A new exhibition at the Fondation Cartier, a cultural space dedicated to contemporary art, will honor Latin American photography over the past 50 years. From November 19, 2013 until April 6, 2014, the exhibit 'América Latina 1960 - 2013' will reveal over 70 photographers hailing from 11 different countries in Latin America.
Through photographs that have not often been seen in Europe, the exhibition will take the spectator on a journey to this region, exploring both the present and the past. By presenting a diverse set of artists, the Fondation Cartier hopes to highlight the myriad of ways in which a common culture and history can nonetheless be expressed.
Some photographs illustrate economic and political uncertainty while others betray the stirrings of revolution and the oppressiveness of military regimes. Still others explore notions of contemporary Latin American, which may contrast with the preconceived notions held by observers. Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens can see all of these depictions at the Fondation Cartier in the 14th district of Paris.
The Fondation Cartier was established in 1984 at the initiative of Cartier's president. The foundation's goal is to provide a place for contemporary artists and the public to meet for interactive dialogues. Often, the Fondation Cartier will organize exhibits that encompass a multitude of mediums, including visual art, photography, video and performance art. As a result, it has become a Parisian institution for all things creative.
'América Latina 1960 - 2013' has been organized in partnership with the Amparo Museum in the Mexican city of Puebla. At the crossroads of documentary photography and artistic expression, the exhibit invites spectators into a world that they may never have seen before.