«The (Invisible) Art of Documenting Art»

Book Launch 18/05/2019 - 19:00

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.