exponents of contemporary Latin American photography



For immediate release

August 2020 





















re|space gallery will be presenting the collection South.Southwest in an exhibition of the same name from 9th October 2020 until 9th December 2020. The opening will take place on Friday, 9th October from 7 pm at re|space gallery in Mommsenstraße 71, 10629 Berlin.


The collection of photographs devised by the artists collectively, positions itself as a visual manifesto of the Latin-American perspective on life. These previously unseen works are first revealed to the public in Berlin’s re|space gallery.


The exhibition comprises works by the artists Sebastian Liste, Christina de Middel, Álvaro Ybarra Zavala, Laura Leon, Jesús Rocandio, Adriana Zehbrauskas, Stephen Ferry, Tomas Munita and Emilia Brandao. The photographers are under the patronage of Leica Iberia, have worked extensively with world-renowned photography agencies such as Magnum and Getty Images, are represented in established fine-art collections such as the New York Metropolitan Museum and have been published in major international publications such as Time Magazine.


The South.Southwest collection exhibited at re|space gallery marks a ground-breaking new format for selling and collecting fine art photography. Backed by Leica Iberia, the photographers work as a collective to establish a new canon of Latin American photography. Significantly, the works for sale come with a four-part identification certifying the authenticity through Leica, the photographer, the gallery and the buyer. Each print is unique, thus the buyer becomes the sole proprietor of the work and their patronage marks their place in the legacy of Latin American photography. This is an unmissable opportunity for collectors of fine art photography to enhance their collection with works of unquestionable provenance.


The works of the collection, take form as a testament to Latin-America’s cultural wealth. Portraying the landscapes, people and animals, they provide a sentimental and intimate portrayal of the everyday, tradition and the extraordinary. Atmospheric works of domestic situations such as by Stephen Ferry complement narrative and cinematographic scenes such as by Cristina de Middel. Furthermore, the collection evokes a strong tie between the Latin American people and nature. Drawing on tropes from folklore and popular culture, the works explore a mindset unique to Latin America. As an exhibition, the works encompass the viewer in the writing of Latin American history. 



Curators: Irakli Megre, Isabelle Thul


Press contact:

Isabelle Thul +49 151 12225471

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