Photography in Argentina, 1850–2010: Contradiction and Continuity

September 16, 2017 to January 28, 2018
Photography in Argentina, 1850–2010: Contradiction and Continuity
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles - 90049 CA
From its independence in 1810 until the economic crisis of 2001, Argentina has been perceived as a modern country with a powerful economic system, a massive European immigrant population, an especially strong middle class, and an almost nonexistent indigenous culture. This idea of a homogenous and progressive society underlines the difference between Argentina and its neighbors. Comprising three hundred works by sixty artists, this exhibition examines crucial periods and aesthetic movements in which photography had a critical role, producing—and, at times, dismantling—national constructions, utopian visions, and avant-garde artistic trends. Curated by Judith Keller, Idurre Alonso and Fabian Leyva-Barragan.
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