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John Mack and Susanne Steines, Co-Founders

Ambassador Arturo Sarukhán, Honorary Vice Chairman

Placido Domingo, SIVAM award presentation and speech

Ajay Banga, SIVAM award presentation and speech

President Bill Clinton

The book's creator and co-author, Susanne Steines, was unfortunately unable to attend The Charlie Rose Show due to a schedule conflict.

Steines was the driving force behind Revealing Mexico and has become known for the book's poignant essay titled "A Multidimensional World - Silent Knowledge and Colorful Reality in Mexico" and her published conversations with authors such as Michel Houellebecq and Carlos Fuentes, and cultural figures such as painter Leonora Carrington and business icon Carlos Slim.

We regret not having her on the show tonight.

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Revealing Mexico

Bicentennial Celebration Events

Events & Installation

October 25th - October 31st

Revealing Mexico Installation at Rockefeller Center Revealing Mexico Week Events at Rockefeller Center

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John Mack and Susanne Steines, Co-Founders

John Mack and Susanne Steines, Co-Founders of Event and Co-Authors of Revealing Mexico

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President Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton, Honorary Chairman

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Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga, Host Committee Chairman

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Ambassador Arturo Sarukhán, Honorary Vice Chairman

Ambassador Arturo Sarukhán, Honorary Vice Chairman

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Placido Domingo, SIVAM award presentation and speech

Placido Domingo, SIVAM award presentation and speech

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Press Release

New York, NY - October 13, 2010

Revealing Mexico Week Kicked-Off In Rockefeller Center® with Star-Studded Opening Gala, Today Show Segment, and Message From President Bill Clinton

(Left): Placido Domingo, wife Marta Ornelas, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan. (Center): Actress Edith Gonzalez. (Right): Governor David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Attendees at last night's Opening Gala include: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor David Paterson, Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan, Placido Domingo, Charlie Rose, Tania Libertad, Chef Martha Ortiz, Bostich and Fussible of Nortec Collective, Edith Gonzalez, Jerry Speyer, Photographer John C. Mack, Writer Susanne Steines and more.

To commemorate the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence and the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, Revealing Mexico Week will celebrate the culture and people of Mexico with a weeklong series of special events in the heart of New York City.

The Host Committee for Revealing Mexico Week includes President Bill Clinton (Honorary Chairman), Ajay Banga (Host Chairman), Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan (Honorary Vice Chairman) and Founding Members: Carlos Slim, Salma Hayek Pinault, Placido Domingo, New York Jets Quarterback Mark Sanchez, Photographer John C. Mack, Writer Susanne Steines, Charlie Rose and many more.

The fall of 2010 marks a historic period for Mexico, as the country commemorates both its bicentennial anniversary of independence from Spain and the centennial anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. Hosted by Tishman Speyer, and supported by the Embassy of Mexico and its Consulate General in New York, Revealing Mexico Week will give the people of New York City the opportunity to participate first-hand in the special celebration from October 25th through October 31st in Rockefeller Center.

Revealing Mexico Week will honor the traditions and people of Mexico, while also spotlighting the country’s unique contemporary culture through a weeklong series of events, including: a gala kick-off reception, a special photography installation and artist book signing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store, a highly anticipated culinary tasting with one of Mexico’s top chefs, and free concert performances ranging from classical to the cutting edge of modern Mexican music.

*  REVEALING MEXICO WEEK - Opening Night Gala: The VIP cocktail reception at Top of The Rock™ on the evening of October 25th will bring together many of New York and Mexico's leading celebrity, cultural, financial and political figures.

*  The Revealing Mexico Photography Exhibit will display twenty-four striking black & white images from photographer John Mack's and writer Susanne Steines' newly released book Revealing Mexico — from which the concept of the Rockefeller Center event was founded. The photographs will be on display from October 25 through October 31 in the world-renowned Channel Gardens. John Mack and Susanne Steines will also take part in a book signing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store at Rockefeller Center on October 27th from 5-7pm. As part of MasterCard's Priceless NYC program that is currently running, they will be rewarding a group of lucky cardholders on Oct 28 with a private tour of the exhibit hosted by John Mack. Consumers simply have to log on to facebook.com/mastercard to participate.

*  A taste of modern Mexican cuisine will take place at the Rock Center Café at 4pm on October 26th, as the country's top-rated chef Martha Ortiz (owner of Mexico City's hottest new restaurant, Dulce Patria) showcases her critically praised signature dishes. Mexican themed menu items and cocktails will also be integrated into the Rock Center Café's menu for the entire week.

*  Highlighting Mexico's long tradition of classical music, the young artists of Sociedad Internacional de Valores de Arte Mexicano (SIVAM) will host the first-ever Opera in the Rink with a performance on the evening of October 26th. SIVAM is a non-profit institution dedicated to music education for children and the promotion of the Fine Arts in Mexico.

*  Later that night of October 26th, fans of modern Mexican music will gather in Rockefeller Center from 7-10:30pm for a free concert by the Nortec Collective's Bostich + Fussible. Echoing the wide critical praise for the Grammy-nominated ensemble, NPR recently raved: "This is the sound for a new Mexico: The Tijuana-based Nortec Collective makes a soundtrack for a digital generation, with a mix of traditional norteno accordions, turntables, and electronica."

*  Meet-n-greet and autograph signing with Rafael Márquez, Captain of the Mexican National Soccer Team and star Red Bulls Player. 6-7pm on Tuesday, October 26 at LA Sports Club at 45 Rockefeller Plaza.

~ Additional Details and Events To Be Announced Shortly ~

REVEALING MEXICO WEEK is a production of The Argus Group and has been made possible by the generosity of culturally conscious partners including Presenting Sponsor MasterCard, and supporting sponsors such as Verizon, Banorte, Aeromexico, Cemex, SIVAM and Gutsa with the participation of the Mexico Tourism Board.

 

Revealing Mexico Week

Rockefeller Center®, New York — October 25 to October 31, 2010

Host Committee

President William Jefferson Clinton: Honorary Chairman
(Will Appear Via Video While Visiting Mexico)
Ajay Banga CEO, MasterCard Worldwide: Host Committee Chairman
Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico: Honorary Vice Chairman
John C. Mack: Revealing Mexico, Co-Founder
Susanne Steines: Revealing Mexico, Co-Founder
Maureen Reidy: Revealing Mexico Week, Executive Producer

Founding Members

  • Gabriel Abaroa
  • Ambassador Rubén Beltrán
  • Don Roberto González Barrera
  • Carlos Bremer
  • Bill Cella
  • Juan Diego Gutierrez Cortina
  • Placido Domingo
  • Peggy Dulany
  • Giselle Fernandez
  • Vartan Gregorian
  • Aggie Gund
  • Salma Hayek Pinault
  • Gerard J. Inzerillo
  • Ann Jordan
  • Vernon Jordan
  • Muhtar Kent
  • Maria Elena Lagomasino
  • Secretary Gloria Guevara Manzo
  • Violy McCausland
  • Honorable Georgette Mosbacher
  • Enrique Norten
  • Dr. Mehmet Oz
  • Bob Pittman
  • Lisa Quiroz
  • Rossana Rosado
  • Charlie Rose
  • Mark Sanchez
  • Ivan Seidenberg
  • Pepita Serrano
  • Elliott Slade
  • Carlos Slim
  • Daisy Soros
  • Jerry Speyer
  • George Steel
  • Eddie Trump
  • Paul A. Volcker
  • Lorenzo H. Zambrano

 

For more information on Revealing Mexico Week, please contact John Reilly at 212.445.8440 / jreilly@rogersandcowan.com or Nordhia Centeno at 212.445.8424 / ncenteno@rogersandcowan.com.

 

Photographer JOHN MACK was born in New York City. He served as production assistant in Antarctica on the IMAX film The Endurance: Shackelton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition. He began shooting photography soon after and is coauthor of Xibalbá: Lost Dreams of the Mexican Rainforest. Mack has lived and worked in Mexico since 2002 and is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery. www.robertmann.com & www.tifereth.com

Writer SUSANNE STEINES was born in Giessen, Germany, and is also a poet and painter. Her novel Corpus Callosum was published in January of 2010. Other writings have been published in Die Zeit, and she is coauthor of Xibalbá: Lost Dreams of the Mexican Rainforest. Steines has lived and worked in Mexico since 1994. www.susannesteines.com

The Argus Group, LLC is an organization dedicated to providing premier service in event and live television production, marketing, sponsorship sales, media, licensing and business advisory consulting. www.theargusgroupllc.com

 

Revealing Mexico Book Release

September, 2010

In 2010, Mexico observes two important anniversaries: the bicentennial of its independence from Spain and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution. These two milestones offer the country's 111 million citizens and 30 million Mexican Americans an unprecedented opportunity to rediscover and celebrate their shared heritage. Revealing Mexico by John Mack and Susanne Steines is an astonishing new photographic portrait and literary testimony of the country.

For a period of ten years, up-and-coming American photographer Mack and writer Steines crisscrossed Mexico, photographing its vibrant city and rural life, its stunning architecture, striking landscapes, and captivating people. With roughly 175 images representing all 31 states, from the canyons of Chihuahua to the Mayan ruins of Chiapas, from the indigenous communities of Oaxaca to the bustling port towns of the Yucatán, as well as the skyscrapers and thoroughfares of Mexico City, Revealing Mexico offers a poetic vista of Mexico's landscape today. What's more, the book also includes portraits of individuals from all walks of Mexican life, such as the writers Carlos Fuentes and Jorge Volpi; business icons such as Carlos Slim; the artists Leonora Carrington, Gustavo Pérez, and Betsabée Romero; academics Enrique Krauze, Denise Dresser, and Carlos Monsiváis; the actors Ignacio López Tarso and Edith González, as well as a fisherman, a cliff diver, a taco seller, a wrestler, and a mariachi—plus many others. Each portrait is accompanied by an interview in which the subject speaks about what it means to be Mexican.

Revealing Mexico is the book of the Mexican bicentennial. On a national level, it offers a new way for Mexicans to see their country. On an international level, it aims to reaffirm cultural relationships across borders, one people to another. It presents an honest window into the country's everyday life, offering a chance to set aside cultural stereotypes and say, once and for all, "This is the real Mexico."

Photographs by  John Mack

Essay and interviews by  Susanne Steines

Prologue by  Teresa Del Conde

Book: Revealing Mexico

Published September 2010

Revealing Mexico book cover, Photographs by John Mack, Essay and interviews by Susanne Steines

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In 2010, Mexico observes two important anniversaries: the bicentennial of its independence from Spain and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution.

September 16th: Independence Day, Día de Independencia

November 20th: Revolution Day, Día de la Revolución

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Restaurants

Iguana New York
240 W. 54th Street
NY, NY 10019
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Toloache
251 W. 50th Street
NY, NY 10019
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Yerba Buena East
23 Avenue A
NY, NY 10009
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NY, NY 10014
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368 Columbus Avenue
NY, NY 10024
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768 Amsterdam Avenue
NY, NY 10025
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Crema Restaurante
111 W. 17th Street
NY, NY 10011
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309 Court Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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La Palapa West Village
359 Sixth Avenue
NY, NY
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La Palapa East
77 St. Marks Place
NY, NY 10003
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Hecho en Dumbo
354 Bowery
NY, NY 10012
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Barrio
210 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Casa Vieja
6007 5th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11220
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El Aquila
137 E. 116th Street
NY, NY 10029
www.elaguilamex.com

Participating
Cultural Institutions

El Museo De Bario
1230 5th Avenue
NY, NY 10029
www.elmuseo.org

Clemente Soto
107 Suffolk Street #312
NY, NY 10002
www.csvcenter.com

Mano A Mano
126 St. Felix St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
www.manoamano.us

Mexican Cultural Institute of NY
27 E. 39th Street
NY, NY 10016
www.mciny.org

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