Red Bull Illume finalist Miguel Angel López Virgen has been invited to join a prestigious exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art Mexico that opens on December 1, 2011 and runs for three months. The exhibition holds a skateboarding theme and is entitled "7 Capas" which refers to the seven layers of wood that make up a skateboard and represent the seven sections of the exhibition. López will be exhibiting six of his photographs, including his prize-winning photograph, ‘The Climax’, which placed first in the Red Bull Illume Sandisk Sequence category.
The Mexican photographer is thrilled about the exhibition, “Just thinking that I will exhibit my work at one of the most famous museums in my country makes me nervous!” says López. This unique event features all the prominent names in Mexican photography and López will be exhibiting alongside Alonso Leal, Joel Cortes, Miguel Fido and David Jaramillo.
“The exhibition is an outstanding tribute to the fascinating world of skateboarding and to the many artists who contribute to Mexican culture,” says López. “In Mexico it is still difficult for artists working in areas of extreme sports to showcase their work, but this exhibition proves anything is possible so I am very happy about this opportunity!”
The seven sections of the 7 Capas include: A historical look at Mexican skateboarding magazines from the 90’s; photography; documentaries and video; design; technology (which covers social networking, websites and blogs dedicated to skateboarding); urban architecture and skateparks; and an exploration of the essence of skateboarding.