EN VISIÓN: PICTURING THE SELF
En Visión: Picturing the Self presents photographs that invite viewers to immerse themselves in the vibrant worlds and imaginations of the women who made them. This exhibition features selected pieces from MOLAA’s Permanent Collection in conversation with self-portraits by students of Las Fotos Project, a community-based nonprofit organization that inspires teenage girls through photography, mentorship and self-expression. The artists use photography to document their realities, engage in cultural commentary and express their evolving identities. They highlight their environments and allude to cultural influences to reveal the complexity of being female in contemporary culture. By exaggerating expressions, staging scenes to heighten a feeling, and manipulating their bodies the photographers also comment how beauty norms are imposed on women. While these photos represent distinctive individuals, they become symbols that reflect ….to the viewer.
En Visión was curated by Nalini Elias and organized in collaboration with Las Fotos Project.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art.