David LaChapelle will be exhibited in Mexico for the first time.
Organized and produced by 212 Productions, Ingrid Barajas and Abel González – Directors of 212 – will be presenting on this occasion with the collaboration of the Mandate of the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso the international exhibit David LaChapelle. Delirios de razón / Delirium of reason. The photographer–a director of documentaries, short films, and music videos–recently recognized by American Photo as one today’s 10 most important photographers, will offer the Mexican public a selection of his work beginning Wednesday, February 4th until Sunday, June 14th, 2009.
With the curatorship of Fred Torres, Delirios de razón / Delirium of reason reflects the artist’s posture toward a world thrown into confusion by fanaticisms, obsessions, vices, arbitrariness, and atrocities frequently attributed to the use of reason, when in reality, they are the results of distortions that change it. At the same time, it is an invitation not to rely on appearances in order to discover the background that deserves our reflection. The exposition, arranged in a 1070 m² space, offers a chronological tour of six themes completed between 1995 and 2008, made up of 64 pieces, freely created by the artist: Heaven to Hell; Awakened , Destruction and disaster, Jesus is my homeboy, Decadence, and Star system; as well as two galleries dedicated, one to the showing of 12 music videos, including one of Christina Aguilera’s, and another of Elton John, directed by LaChapelle. And the other room dedicated to the making of the pieces: Deluge and the Pieta.