Saturday, March 30, 2013

LATINO/US Cotidiano

Civilian Art Projects' director Jayme McLellan has been working with the Embassy of The Kingdom of Spain to help promote the LATINO/US Cotidiano exhibition. They've worked hard to produce the show, and props to Bridget Sue Lambert who printed all of the photographs. Opening details at the bottom.

'LATINO/US Cotidiano'

A national traveling exhibition and photobook visualizing the U.S. Latino experience today through 12 of the most talented photographic voices working internationally.

SPAIN arts & culture is pleased to present a national traveling exhibition and book, LATINO/US Cotidiano. Literally meaning "everyday life," Cotidiano is a dynamic look at the rapidly changing nature of the Latino experience in America.

The Hispanic population in the U.S. has reached the 50 million mark, making the Latino community the largest minority in the country for the first time. One out of every six Americans is now of Hispanic origin, an impressive social transformation with enormous political, economic, and cultural consequences. Outdated stereotypes, racial profiles, and past cultural archetypes no longer accurately reflect a nation enriched by a growing and diverse population. But what does it look like today?

To better understand this culturally shifting phenomenon, SPAIN arts & culture commissioned Claudi Carreras, one of the foremost experts on IberoAmerican Latino photography, to research and gather the strongest photographic voices working today on issues of Latino identity. For LATINO/US Cotidiano, Carreras selected established and emerging photographers of Latino descent who embrace the theme and also excel at their craft: Carlos Alvárez Montero, Sol Aramendi, Katrina Marcelle d'Autremont, Calé, Ricardo Cases, Livia Corona, Héctor Mata, Karen Miranda, Dulce Pinzón, Susana Raab, Stefan Ruiz, and Gihan Tubbeh.

Join us also for a book presentation, Q&A and signing on April 3, 2013 at 6 pm at the National Portrait Gallery with Associate Curator of Photographs Frank Goodyear, LATINO/US Cotidiano curator Claudi Carreras, and photographers Ricardo Cases and Susana Raab, moderated by Carlos Tapia, Professor at American University. 

Opening Preview
April 4, 2013
@ 6:30-8:30 pm 

Exhibition on view
April 4-May 12, 2013
Wed-Fri: 5-8 pm
Sat: 11 am - 8 pm
Sun: 11 am - 6 pm
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
2801 16th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
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