> 2020 Projection Showcase

Symptom

LATIN AMERICA CONTEMPORARY  PHOTOGRAPHY

GUEST CURATORS:
Tania Bohórquez (Mexico) & Musuk Nolte (Peru)

Projection Screening + Q&A with Curators & Artists
Live on Facebook: 7.00pm (+7GMT) Sunday, 29 Nov 2020.

CURATORS’ NOTE

The artistic creation in Latin America is articulated as a geopolitically fragmented body, emancipated and with the sharpened symptom of resistance; an eroded and contracted body. Contemporary photographic production has questioned history, reformulating its own identity by finding a visual language in dialogue with the juncture and the urgent conditions of the region’s situation.

To this purpose, we decided to include projects that deal with their work as an eloquent practice to build divergent and committed narratives in the long term relationships, which are born in the desire, the public space, the autonomy, the encounter, the clash and the differentiation, the classes, the genres, the ethnicities, the cultural defects, the body, the symptom and the elusive drive in the way of seeing and existing.

At a time when collectivity and associativity is being the way to build from the plural the singular, we are interested in proposing a route that from chaos and multiplicity reveals the different surfaces that build the region. Where the constant questioning of the established determines the way in which the image manages to displace the dynamics of power.

Latin American photography is not an ideal, it is an effervescent space of resistance.

Tania Bohórquez
Musuk Nolte

 

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featured photographers / List at-a-glance

Juanita Escobar (Colombia) “Llano

Yael Martínez (México) “La casa que sangra

Mariceu Erthal (México) “Cartas para Gemma

Jorge Panchoaga (Colombia) “Dulce y salada

Max Cabello (Perú) “Chungui, o el viaje al sureste del olvido

Eric Allende (Chile) “Protestas

José Luis Cuevas (México) “La Resistencia de los cuerpos

Debora Elenter (Uruguay)  “Puerpera

Rueda Photos (Argentina) “Feminicidas (Azcona)”

Juan Brenner (Guatemala) “Tonatiuh

Nelson Morales (México) “Musas Muxe

Pablo Piovano (Argentina) “Mapuche

Curator Biographies

Born in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1987, Tania Bohórquez is a visual artist, active in photography, video and performance. She works along two lines: self-referential and documentary, with a focus on the human fragility in interpersonal relationships and collective structures (family and vulnerable groups) and her projects’ topics include violence, sexual abuse and incest.

With a background in political science, she studied at the Manuel Álvarez Bravo Photographic Center and Centro de la Imagen in México, completing a Master’s degree in Critic of Contemporary Art and Production of Visual Arts.

She is a tutor for the Clinics for Specialization in Contemporary Art in Oaxaca and was a tutor in the Program to Encourage Artistic Creation and Development (an award for artists granted by The Council of Arts of México). Part of her creative process involves the practice of community pedagogy avoiding the vertical structure of power.

 

Born in Mexico 1988, Musuk Nolte is a photographer and editor living in Perú. He holds a degree in Professional photography and a specialisation in contemporary photography at Centro de la Imagen in Perú. His work has a documentary and artistic approach to cultural and social issues in dialogue with other sources of understanding the human condition.

Nolte has been selected for the World Press Photo Master Class in Latam (2015) for the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund grant (2017). He has also received the Elliott Erwitt Havana Club 7 Fellowship and is a National Geographic Explorer (2019-2020) and Pulitzer Center Grantee (2020).

He has presented 15 solo exhibitions and been part of several group exhibitions in biennials and museums, and has published 6 books.

Since 2013, he is the director and editor of KWY Ediciones, an independent photography publisher house for Latin-American authors based in Lima Peru. He has also been a jury of the main photography and photobooks prizes in Latin America and has lead workshops and portfolio reviews.

Currently part of VIST Projects (Visual Story Telling Projects), Musuk is a member of the academic board in the specialisation in documentary photography at Centro de la imagen in Lima, Peru.

www.musuknolte.com www.kwyediciones.com

SHOWCASE: “Symptom”

Featured photographers

On the bodies’ resistance

On the bodies’ resistance

José Luis Cuevas (México)

Mapuche

Mapuche

Pablo Piovano (Argentina)

The House that Bleeds

The House that Bleeds

Yael Martínez (México)

Tonatiuh

Tonatiuh

Juan Brenner (Guatemala)

Llano

Llano

Juanita Escobar (Colombia)

Musas Muxe

Musas Muxe

Nelson Morales (Mexico)

Femicide

Femicide

Rueda Photos (Argentina)

Letters to Gemma

Letters to Gemma

Mariceu Erthal (México)

Dulce y salada

Dulce y salada

Jorge Panchoaga (Colombia)

Chungui: Journey to the Center of Oblivion

Chungui: Journey to the Center of Oblivion

Max Cabello (Perú)

Insurrection

Insurrection

Eric Allende (Chile)

Puerpera

Puerpera

Deborah Elenter (Uruguay)