América Latina 1960-2013: Photographs
Olivier Compagnon and Luis Camnitzer
From 19 November 2013 to 6 April 2014, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain will be showing America Latina 1960-2013, organized in collaboration with the Amparo Museum in Puebla (Mexico). The exhibition offers a new perspective on Latin American photography from 1960 to today, focusing on the relationship between text and the photographic image. Bringing together more than seventy artists from eleven different countries, it shows the great diversity of photographic practices by presenting the work of documentary photographers as well as that of contemporary artists who appropriate the medium in different ways. This catalogue of the exhibition offers a vast panorama of the artistic production of the last fifty years. Including over 400 black-and-white and color reproductions, it explores the wealth of photographic work while shedding light on the historical and artistic context that spawned it. In addition to scholarly texts and artist bios, descriptions of works and a detailed timeline provide a deeper understanding of the visual languages specific to the continent. Chronicling the vital legacy of Latin American artists, the book shows the scope of their influence beyond their cultural and geographical territory.