Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) presents Katharsis: Fundacion Televisa’s Photography Collection

. July 1, 2013

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) presents Katharsis: Fundacion Televisa’s Photography Collection in a exhibition on view June 30th – September 22nd.

This exhibition is comprised with images from the Photography Collection of Fundación Televisa, becoming a documentary and artistic tour through the real and imaginary arenas of Mexican wrestling or lucha libre. Entrenched within pop culture since the 1930s, lucha libre has become for Mexicans an obsession harkening back to gladiator battles and Aztec warriors. The public is not resigned to the role of spectator; but instead, they fervently participate in the complex and boundless theatricality of lucha libre. The fights, at once corporeal and symbolic, bloody and cathartic, have created unquenchable sources of imagination that transcend the limits of the ring. From television to comics, graffiti to digital animation, journalism to film, there has not existed a medium of visual expression within Mexican pop culture or the fine arts of the 20th century that has not given tribute to the mythic luchador. www.molaa.org

Category: Fine Art

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