MEXICO CITY.- The Museo Universitario del Chopo presents at the Biblioteca de Mexico (Library of Mexico) the exhibition titled Madrid Mirada (Madrid Seen), on view through September 19, 2008. This photographic exhibition presents fourteen Latin American artists with their particular vision of the capital of Spain, showing the different possibilities that the photographic media provides to art.
The artists participating in the exhibition are Alexander Apóstol (Venezuela), Jaime Ávila Ferrer (Colombia), Sandra Boulanger (Bolivia), Maya Goded (Mexico), Luis González Palma (Guatemala), Jonathan Harker (Panama), José Manuel Fors (Cuba), Priscilla Monge (Costa Rica), Eustaquio Neves (Brazil), Tomás Ochoa (Ecuador), Luis Paredes (El Salvador), Graciela Sacco (Argentina), Milagros de la Torre (Peru) and Pablo Zuleta Zahr (Chile).
The curators of the exhibition are Manuel Sendón and Xosé Luis Suárez. They explain that the project was not conceived as a graphic report of the city but to try to convert it into a workplace for artists who decided with total freedom the works they created.
The works include individual photographs, photographic objects, photographs that interact with their own shadows, stereoscopic images, videos, sound recordings, and many of them include digital technology to give the image a new meaning.
The exhibition invites to reflect on the reality of the Spanish city as the works deal with social, cultural, economic, and political aspects. The curators stated, Even though the goal of the project is not to describe the city, important aspects such as the weight of history or the existence of insignificant places capable of generating states of mind and feelings that later become decisive for the memory."