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OPENING OF THREE SOLO SHOWS IN MEXICO CITY - OCTOBER 17
FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY - Solo Show at the Museo Nacional de San Carlos
SONG OF THE AURORA - Solo Show at Galeria Hilario Galguera
SANTOS INOCENTES - Installation at the Monumento a la Revolución (Monument of the Revolution)
Head of a Child 14, oil and acrylic on canvas, 300 x 420 cm
The combined efforts of the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, the Government of the Federal District through its Secretariat of Urban Development and Housing, the Hilario Galguera Gallery, the Monumento a la Revolución Mexicana, Galería Cimentación, and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes—through the Museo Nacional de San Carlos—have today made curator Susan Crowley’s vision of this exhibition, uniting thirty-six colossal pieces and fourteen photographs by artist Gottfried Helnwein, a reality. The curator’s enthusiasm and commitment to a dream she had harbored since 1988, when she first came across the artist’s huge faces of children in Cologne, Germany (Installation 'Ninth November Night'), and decided to bring them to Mexico and present them to the public, has finally come to fruition after twenty-four years.
- Carmen Gaitán Rojo, Director Museo Nacional de San Carlos
12pm - opening at Galería Hilario Galguera
6pm - opening at the Monumento a la Revolución (Monument to the Revolution)
8pm - opening at the Museo Nacional de San Carlos
Galería Hilario Galguera is proud to present Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein’s exhibit Song of the Aurora, opening on October 17th, 2012 at 12:00 hrs.
Helnwein generates provocative works that speak about childhood, innocence, destruction, trauma and the human condition. The Song of the Aurora exhibition contains pieces of some of his most emblematic series: The Murmur of the Innocents, Annunciation, and The Child Dreams.
Simultaneously to the exhibition at the Hilario Galguera gallery, Helnwein will show a retrospective spanning four decades of production in the National Museum of San Carlos in Mexico City. There will also be a public installation of monumental photographic works at Plaza de la República, as well as a show of small formats in Paseo Cimentación, a gallery located in the Monumento a la Revolución foundations (Floor -1). This marks the start of a series of cultural activities entitled REvoluciónArte inside this iconic building. Both exhibits are the result of Susan Crowley’s curatorial initiative.
The Song of the Aurora exhibition will remain open from October 18 to January 5, 2013. From Monday through Friday from 10:30 to 17:30 hrs. Saturdays open only with previous appointment.
Santos Inocentos, photograph, detail of the Installation at the Monumento a la Revolución, Mexico City