Amparo Museum is exhibiting Latin America 1960-2013. Photos + Texts, a new perspective on Latin American photography. The display sheds light on the work of 71 artists from eleven countries of the region, with over 400 pieces, including photography, collage, photomontage, silk screen printing, offset, performance and video.
While the image faithfully captures reality, the text gives the possibility to enhance or modify the sense of the image. The formal experiments displayed in this exhibit tackle violence expressions in Latin America and, in some cases, they question the media censorship.
Latin America 1960-2013. Photos + Texts has been curated by Ángeles Alonso Espinosa, Hervé Chandes, Alexis Fabry, Isabelle Gaudefroy, Ilana Shamoom and Leanne Sacramone in collaboration with the Institut des Hautes Ètudes de l’Amérique Latine (IHEAL). The show is divided into four sections that establish a dialogue among artists from different times and origins: 1) Territories; 2) Cites; 3) Inform/Denounce; 4) Memory & Identity.
The exhibit was showcased in Paris at the Foundation Cartier, from November 19, 2013 to April 6, 2014 and it opened at the Amparo Museum on May 24. It is going to be opened through Monday September 26, 2014.