An Illustrated Lecture by Scholar in Residence Salvador Olguín, Featuring a Collection of Postmortem Photographs from Rural Mexico.
Date: Tuesday, October 7th
Admission: $8 ( Tickets Here )
Location: The Morbid Anatomy Museum; 424A Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Presented by Salvador Olguín, Morbid Anatomy “Death in Mexico” Scholar in Residence, co-sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.
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This illustrated lecture will present a series of postmortem photographs taken between the 1930’s and the 1950’s, when the tradition of celebrating a person’s departure with a last photo was very much alive in small towns and villages in Mexico. A brief journey through some of Mexico’s cultural and artistic ways of celebrating death will provide the frame and background for a better understanding of these images.
Salvador Olguín is October’s Morbid Anatomy Museum “Death in Mexico” scholar in residence. A writer and researcher born in Monterrey, Mexico, currently based in Brooklyn, he holds a MA in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU. He also leads the annual Morbid Anatomy Day of the Dead field trip. His work has been published in magazines and journals in Mexico, the US and Spain. He has worked extensively with cultural artifacts connected to the representation of Death, and has developed critical studies on post-humanism and the relation between literature and photography. In 2010 he received the Carmen Alardin Poetry Award granted by Mexico’s National Council for Culture and the Arts for his book La Carabela Portuguesa. Olguin is the founder and director of Borderline Projects.