Pulsions Urbaines 1962-2017. ARLES, LES RENCONTRES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE 2017
Colección Leticia y Stanislas Poniatowski
Curated by Alexis Fabry & María Wills
Event: Pulsions Urbaines 1962-2017: L’Amérique Latine en mouvement
Places: Arles, Les Rencontres de la Photographie 2017, Espace Van Gogh
Date Arles: July 3rd – September 24th 2017
Exhibition and catalogue design: Olivier Andreotti (Toluca Studio)
Alexis Fabry and María Wills
Catalogue:The works of more than 125 photographers and artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela express the contradictions of a region which, in its hybrid condition, finds itself torn between the pre-Hispanic world, the post-colonial experience, and the capitalist society that has implacably invaded the process of consolidation of its cities. The chapters are a series of imaginaries of urban transition, in which both rural and city people dream of the metropolis. “Cries” and “The Damned” are the most painful of all. “Open Nights,” “I Want to Be Me,” and “Local Color” express the Latino ethos, often stereotyped, of fiesta, disorder, vivid colors, and that ability to celebrate in the very midst of tragedy. Architecture, the concrete ruins, tells the story of the expansion of Latin American cities on their “Living walls”, in their “Urban geometries,” where modernism, kitsch, and the vernacular mix.
Drawn from the collection of Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski, the exhibition is shown at l’Espace Van Gogh in Arles during Les Rencontres de la Photographie 2017. It is co-curated by Alexis Fabry and María Wills, and is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue published by Toluca Editions.
Toluca Éditions + Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles
528 pages – 24 x 30 cm
Bilingual edition : French and English
Graphic design: Olivier Andreotti