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Photography in Argentina, 1850–2010: Contradiction and Continuity

Start
September 16, 2017
End
January 28
Cost
Free

From its independence in 1810 until the economic crisis of 2001, Argentina has been perceived as a modern country with a powerful economic system, a massive European immigrant population, an especially strong middle class, and an almost nonexistent indigenous culture. This idea of a homogenous and progressive society underlines the difference between Argentina and its neighbors. Comprising three hundred works by sixty artists, this exhibition examines crucial periods and aesthetic movements in which photography had a critical role, producing—and, at times, dismantling—national constructions, utopian visions, and avant-garde artistic trends.

Tuesdays – Thursdays & Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 a.m

Sponsor: Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America

Photo caption: Untitled (#8), 1993. Graciela Sacco (Argentinian, born 1956), Heliograph print, 71.5 × 45.4 cm (28 1/8 × 17 7/8 in.)

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The Getty Center
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