Patricia Lagarde & Luis Palacios Kaim
October 9th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street (at Jones Street)
Tickets available at the door 7:00 pm or online Suggested Donation: $10.00 general admission, $5.00 students with ID
Patricia Lagarde has displayed her work in galleries and museums around the world in both group and solo shows. In Mexico she has shown in spaces such as el Centro de la Imagen, el Museo de Arte Moderno, el Museo Carrillo Gil, el Museo de Historia Natural, el Museo Álvarez Bravo, la Galería Patricia Conde, la Galería Ema Molina, la Galería E. Romero, and CENART. Abroad some of the spaces she has shown her work include: Galería Ocurrance (Montreal, Canada), el Centro Cultural Lowicka (Warsaw, Poland), el Centro Cultural Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China) and CODEX International Book fair (San Francisco, USA).
Patricia Lagarde has published books and specialized magazines such as Luna Córnea, Artes de México, Casa del Tiempo, Alquimia, La Tempestad and Espacio.
In the United States, her photos and books are housed by collections at Stanford University Library, The J. Paul Getty Foundation, and The University of California at Berkeley. In Mexico, they form part of collections at Fundación Alumnos 47, Centro de Documentación MH, Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, and el Centro Universitario UAQ of Querétaro.
She has given courses and workshops in Oaxaca at both the Museo Álvarez Bravo and at the Centro de Artes de San Agustín; in San Luis Potosí at the Centro de Artes; in Guadalajara at ITESO and in Mexico City at the Museo de Arte Moderno, at the Centro de Cultural Digital, at the Academia de San Carlos and at “La Esmeralda”, among others.
Luis Palacios Kaim
Luis Palacios Kaim was born in 1946 in Mexico City where he now resides. He received his degree in philosophy and sociology from the Universidad Iberoamericana and has gone on to teach courses there as well as at the Universidad Anáhuac, the Claustro de Sor Juana, the Esmeralda, the Casa Refugio Citlatépetl, the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, the Universidad Veracruzana and the Soumaya Museum.
Palacios work touches on minimalism through the economy of media, the exaltation of materials and the incorporation of the void around his art. He seeks to reconcile primal myths with contemporary philosophical and scientific thought, while harmonizing archetypal symbols with the most recent vanguard movements.
He complimented his studies with courses at UNAM’s National School of Architecture as well as by taking doctorate courses in sociology, art history and literature, also at UNAM. He took masters level courses in sociology at University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Luis Palacios Kaim completed courses in techniques and materials of painting at La Esmeralda (under Luis Nishizahwa), drawing courses at UNAM (under José Luis Cuevas), a seminary on Culture and Modernity at the University of Cambridge (UK), art and mythology courses at CNA (under Hervé Pierre Lambert), art and sacred space at UNAM (under Sanjoy Mazumdar) and baroque art and neoclassicism at Museo Soumaya (under Heinrich Pfeiffer).