The sublime photographs of Graciela Iturbide exhibited at the Fondation Cartier | Exhibition

The sublime photographs of Graciela Iturbide exhibited at the Fondation Cartier |  Exhibition

For Garciela Iturbide, images is instinct, goals. This Mexican photographer has been documenting the fact of her nation, Mexico, for greater than 50 years. For its first look in France, the Cartier Basis is bringing collectively greater than 200 photos, from essentially the most iconic works to the newest images, in addition to a coloration sequence created particularly for the exhibition. And it is extremely stunning.

Greater than an exhibition, a portrait

The exhibition Heliotropo 37 borrows its title from the road the place Graciela Iturbide’s studio is positioned, within the Coyoacán district of Mexico Metropolis. The brick constructing was designed in 2016 by her son, the architect Mauricio Rocha, on the request of the photographer. Could not be extra intimate. At 27, after seven years of marriage and three youngsters, she started learning cinema. It was then that Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002), his instructor and above all of the “father” of Mexican images, inspired him, in the course of the mourning of his 6-year-old daughter, to modify to images, a extra solitary and tailored to his intimate method to topics. Whether it is at this time well-known for his portraits of Seris Indians from the Sonoran Desert or these of the ladies of Juchitán, Graciela Iturbide has additionally all the time paid virtually religious consideration to landscapes and objects. She thus wonders about the way in which by which indigenous tradition can proceed to outlive in Western tradition. That is the place his most well-known portrait comes from: a proud iguana vendor carrying the reptiles on her headwhich has develop into the image of female, free and unbiased images.

Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas, Juchitán, Oaxaca, 1979, Graciela Iturbide

For the Cartier Basis, Garciela Iturbide learns coloration images

Black and white doesn’t depart this artist. Greater than her identification, it’s due to him that she sheds mild on the shadows of human existence. In 2021, on the initiative of the Cartier Basis, Graciela Iturbide travels to Tecali, a village close to Puebla in Mexico the place alabaster and onyx are extracted and lower. A rarity in her profession, she then deserted black and white to {photograph} in coloration the pink or white stones being polished. The result’s unforgettable. The stones stand out towards the blue sky. Along with her low-angle photographs, Graciela Iturbide rejoice the facility of nature. Marbles and cracks make his pictures distinctive, like every bit of alabaster. They’re not easy stones, she transforms them into totems.

© Piedras, Tecali, Puebla, Mexico, 2021, Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide, Heliotropo 37
Cartier Basis for Modern Artwork
261 boulevard Raspail – 14th
From February 12 to Might 29, 2022
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