9. October - 9. December 2020
Exhibition opening 9. October from 7pm
Exponents of contemporary Latin American photography
The works from the South.Southwest collection exhibited at re|space gallery in Berlin are a curated visual insight into Latin American identity. The visual palette is as diverse as the Latin American people, portraying culture, nature, folklore and the everyday. This fine art photography collection has been compiled by the artists Sebastián Liste, Christina de Middel, Álvaro Ybarra Zavala, Laura León, Jesús Rocandio, Adriana Zehbrauskas, Stephen Ferry, Tomás Munita and Emilia Brandão to showcase the strength of contemporary Latin American photography. The photographers are under the patronage of Leica Iberia, have worked extensively with world-renowned photography agencies such as Magnum and Getty Images, are represented in established fine-art collections such as the New York Metropolitan Museum and have been published in major international publications such as Time Magazine.
Though partially stemming from documentary photography projects, the works within this collection have been chosen for their distinct artistic value. What distinguishes this collection from documentary photography is the artistic approach. It is not only the subject of the photographs that begs for a fine art context, but likewise the style and composition. The large scale of many of the works, mounted and framed demand the attention of the viewer much like a history painting. Similarly, the smaller diptychs reference modes of display common in national galleries. Each work contributes to the visual narrative that is the South.Southwest collection. Sometimes atmospheric, sometimes poetic, sometimes biographical the works document and celebrate a contemporary Latin American view on life.