The Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presents América Latina 1960-2013, coproduced with the Museo Amparo in Puebla (Mexico).
The exhibition will offer a new perspective on Latin American photography from 1960 to today, focusing on the relationship between text and the photographic image. Bringing together seventy-two artists from eleven different countries, it reveals the great diversity of photographic practices of artists who appropriate the medium in different ways.
This unique presentation will provide the visitor with the opportunity to delve into the history of the continent andto rediscover the works of major artists rarely exhibited in Europe.
Over centuries, Latin America has fascinated observers as much as it has mystified them; there is a sense of the exotic that derives perhaps from it having once been perceived as a“new world”. Today, while contemporary Latin American culture has received much attention, the historical circumstances surrounding its production are often less widely explored.
The exhibition willcover the period from 1960 -the year following the Cuban revolution-to today. In many Latin American countries, this period has been marked by political and economic instability, and has seen a succession of revolutionary movements and repressive military regimes, the emergence of guerilla movements as well as transitions toward democracy.
By exploring the interaction between text and image in the art of Latin America over the course of the last fifty years, the exhibition provides a vivid look into this tumultuous period of history through the eyes of the artists.
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