post-title South.Southwest | Exponents of Contemporary Latin American Photography | re|space gallery | 09.10.-09.12.2020

South.Southwest | Exponents of Contemporary Latin American Photography | re|space gallery | 09.10.-09.12.2020

South.Southwest | Exponents of Contemporary Latin American Photography | re|space gallery | 09.10.-09.12.2020

South.Southwest | Exponents of Contemporary Latin American Photography | re|space gallery | 09.10.-09.12.2020

until 09.12. | #2878ARTatBerlin | re|space gallery shows from 9. October 2020 the exhibition South.Southwest with exponents of contemporary Latin American photography by Sebastián Liste, Christina de Middel, Álvaro Ybarra Zavala, Laura León, Jesús Rocandio, Adriana Zehbrauskas, Stephen Ferry, Tomás Munita and Emilia Brandão.

The works from the South.Southwest collection exhibited at re|space gallery in Berlin are a curated visual insight into Latin American identity. The visual palette is as diverse as the Latin American people, portraying culture, nature, folklore and the everyday. This fine art photography collection has been compiled by the artists Sebastián Liste, Christina de Middel, Álvaro Ybarra Zavala, Laura León, Jesús Rocandio, Adriana Zehbrauskas, Stephen Ferry, Tomás Munita and Emilia Brandão to showcase the strength of contemporary Latin American photography. As photographers, the artists are under the patronage of Leica Iberia, have worked extensively with world-renowned photography agencies such as Magnum and Getty Images, are represented in established fine-art collections such as the New York Metropolitan Museum and have been published in major international publications such as Time Magazine.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy of re space gallery - Image South Southwest

Though partially stemming from documentary photography projects, the works within this collection have been chosen for their distinct artistic value. What distinguishes this collection from documentary photography is the artistic approach. It is not only the subject of the photographs that begs for a fine art context, but likewise the style and composition. The large scale of many of the works, mounted and framed demand the attention of the viewer much like a history painting. Similarly, the smaller diptychs reference modes of display common in national galleries. Each work contributes to the visual narrative that is the South.Southwest collection. Sometimes atmospheric, sometimes poetic, sometimes biographical the works document and celebrate a contemporary Latin American view on life.

What makes this photography collection so unique, is the fact that each of the works is a single-edition print with an unquestionable provenance. This is guaranteed by a four-part identification process involving the certification through Leica, the photographer, the gallery and the buyer. The buyer gains the exclusive rights to a work that will enhance any photography collection. Through their patronage, the collector becomes a key player in the conservation and future of the ever-growing South.Southwest collection.

ART at Berlin - Courtesy of respace gallery - Tomas Muita - Leica Iberica
Tomas Munita, El Sur, 126 x 91 cm, archival pigment print on cotton paper, courtesy of the artist & Leica Iberia

The exhibition is shown exclusively at re|space gallery in Berlin marks the inaugural showing of the collection world-wide. With the objective of bringing contemporary Latin American photography to a wider audience, the exhibition hosted in Berlin, home to people from about 190 nations, allows the works to be seen first-hand by art and photography enthusiasts from around the world. Not only does this widen the reach of the photography collection itself but also the cultural exchange between Latin America and the rest of the world. The works from the South.Southwest collection chosen for this exhibition share a deep connection to life in Latin America. While this is the first time the works of the South.Southwest collection are exhibited publically, the collection is ever-growing and thus each work becomes part of its legacy.

Opening: Friday, 9 October 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Exhibition dates: Friday, 9 October to Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Series of events: re|champagne @re|space gallery, every Friday, 3:00 – 7:00

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Bildunterschrift Titel: South.Southwest / Sur.Suroeste, Leica, re|space gallery, 2020

Exhibition South.Southwest – re|space gallery | Contemporary Art Berlin Zeitgenössische Kunst Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin

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