RAUSCHENBERG: A Gift in Your Pocket From the Collections of Friends in Honor of Bradley Jeffries

Curators’ Talk with Eric Baden, David Miranda, and Diana Stoll, with special guests, visiting artists Lake Verea (Francisca Rivero-Lake Cortina and Carla Verea Hernández)
Saturday, June 3, 2023 – 11am
@ Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center {120 College Street, Asheville, NC}
Free | Open to all

Program in conjunction with Black Mountain College and Mexico (June 2 – September 9, 2023)

Image: Abraham Cruzvillegas, Blind self-portrait listening to the beetles while scratching a notched stick so to invoke the universal magic of the power of destruction, 2013. Fischer/Shull Collection, Asheville, NC.

BMC/MX’s Project Director Eric Baden is a photographer and from 1994 to 2022 was professor of photography at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. He is the founding director of photo+, a multidisciplinary arts event held in Asheville, North Carolina.

 Artist and educator David Miranda is curator at the Museo Experimental El Eco (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM), and teaches at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City.

Diana Stoll is an editor, writer and curator who works with institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has served as an editor at Aperture and Artforum magazines, and contributes writings to prominent arts publications.

Comprised of Francisca Rivero-Lake Cortina (Mexico City, 1973) and Carla Verea Hernández (Mexico City, 1978), Lake Verea has worked as a duo since 2005. Their artistic practice focuses on experimenting with an expanded idea of the image and photography through other mediums including installation, textiles, performance and video. In 2021 they published “Anni y Josef Albers. Lake Verea” with the German publisher Hatze Cantz. Memory, portraiture, modern architecture and the exploration of 20th century artists’ archives are their principle research interests. 

Recently their work has been presented at Museo Amparo, Museo Jumex, Museo Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Vitra Design Museum, and the 16ª Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia. Their work forms part of the collections of Museo Amparo, Museo Jumex and Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, Petitgas in the U.K., and the Barragan Foundation in Germany among others.


Compuesto por Francisca Rivero-Lake Cortina (Ciudad de México, 1973) y Carla Verea Hernández (Ciudad de México, 1978), trabajan como dúo desde 2005. Su práctica artística se enfoca en la experimentación en torno a la idea expandida de la imagen y la fotografía hacia otros medios como instalación, textil, performance y video. En 2021 publicaron “Anni y Josef Albers. Lake Verea” con la editorial alemana Hatze Cantz. La memoria, el retrato, la arquitectura moderna y la exploración de archivos de artistas del siglo XX son sus principales temas de investigación.

 Recientemente su trabajo se ha presentado en Museo Amparo, Museo Jumex, Museo Palacio de Bellas Artes en Ciudad de México, Vitra Design Museum y la 16ª Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia. Su obra forma parte de las colecciones de Museo Amparo, Museo Jumex y Museo Tamayo en Ciudad de México, Petitgas en Inglaterra, Barragan Foundation en Alemania entre otras.