Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography

Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA), San Diego
November 4, 2017 through February 11, 2018

As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA), presents Point/Counterpoint. The exhibition features work from nineteen contemporary Mexican photographers whose images explore the political, economic, and social changes of a country that is tied to the past, yet seeking a new future. Coinciding with Point/Counterpoint, MOPA will host a series of community conversations bringing together a unique group of expert voices to speak to themes found in the exhibition. The conversations will cover a range of themes, including cultural identity, appropriation, abstraction, and the body.

Politics + Examining the Border
November 16, 6:30 PM

Abstraction + Appropriation + State of Contemporary Photography
December 14, 6:30 PM

 Otherness + Cultural Identity + The Body
January 18, 6:30 PM

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Supported by grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA takes place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Museum of Photographic Arts

MOPA is one of the nation’s premier institutions dedicated solely to the lens-based medium. Located in historic Balboa Park, the world-class museum offers an annual calendar of relevant, thought-
provoking and engaging exhibitions, film festivals and lifespan-learning opportunities. Each year, more than 100,000 patrons visit MOPA; they leave with a diverse and enriching visual art experience, unique to San Diego and the photographic community.

MOPA is a vibrant center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of the photographic arts.

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