Street Portrait of Guatemalan Contemporary Artist Eny Roland
All Roads Lead to Antigua Guatemala, I’ve declared before and even had an entry with the title. Often I point out the importance of Antigua Guatemala, formerly Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, through out the history of the Central American isthmus and beyond. I make a reference to this fact because La Antigua Guatemala is the springboard for me to talk just about anything in the Guatemala and Latin America for the matter.
For instance, if I want to talk about contemporary art in Guatemala, I could use the street portrait of my friend and colleague Eny Roland, a photographer whose photography I “discovered” a few years ago while in its infancy, but I knew immediately that Eny was going places. Ever since I have followed and supported his photography and contemporary art through as many manifestations and exhibits as I have been able to attend. Recently, I had the chance to catch up with his projects for this year and before I wished him success in the upcoming contemporary collective art exhibition in which he’s participating in Miami, I turned around and took a quick portrait. If you will be in South Florida in the upcoming weeks, I recommend you pay a visit to the exhibit In His Own Likeness, more information below.
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In His Own Likeness
Othón Castañeda | Rocío García |
Eny Roland | Mario Santizo
Curated by Marivi Veliz
OPENING RECEPTION Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 6-10pm
ON VIEW January 29, 2014 – March 16, 2014
In His Own Likeness primarily reaffirms existence, which in its diversity and complexity, is equally divine. Although, it does present us, in a somewhat provocative manner, an assortment of images of eroticized men alluding, rather than to God, to His gender—the masculinity attributed to Him—and as a result, to the power associated with the male gender. Thus, the exhibition addresses the way in which masculinity unfolds, expresses itself, and even loses all meaning: sex.
The ArtCenter/South Florida is major cultural institution located in the heart of Miami, at 800-810 & 924 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, Florida 33139, tel. +1 305-674-8278. More information on Facebook page and Twitter timeline.
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