Exhibition General Opening and Panel Discussion: January 24, 7–9 p.m. Free admission.
Organized by independent curator Alexis Fabry and Visual Arts Program Director Gabriela Rangel
On view: January 25–April 1, 2017
Facundo de Zuviría: Siesta Argentina and other modest observations is structured around the extraordinary photo-essay Siesta Argentina by Facundo de Zuviría (b. 1954). Comprising 36 black and white prints of closed storefronts in Buenos Aires, the series was triggered by the “corralito crisis”—the deep economic and social downturn that shook Argentina in 2001. As the photographer wandered through the streets of the Argentine capital, he delved into the complexities of an urban reality where modernity collides with the unintended and anachronistic beauty of a world on the verge of disappearance. In addition to Siesta Argentina, the exhibition includes photographic prints in color and black and white that retrace de Zuviría’s creative journeys, chronicling the vernacular architecture, design, and urban landscape of the photographer’s native Buenos Aires.
Image: Facundo de Zuviría. Gaucho Pop, Montserrat, c. 1984. Gelatin Silver print; vintage copy. Courtesy of the artist.
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The exhibition Facundo de Zuviría: Siesta Argentina and other modest observations is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the generous support of Genomma Lab Internacional, the Neuss Fund, Erica Roberts, Isabella Hutchinson, the Sistema Federal de Medios y Contenidos Públicos de la Nación Argentina, the Consulado General y Centro de Promoción de la República Argentina en Nueva York, and anonymous donors.