Photographs of Eniac Martínez

By Adriana Tapia Parrilla

MuV is a space open to the creative manifestation. We seek to be a hand extended to the rapprochement between artists and collectors, architects, designers and in general with people who are approaching art with curiosity, sensitivity, and pleasure. We want to be a place of encounter and debate, solidarity and creativity.

Fri, Oct 24, 7pm (English)
Sat, Oct 25, 11:30am (English,) 7pm (Spanish)
Sun, Oct 26, 11:30am (English)
Prolongación de Alcocer 32 (next to SAPASMA)
Valle del Maíz, 152-2425, 415-100-6243

MuV arte is pleased to present the exhibition of Eniac Martínez, “Camino Real de Tierra Adentro” in San Miguel de Allende from September 20 to November 30.

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro or Camino de la Plata runs along 2,600 kms. from the city of Mexico to the city of Santa Fe in New Mexico, US. Its magnitude and the development that devolved around it made it the longest and most important road in North America in the years immediately following the arrival of the Spaniards on the continent. Although its origin is intimately associated with the transport of goods and mining products, mainly silver, it also led to cultural, social and religious exchanges between the center and the north of Mexico and what today is part of the southern United States; between the Hispanic and Amerindian cultures.

In the year 2010 the road was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a declaration that includes five sites already inscribed on the World Heritage list (including the historical areas of the cities of Queretaro, Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende and the sanctuary of Atotonilco) and 55 more located elsewhere over 1,400 of the 2,600 km. that constitute the route.

Eniac Martínez explores with his black and white panoramic photography what he calls “intangible heritage – the people, that which surveys through the centuries, which defies time and is reflected in each region’s inhabitants.” This exploration is what gives aesthetic and thematic unity to the exhibition.

Martínez, a Mexican photographer, began his artistic training at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, and continued at the National School of plastic arts of the UNAM and at the International Center of Photography in New York. He has won a lot of prizes and awards; among them, second place in the Eighth Contest of Anthropological Photography, an award at the Fifth Biennial of Photography from the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico, a scholarship for the Golden Light Awards from the Maine Photographic Workshops in the United States, and a Fulbright Scholarship.

He has had more than 60 individual exhibitions in Mexico, United States, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Spain, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, England and more than 50 collective exhibitions. His work is in various notable collections, such as the Centro de la Imagen, South Western Writers collection, California Museum of Photography, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Guandong Museum of Art. He is the author of the books Mixtecos, Litorales, Abel, Babel and Camino Real de Tierra Adentro.

Taking into account that we will have the presence of the artist in San Miguel, we extend a cordial invitation to the guided tours that will take place at 7pm on October 24 in English, at 11:30am on October 25 in English and at 7pm in Spanish, and at 11:30am on Sunday, October 26, in English.

Prolongación de Alcocer 32 (next to SAPASMA,) Valle del Maíz,, 152-2425, 415-100-6243.


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