Urbes Mutantes - ExhibitionMuseo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogota, Colombia
Urbes Mutantes - Catalogue
URBES MUTANTES 1944-2013. ICP, New York, USA & Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogota, Colombia
Colección Leticia y Stanislas Poniatowski
Curated by Alexis Fabry & María Wills Event: Urbes Mutantes Places: ICP (International Center of Photography), New York, USA & Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogota, Colombia Date New York: May 16th – September 7th 2014 Date Bogota: February 27th – May 27th 2013 Exhibition design: Olivier Andreotti (Toluca Studio)
Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013 is a major survey of photographic movements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Taking the « mutant, » morphing, and occasionally chaotic Latin American city as its focus, the exhibition draws particularly on street photography’s depictions of the city during decades of political and social upheaval. It is divided into sections that explore public space as a platform for protest, popular street culture, the public face of poverty, and other characteristics of the city as described in photographs. Dispensing with arbitrary distinctions between genres of photography—art photography, photojournalism, documentary—Urbes Mutantes points to the depth and richness of the extensive photographic history of the region.
Drawn from the collection of Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski, the exhibition was first shown at the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República in Bogota in 2013. It was co-curated by Alexis Fabry and María Wills, and is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue published by Toluca Editions.
RM + Toluca Éditions
534 pages – 24 x 30 cm
Bilingual edition : Spanish and English
ISBN RMV: 978-84-15118-52-7