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Current Exhibition

  • Barbara Brändli, Untitled, from the series Nervous System (Sin título, de la serie Sistema nervioso), Caracas, 1973–75. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Barbara Brändli.
  • Yolanda Andrade, The boy and the inferno (El niño y el infierno), Mexico City, 1985. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Yolanda Andrade.
  • Fernell Franco, Untitled, from the series Prostitutes (Sin título, de la serie Prostitutas), Colombia, ca. 1970. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Fernell Franco.
  • Paolo Gasparini, This sky we see here (Acá este cielo que vemos), São Paulo, Brazil, 1972. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Paolo Gasparini.
  • Alberto Korda, El Quixote of the Lamppost (El Quijote de la Farola), Cuba, 1959. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Alberto Korda.
  • Toni Kuhn, Taking a stroll (Dando la vuelta), Havana, Cuba, 1988. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Toni Kuhn.
  • Nacho López, Teachers’ Strike (Huelga de maestros), Mexico City, 1957. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Nacho López.
  • Sameer Makarius, Untitled (Sin título), Buenos Aires, ca. 1960. Collection Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski. © Sameer Makarius.

Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013 is a major survey of photographic movements in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela. Taking the "mutant," morphing, and occasionally chaotic Latin American city as its focus, the exhibition draws particularly on street photography's depictions of the city during decades of political and social upheaval. It is divided into sections that explore public space as a platform for protest, popular street culture, the public face of poverty, and other characteristics of the city as described in photographs. Dispensing with arbitrary distinctions between genres of photography—art photography, photojournalism, documentary—Urbes Mutantes points to the depth and richness of the extensive photographic history of the region.

Drawn from the collection of Leticia and Stanislas Poniatowski, the exhibition was first shown at the Museo de Arte del Banco de la República in Bogota in 2013. It was co-curated by Alexis Fabry and María Wills, and is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue published by Toluca Editions.

Carlos Altamirano
Francis Alÿs
Yolanda Andrade
Alexander Apostol
Ever Astudillo
Gertjan Bartelsman
Luz María Bedoya
Lázaro Blanco
Enrique Bostelmann
Alfredo Boulton
Barbara Brändli
Marcelo Brodsky
Ivan Cañas
Bill Caro
Armando Cristeto
Marco Antonio Cruz
Geraldo de Barros
Milagros de la Torre
Facundo de Zuviría
Carlos Domínguez
El Grupo
Enrique Bostelmann
Paz Errázuriz
Roberto Fantozzi
Thomaz Farkas
León Ferrari
José A. Figueroa
Roberto Fontana
Fernell Franco
Flavia Gandolfo
Héctor García
Paolo Gasparini
Eduardo Gil

Maya Goded
Daniel González
Lourdes Grobet
Pablo Hare
Álvaro Hoppe
Helen Hughes
Graciela Iturbide
Ricardo Jiménez
Alberto Korda
Toni Kuhn
Sergio Larrain
Adriana Lestido
Eduardo Longoni
Nacho López
Héctor López
Marcos López
Rosario López
Pablo López Luz
German Lorca
Jorge Macchi
Sameer Makarius
Agustín Martínez Castro
Los Hermanos Mayo
Enrique Metinides
Pedro Meyer
Cristián Montecino
Marcelo Montecino
Rodrigo Moya
Al Mundy
Saúl Orduz
Gabriel Orozco
Pablo Ortiz Monasterio

Daniel Pajuelo
Adolfo Patiño
Claudio Pérez
Claudio Perna
María Cecilia Piazza
Óscar Pintor
Jaime Rázuri
Antonio Reynoso
Miguel Rio Branco
Victor Robledo
Herbert Rodríguez
Miguel Ángel Rojas
Leon Ruiz
Jesús Ruiz Durand
Armando Salas Portugal
Armando Salgado
Herman Schwarz
Vladimir Sersa
TAFOS
Susana Torres
Nicolas Torres
Juan Travnik
Sergio Trujillo
Mauricio Valenzuela
Jorge Vall
José Luís Venegas
Yvonne Venegas
Leonora Vicuña
Eduardo Villanes
Jaime Villaseca
José Yalenti
Guillermo Zamora

Exhibition Catalogue

This exhibition is supported by Quilvest, the ICP Exhibitions Committee, Artworkers Retirement Society, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Urbes Mutantes: Latin American Photography 1944–2013

MAY 16–SEPTEMBER 7, 2014

"Purely, it seems, by chance, a record number of institutions have recently opened significant shows of work from South America and the Caribbean. The International Center of Photography, as usual [is] one step ahead of the curve..."
The New York Times