China: Latin-American Pavilion

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BRINGING LATIN-AMERICA TO CHINA

Alasdair Foster has been named as the Commissioner for the Latin-American Pavilion at the 2013 Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) in China. Extending over more than 600 square metres, the Pavilion will feature work from Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico and Venezuela.

The five curators selected by Alasdair Foster for the Pavilion are:

  • Gilma Suarez, Director of FotoMuseo: the National Museum of Photography of Colombia in Bogotá
  • Nelson Ramírez, Director of Fototeca de Cuba: National Gallery of Photography in Havana
  • Cristina Chavarría, Cultural Affairs Director at La Fototeca in Guatemala City
  • Patricia Mendoza, Executive Director of Zul Ediciones in Mexico City
  • Sandro Oramas, President of CENAF: the National Centre of Photography of Venezuela in Caracas

In all they will present the work of more than 20 contemporary photo artists, showcasing a dazzling range of ideas, styles and stories. Working within the theme of this year’s festival – photography and everyday life – the works in the Latin-American pavilion will draw on the nature and narratives of the region to explore ‘the extraordinary within the ordinary’.

PIP 2013 will run from 19–25 September, drawing audiences of some 200,000 in just seven days.

Further news on this project will be posted later.

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UPDATE: These exhibtions will tour on after PIP to the acclaimed Wuhan Museum in Central China. More…

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Images:
Upper sequence (left to right): © Arien Chang (Cuba); © Ana Werren (Guatemala); © Julisa Alvarez (Mexico)
Lower Sequence (left to right): © Nacho Lopez (Mexico); © Oh Yiste (Venezuela); © León Darío Peláez Sánchez (Colombia)
 

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One Response to “China: Latin-American Pavilion”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey…Big congratulations from Texas…
    Burt

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