Mexico through the lens of Szalay
'Mexico in the World Heritage' – a collection of stunning photographs showcasing the architecture, art, and culture of the country – are on display at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, until September 14.
Organised by The Embassy of Mexico in India, the collection has images captured by Mexican photographer Adalberto Ríos Szalay in which he highlights the sites and practices of the country that have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Mexico is ranked in 7th place by UNESCO for its cultural and natural sites that are of remarkable value to humanity. In Mexico, there are 35 sites included in the list as of 2018: 27 cultural sites, 6 natural sites, and 2 mixed sites. Additionally, Mexico has 9 listed intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
This exhibition aims to initiate creative dialogues between Mexico and India and explore the opportunities of knowledge exchange on restoration, conservation, and promotion of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mexico, as India, is one of the finest examples of the complexity of these processes and of the gradual formation and transformation of the idea of cultural heritage.
The exhibition is open from 11 am to 7 pm every day. (Except Monday)