté mise à nu » propose une sélection de photographies allant des années 1920 à nos jours autour d’un sujet qui attire invariablement, dans le temps et les cultures, le nu.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Flor Garduño, Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery
December 1, 2016 - February 25, 2017
THROCKMORTON FINE ART IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:
Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibit of the photography of one of Latin America’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Flor Garduño. The exhibit will present 30 black-and-white images, highlighting her most recent work, but also including some of the most iconic images from her prolific career.
Garduño was born in Mexico City in 1957. She studied visual arts at the San Carlos Academy of the Arts at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Although she was first attracted to drawing, she was captivated by photography. In 1979, she began working as an assistant to Latin America’s greatest photographer, Manuel Ávarez Bravo (1902-2002). He had an indelible influence on Garduño, but she developed her own “eye”—and style.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
FLOR GARDUÑO, at BRUCIE COLLECTIONS GALLERY
September 14, 2016 - December 18, 2016
Brucie Collections Gallery is excited to present the works of Flor Garduño, one of the most outstanding representatives of Latin American modern art, internationally recognized as one of the heirs to the great tradition of Mexican photography.
Born in Mexico City in 1957, Garduño entered the Old San Carlos Academy at the age of 19, to study visual arts. Around that time she also took part in the photography workshop of the Hungarian Surrealist photographer Kati Horna, whose work had a profound influence on the young artist. In 1979, she started working as a darkroom assistant for Manuel Alvarez Bravo, the most influential Mexican photographer of the 20th century. In the early 80s, Garduño worked under the directions of another of Mexican photography greats, Mariana Yampolsky, traveling to rural villages throughout Mexico and honing her own unique style infusing descriptive photography with mystical archetypes and symbolism of Latin America.
It’s during these travels that the photographer found her source of inspiration, captivated by the landscapes and the depth of the indigenous culture.
Garduño’s first personal exhibition took place in 1982 in her hometown of Mexico City followed by numerous solo and joint shows in the most prestigious galleries and museums all over the world. During the author’s 30-year long fruitful career, her black and white photography that mainly depicted the lives and rituals of native people throughout the Americas gravitated towards somewhat more personal, inner motifs, as in more recent years Garduño began to concentrate on symbolic female nudes, portraits and “silent-lives” – Flor`s unique vision of still-lives.
She has published several books of her photography including, Magia del Juego Eterno (The Magic of the Eternal Game) (1985), Bestiarium (1987), Witnesses of Time (1992), Mesteños (1994), Flor Garduño: Inner Light (2003), Trilogy (2011) and Flor Garduño, Photo Poche Collection (2016).
Flor Garduño’s artwork is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, Bibliothèque National de France in Paris; Museum Ludwig in Köln and other notable public and private collections.
Besides Mexico Flor also has a Swiss citizenship and for a long time spent her life in travels between these two countries.
The selected photographs of Flor Garduño will be available for view and purchase in Brucie Collections gallery starting September 15, 2016.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Flor Garduño "Natural Elements, upcoming exhibition
July 22 - August 31, 2016
at Vida Loca Gallery
Andrew Smith Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibit "Natural Elements" by Flor Garduño. Eleven new works by Mexico's preeminent photographer will be displayed at Andrew Smith Gallery’s newest exhibition space, VIDA LOCA GALLERY, at 203 W. San Francisco St. (between the Lensic Theater and the Plaza.) Flor Garduño will attend the opening reception on Friday, July 22, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit continues through August 31, 2016.
Flor Garduño, one of Mexico’s leading contemporary photographers, born in Mexico City in 1957, embarked on her career while a young woman in the early 1980s, when she made numerous trips to remote parts of Latin America.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
12 de diciembre, 2015 - 1 de marzo, 2016
Exposición con fotografías de Flor Garduño.
Museo Exconvento de Tepoztlán
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Women Pioneers Mexican Photography I
Women Pioneers Mexican Photography I
September 24th, - November 14th, 2015
Throckmorton Fine Art presents views of women, myth, and photography intertwined through nine pioneers who embrace new attitudes for women.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tiempo Perdido Lost Time - Latin American Photography
From April 11th, 2015
Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of significant Latin American photography from the gallery’s collection. Comprised of over 60 works, the exhibition includes rare and iconic prints by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Sebastião Salgado, Flor Garduño, Luis González Palma, and Mario Algaze among others, as well as a selection of Mexican studies by French master Henri Cartier-Bresson. Works in the exhibition span the 20th Century, providing a visual overview of the many diverse Latin cultures, their traditions, and people as seen by several of their most important photographic documentarians.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
VISIONARIAS. Mujeres fotógrafas en la colección FMN
Marzo - mayo, 2015
VISIONARIAS. Mujeres fotógrafas en la colección FMN, Museo De Bellas Artes de Venezuela
18 mujeres visionarias de la fotografía en el MBA
(Prensa FMN-MBA, marzo 2015).- Para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer, el Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Cultura, a través de la Fundación Museos Nacionales presenta en el Museo de Bellas Artes Visionarias. Mujeres fotógrafas en la colección FMN en la sala 12 del edificio Moderno. La inauguración está prevista a 11 de la mañana de este domingo 8 de marzo.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
MEXICO: FANTASTIC IDENTITY 20TH CENTURY MASTERPIECES FROM THE FEMSA COLLECTION
March 14 - July 5, 2015
Mexico: Fantastic Identity provides a unique platform from which to embark on a journey through the various art movements that were important in Mexico during the 20th Century. The exhibition presents masterpieces from landmark moments in modern Mexican art, including a Diego Rivera cubist work completed during his stay in Europe, a significant assemblage created by muralists José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Frida Kahlo’s 1933 painting My Dress Hangs There.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
March 21 - May 9, 2015
Garduño will exhibit selected works from her photographic publications, including Trilogy.
Trilogy is a collection of the works Garduño realized throughout many years of photography in Mexico and Europe. Her great and magnificent visual production develops through a “dance” in three movements. The overture is Bestiarium, in which real and fictional images of enchanted animals come to life as metaphors of our dreams and passions. Then we have Fantastic Women, a celebration of the feminine universe and of the mystery and sensuality that spring from the female body. The dance ends with Silent Natures, where Garduño contemplates wilderness because, quoting the photographer herself, “Whenever I think of Silent Natures, I must confess that I created these photographs for myself, to maintain my playful spirit throughout all these years.”
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Mexico: Fantastic Identity, 20th Century Masterpieces, FEMSA Collection
September 30 - November 9, 2014
Ayala Museum, in partnership with the FEMSA Collection and Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, are honored to present the exhibition Mexico: Fantastic Identity, 20th Century Masterpieces, FEMSA Collection. The show includes Mexican artworks starting form the European experience of the early 20th century through the vanguard movements and schools; and artists’ portraits captured by renowned photographers.
Friday, June 6, 2014
LUZ RESTIRADA: LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE UNM ART MUSEUM
June 7 - July 27, 2014
Luz Restirada examines how photographers working in Latin America have navigated the interplay of technology, art and history from the 19th century up to the present as well as the social and cultural role photography has played in Central and South America. Luz Restirada presents works from the UNM Art Museum’s Latin American holdings in an effort to broaden the historical context of art and cultural exchange in this part of the world. Included in the exhibition are photographs by Pedro Meyer, Flor Garduño, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Luis González Palma, Joel-Peter Witkin and Vik Muniz.
On view concurrently with Digital Latin America,organized by 516 Arts and partners, including the UNM Art Museum satellite exhibition Oscar Muñoz: Biografías. For more information about Digital Latin America please visit 516arts.org
Curated by UNM Art Museum Graduate Intern, Christian Waguespack
Thursday, March 6, 2014
EL CICLO DE LA VIDA, Música Antigua en los Surcos del Arte Contemporáneo
March 7, 2014 - April 6, 2014.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante, Valencia, Spain
The Life Cycle
El Ciclo de la Vida. Música antigua en los surcos del arte contemporáneo, conmemorates the 25th anniversary of Capella de Ministrers, underlining the intimate relationship that music and art have had for centuries as regards the human figure...
...A tree of life, then, which branches into Genesis, Metamorphosis, Concupiscence and Apocalipsis in order to think upon the need for continuous growth. And it does so thanks to the works of four artists: Flor Garduño, Isabel Muñoz, Carmen Calvo and Eva Lootz, making manifest that they fuerunt et erunt, were and shall be consubstantial human questions over the centuries.
Friday, February 28, 2014
El ojo fino: The Exquisite Eye
Contemporary Women Photographers from Mexico
Feb 28, 2014 - May 25, 2014
"Each with a camera and 'exquisite eye,' these photographers share a finely tuned way of seeing the truths, visions, and enigmas of their beloved Mexico. ” – Connie Todd
The nine great women photographers from Mexico represented in this exhibition combine very personal and often visionary responses to the social realities around them in images that are often harsh, mysterious and beautiful. These three generations of Mexican women photographers are uniquely connected over a span of three generations and an entire century. Mentors, friends, colleagues all of them artists of great individuality and passion include Lola Alvarez Bravo Kati Horna Mariana Yampolsky Graciela Iturbide Flor Garduño, Yolanda Andrade, Alicia Ahumada, Ángeles Torrejón, and Maya Goded. Each with a camera and “exquisite eye,” these photographers share a finely tuned way of seeing the truths, visions, and enigmas of their beloved Mexico. Their connections are revealed by a discreet homage, a borrowed element, or by overlapping spiritual territory.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Portals to the Human Spirit: A Survey of Cultural Diversity
Nov 23, 2013 - Dec 16, 2013
Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
Photography has an innate ability to establish human connections. This exhibition centers on the work of six photographers that produce images that bind us to the human spirit. The color of our skin, the clothes we wear, the shelters and social groups we live in have great diversity, but the fundamental, non-visual, human needs of all these groups are fundamentally the same as our own. The nature of the global village acts to homogenize our customs and differences. It is counter productive in preserving a society’s uniqueness. With the shrinking of the world caused by Western expansionism and the ease of international travel – we are also shrinking the world’s divergent cultures.
Works by Alison wright, Flor Garduño, Dana Gluckstein, Carol Beckwith, Angela Fischer and Marcus Leatherdale.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Revisiting Latin America
Nov 23, 2013 - Feb 15, 2014
PDNB, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas
PDNB Gallery opened its doors in 1995 with an exhibition of Latin American photography. This November, Revisiting Latin America will include many of the artists featured in the gallery’s debut exhibition. Throughout the past eighteen years the gallery has given solo exhibitions to many Latin artists including Marta María Pérez Bravo (Cuba), Carlos Jurado (Mexico), Lorry Salcedo (Peru), Luis Gonzalez Palma (Guatemala), Cassio Vasconcellos (Brazil), Mario Algaze (Cuba), and Esteban Pastorino Diaz (Argentina). This show will include these plus many others that have established themselves as significant artists in the U.S. and their own countries. PDNB Gallery has exhibited artists from throughout the world, with a specific focus on Latin American art. The styles are as diverse as the countries they represent, from documentary to surrealism.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection
October 27, 2013–March 23, 2014
Los Angeles County Museum Los Angeles, California.
LACMA presents a New Photography Exhibition Showcasing the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection
See the Light Explores Parallels Between Photography and the Science of Vision.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Arnold Newman: In Context
June 29, 2013 - September 8, 2013
San Diego Museum of Art, California
This Permanent Collection installation is presented as a compliment to the temporary exhibition Arnold Newman: Masterclass. Divided between two main sections, the installation presents recent acquisitions in photography and works by artists portrayed in Newman’s photographs. The Museum continues to grow its Permanent Collection of photography. This presentation of recent acquisitions focuses on photographers active in Mexico and the United States and includes works by Newman's contemporaries, such as Gjon Mili, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Esther Bubley. A portrait by Leo Matiz, the Colombian photographer who worked in Mexico, depicts Frida Kahlo and resonates with Arnold Newman’s interest in depicting artists. A photograph by Flor Garduño suggests the paintings of Diego Rivera, reminding viewers of the power of symbols and gesture in the work of Newman. Portraits of artists represent one of the major components of Newman’s oeuvre and remain some of his most highly recognizedimages of his subjects. Arnold Newman: In Context presents works from the Permanent Collection by artists portrayed in the adjacent exhibition Arnold Newman: Masterclass. Rarely seen works by Isamu Noguchi and Alex Katz are here presented alongside collection favorites such as Georgia O’Keeffe’s Purple Hills. Moreover, this installation showcases the ability of an encyclopedic museum to complement Newman’s portraits of Claes Oldenburg and Helen Frankenthaler, among others, with works by these same artists.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Dreams and Metaphors
October 15, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Gallery of Classical Photography in Moscow has been opened the Exhibition Dreams and Metaphors of the well-known Mexican photographer Flor Garduño.
The exposition presents over 70 works by her that have become world-famous. The Mexican photo artist takes pictures of women and, apparently, for women. She seeks for natural beauty — her models have nothing to do with glossy beauties perfected in Photoshop to please men’s eyes. Women as seen and shown by Flor Garduno are children of nature with a wise look, plump thighs, ripe breasts, and hot aura.
Quite often they are surrounded with flowers or fruit — they are as fine and natural as fresh lilies or juicy lemons. And the black-and-white film deepens the impression of documentary shooting and authenticity of nature. See more at: russia-ic.com
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Trilogía, Centro Cultural Santo Domingo, Oaxaca
Oaxaca, México.- Trilogía, es la exposición que organiza el Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) y el Centro Cultural Santo Domingo y la cual será inaugurada el domingo 2 de octubre a las 12:00 horas.
En esta exposición, se presenta los casi 30 años de producción de la fotógrafa mexicana Flor Garduño divididos en tres temas: Bestiarium, Mujeres fantásticas y Naturalezas silenciosas.
Considerada entre las mejores fotógrafas contemporáneas del mundo, Flor Garduño se distingue por una discreta y refinada mirada que gracias a la maestría y el dominio del oficio, provoca asombro, emociones y ensoñaciones.
Mediante el juego y el rigor en la producción de sus imágenes, logra cautivar nuestra mirada y sumergirnos en una profunda introspección o mantenernos sorprendidos ante convivencias inverosímiles con innegables guiños clásicos.
Espejos en los que la llama de la vida despliega sus rítmicas cadencias, los sujetos creados por la artista –sean bestias, seres u objetos–, nacen de disparos que alumbran mundos secretos, íntimos y cercanos. En ellos despierta la magia del juego y el buen tino. Arrojan fulgores, armonías y equilibrios, mitos y realidades desprendidos de una trama entretejida de experiencias de las que aflora la sensibilidad de la fotógrafa.
Trilogía se exhibió por primera vez en el Museo del Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. Ahora es recibida con honores en Oaxaca y se inaugura el domingo 2 de octubre de 2011, a las 12:00 horas. Nos acompañará la autora Flor Garduño y la Sra. Paloma Porráz del Amo, Directora del Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso.
Esta exposición se exhibirá en el Centro Cultural Santo Domingo de martes a domingo de 10:00 a 18:00 horas.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
June 7 - November, 4 2012
Museo Arocena, Torreón, Coahuila, México
El Museo Arocena en colaboración con el Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso tiene el honor de presentar en esta exposición que lleva por título Trilogía, casi 30 años de producción de la fotógrafa mexicana Flor Garduño en tres temas: Bestiarium, Mujeres fantásticas y Naturalezas silenciosas, los cuales serán presentados en dos partes consecutivas.
Considerada entre las mejores fotógrafas contemporáneas del mundo, Flor Garduño se distingue por una discreta y refinada mirada que gracias a la maestría y el dominio del oficio, provoca asombro, emociones y ensoñaciones. Mediante el juego y el rigor en la producción de sus imágenes, logra cautivar nuestra mirada y sumergirnos en una profunda introspección o mantenernos sorprendidos ante convivencias inverosímiles con innegables guiños clásicos.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
"Trilogy" - World Premiere at Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso
Flor Garduno "Trilogy" World Premiere, April 12, 2011 until August 2011 at Antiguo Colegio San Ildefonso, Mexico.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
NOVEMBER 6, 2008 – JANUARY 9, 2009
Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibit of recent photography by one of Latin America’s most acclaimed photographers, Flor Garduño. Garduño’s photographs attain an element of both earthly primacy and timeless classicism. They are uncluttered, focused, pristine, and yet invite multiple interpretations: they stimulate curiosity and invite contemplation. Garduño’s images are sublime. Indeed, Garduño has been called “a poet”—a great and worthy compliment.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The Figure Illuminated: Flor Garduño, Alvin Booth, Ralph Gibson
September 9 - November 15, 2008
Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Etherton Gallery is pleased to present: The Figure Illuminated featuring the photographs of Flor Garduño, Alvin Booth and Ralph Gibson. The Figure Illuminated presents three reflections on the mysteries and wonders of the nude, featuring the monumental photographs of Flor Garduño’s sensuous women seen through the veil of magic realism; the erotically charged, abstracted bodies in Alvin Booth’s work, and Ralph Gibson’s deceptively simple, open-ended photographs that highlight tension, rhythm and vision.
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
FLOR GARDUÑO - FANTASTIC WOMEN
May 3, 2007 – Jun 23, 2007
Fahey/Klein Gallery The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present new work from Mexican photographer Flor Garduño. Fantastic Women takes viewers on a visual display of beauty, wonder, and intrigue. Garduño's photographs continue the exploration of the fictionalized feminine ideal by reinterpreting the human figure as the archetypal representation of today's woman. "She takes photography into the realm of magical realism and creates a new dialogue by rewriting the story of woman with new legends and new myths" (Tereso Caspa Hurst, Bello Magazine, 2006). With careful construction of ritualistic, symbolic, and visual logistics, the world envisioned in Fantastic Women becomes one of truth, dreams, and an examination of the human condition. Garduño's focus on the female form is heightened by its coupling with elements of rich texture and contrasts of light which create imaginative and ethereal compositions that unravel and investigate the universal concepts of creation. At the age of 18, Flor Garduño attended the School of Fine Arts at the National University in Mexico City, mentored by the Hungarian artist Katie Horna. After finishing her studies in 1979, Garduño was hired by Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo as a darkroom assistant where she further developed her discipline and photographic skills. Garduño took her first independent position under the Secretary of Public Education where she was sent to parts of rural Mexico to document indigenous people-a project that later gave Garduño an avenue in which to use fantastical elements in her future work. Garduño's first book, Testigos del Tiempo (Witnesses of Time, Aperture, 1992) garnered both international exposure and recognition by having been published in five languages with seven editions and touring more than 40 exhibitions worldwide. Since then, she has published Inner Light/ Flor (Bulfinch Press, 2002) and Silent Natures (Gabriele Capelli Editore, 2005), two additional books that define Garduño's poetic photography. Garduño's photography has been exhibited in over 35 museums including the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Museum of Modern Art - New York and Houston, the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as numerous other museums worldwide. Flor Garduño currently lives in Mexico and Switzerland with her daughter and her son.
Friday, January 6, 2006
William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs Mansfield, CT
January 15 – March 2006
La Raza Galeria Posada, Sacramento, CA
April – May 2006
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
May 11 – September 17, 2006
Enigmatic black-and-white photography characterizes the work of Flor Garduño, a veteran woman photographer who trained under the Mexican master photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo. Inner Light showcased 62 photographs representing still-life objects and nudes. These works achieved a communion between the subject and the lens, which resulted in pictures that were emotional and psychological explorations of femininity. Her work is in the collections of prominent public institutions such as Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Sunday, March 20, 1994
Witnesses of Time
The profile of Mexican photography has been raised considerably by the recent sale of Tina Modotti's 1925 photograph Roses for an unprecedented dollars 165,000. Though Italian-born and raised in California, Modotti's astonishing photographic output grew out of her experiences in her adopted country, Mexico, where she was apprenticed to the great photographer (and Modotti's lover) Edward Weston. One of Modotti's greatest admirers was the young Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo - who went on to achieve international acclaim. And now it's the turn of his apprentice, Flor Garduno, who celebrates her first British exhibition, 'Witnesses of Time' at the National Museum of Photography.
Sunday, September 5, 1993
Witnesses of Time
5 September - 17 October 1993
The exhibition's subtitle is "500 years of cultural indigenous resistance in Latin America" and is composed of 100 photographs, each one printed by their author, the fruit of ten years work in rural areas of Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador and Bolivia. They portray the countryside, the people, the objects, the rituals and scenes of everyday life.
Thursday, January 21, 1993
Witnesses of Time: Photographs by Flor Garduño
January 21, 1993 - March 7, 1993
The approximately 100 images contained in the exhibit conveyed a poetic and intimate vision of surviving indigenous communities in the Americas, particularly in rural areas of Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. In these photographs, taken from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s, Garduño expressed the richness, vitality, and spirituality of peoples who resisted the assimilation of Western values and ways of life.