Cristina Garrido presents the book “The (Invisible) Art of Documenting Art” with Enric Farrés in Mecànic next Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.
If the installation view of an exhibition exceeds by far the number of spectators that
visit a gallery or a museum, we could deduce that the work of the art photographer can
have more public than the artists whose work he or she portrays.
This artistic project puts the focus of attention – through the gesture of rotating the
camera – on the figure of the documentary photographer of contemporary art as a
fundamental mediator between the work of art and the viewer in the Digital Age. It
explores the relationship that it is established between the artist, his/ her work and the
photographer, who irremediably contributes with his/ her subjective vision of the art
object or exhibition.
The project investigates the paradoxical tension between the growing demand for their
images and the discreet recognition these professionals often have in the art system
through the conversations Cristina Garrido undertook with eight international art
photographers: Roberto Ruiz (Spain), Peter Cox (The Netherlands), Moritz Bernoully
(Germany), Carlos Díaz Corona (Mexico), PJ Rountree (United States), Erika Barahona
Ede (Spain), Ela Bilakowska (Italy) and Andrea Rossetti (Italy).
Her research resulted in a video piece and a book, which has been published with
Caniche Editorial, in which the complete conversations with each photographer are
featured, as well as a selection of each photographer ́s images.
For its presentation at Mecànic, artists Enric Farrés Duran and Cristina Garrido will
discuss the project in a conversation.