Pulsions urbaines 1962-2017 : L'Amérique Latine en mouvement
coordenação editorial Alexis Fabry e Doriana Capenti ; editores Olivier Andreotti e Alexis Fabris
The project Urban Impulses 1962-2017 is a visual essay about a city which finds sense in its own movement. The exhibition covers half a century of Latin American photography, and several hundred images chosen from the Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski collection. (...)
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.
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Edição publicada por ocasião da exposição realizada no festival Les Rencontres de la Photographie, em Arles (França), em 2017.