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Photography in Argentina, 1850-2010: Contradiction and Continuity

  • The Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA, 90049 United States (map)

Join us for a walkthrough of Photography in Argentina, 1850 - 2010, Contradiction and Continuity with Idurre Alonso, Associate Curator of Latin American Art at the Getty Research Institute and Arpad Kovacs, Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Getty Museum.

This event is limited to 30 members. Parking and arrival information will be sent separately. Plan to arrive no later than 10:40am.

From its independence in 1810 until the economic crisis of 2001, Argentina was perceived as a modern country with a powerful economic system, a strong middle class, a large European-immigrant population, and an almost nonexistent indigenous culture. This perception differs greatly from the way that other Latin American countries have been viewed, and underlines the difference between Argentina’s colonial and postcolonial process and those of 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.

Photograph credit: Natalia Ariñez, 23 Years Old, Architecture Student, Julio Pantoja, 1999.

Earlier Event: December 3
Judy Dater: Only Human
Later Event: January 6
Visit to Las Fotos Project Gallery