Racial Profiling 2013 New York Launch
MEX and the CITY
and Carlos Alvarez Montero present
Racial Profiling at The Hole
-The unveiling of new portraits for the 2013 editorial series-
(NEW YORK, NY April 15, 2013) Mex and the City, an online community, is proud to present the 3rd round of our annual editorial series Racial Profiling featuring the work of Mexico City based photographer Carlos Alvarez Montero, at New York City gallery The Hole. Racial Profiling is a series of photographs and Q&A’s highlighting prominent, influential Mexican tastemakers and artists in New York City, Mexico City and Los Angeles. The title speaks to the heavy issue of the mixed race and the multicultural experience that makes up a contemporary Mexican identity.
On Friday April 19th Mex and the City celebrates the 2013 Racial Profiles with a panel discussion featuring our contributor Carlos Alvarez Montero and several personalities from our 2013 NYC Racial Profiling roster: IBM Scientist Pablo Meyer, Y Gallery Director Aldo Sanchez, Graphic Designer Ariel Roman, and Brittany Gallardo, a high school student who participated in M&TC's pilot program Movement Makers for the Essex Street Academy in the LES. The discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception, music, and video projections designed by our artist in residence MPeach and designer illustrator Varenka Ruiz.
312 Bowery, New York, NY
Friday, April 19, 2013
Exhibition and cocktail reception with bites by La Superior and musical performace by Nardiz & Giovanni of Sweet Electra
RSVP to: http://rpny2013.eventbrite.com
MEX and the CITY is an online community and creative agency created to promote the free thinking, enterprising, and artistic efforts of young creatives. Our mission is to inspire and celebrate the achievements of leaders in New York, Mexico City, and Los Angeles. M&TC www.mexnthecity.com
Carlos Alvarez Montero (b.1974) is a native of Mexico City. His work focuses on the relationship between appearance and the creation of identity. While completing his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, he developed projects such as the Harlem Shuffle, Covers (Adopt & Adapt) and Racial Profiling with Mex and the City. His work has been published in The Fader, Vice, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Harper’s Baazar Mexico, etc. with exhibitions in New York, Paris and Mexico. www.alvarezmontero.com
A special thanks to the Mexican Cultural Institute in New York for their ongoing support for Racial Profiling, The Hole, La Superior, Perrier and Preeti Sodhi for making this event possible.