Edition 2017

Nîmes, Carré d'Art

Beatriz González & José Alejandro Restrepo

Facing up

The exhibition presents two Colombian artists who use images collected from the press or television to create works that directly confront their political and social realities. Beatriz González is among the artists who founded contemporary art in Colombia. Early on, she began producing paintings which had their origin directly in the media, creating a dialogue between popular culture and formal research. José Alejandro Restrepo began with screen printing, then video, which brought him to the association of the image and experimental sound art and music. His interests are in history, but also in the relationship between disciplines such as anthropology, economy and politics.

Exhibition curator: Carolina Ponce de Léon, as part of the 2017 France-Colombia Year.
See the extension of the “Latina!“ section’s exhibitions.
Exhibition accessible on presentation of the Rencontres d’Arles 2017 pass.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Pernot Ricard
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture