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Argentinian Photography

An Argentina trail throughout de variety of Argentinian photography…

In 2010, the great visual artist León Ferrari is the Rencontres d’Arles’ guest of honour, where his work received its first French outing. The pretext for this retrospective is his subversive tweakings of photographs and postcards. Staged in the Chapelle Sainte-Anne by Argentinian curator Andrés Duprat, the exhibition consists of installations, drawings and sculptures that express the artist’s anti-clericalism and distrust of dictatorships. The Tapestries Room of the Cloître Saint-Trophime hosted moving shots by Argentinian Augusto Ferrari, father of León. These served to prepare for the painting of murals at San Miguel Church, Buenos Aires.

Contemporary Argentinian photography, poised between the difficult and painful rendering of recent history and the search for a ‘Latino’ identity, is represented here by five other artists in the Pavillon des Forges at the Parc des Ateliers: Leandro Berra, Marcos Adandia, Gabriel Valansi, Marcos López and Sebastiano Mauri; and also elsewhere with Oscar Bony and Augusto Ferrari (both The Film Photography Trail) and David Lamelas (The Rock Trail).