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Paz Errázuriz: Histoires inachevées

Paz Errázuriz: Histoires inachevées

Paz Errázuriz: Histoires inachevées

Maison de l’Amérique Latine – Sep 08 to Dec 20, 2023 Paris (France)


For her first personal exhibition in a Parisian institution, the great Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz, relatively little shown in France, presents no less than 120 prints from 15 series including three previously unpublished: Próceres (1983), Sepur Zarco (1996), Ñuble ( 2019) as well as the emblematic series La Manzana de Adán produced between 1982 and 1987.

Transvestites and prostitutes.

Paz Errázuriz observes people who live in separate, even parallel worlds: circus performers, wrestlers, transvestites and prostitutes, vagabonds and even mentally ill people are often photographed in confined spaces.

His long-term work allows him to build strong relationships with his models, women and men proudly present, sometimes abandon themselves, giving access to part of their privacy. Very faithful to the people photographed, Paz Errázuriz often says that she has difficulty closing a series. The stories, the lives photographed remain “unfinished” for her, as if she did not want to see the people she met disappear.

Social dictates.

His black and white portraits, of great formal beauty, speak of social diktats, the invisibility of certain groups, the human condition, and disturb the conventions of visual representations.

Paz Errázuriz (1944, Santiago de Chile), is represented by mor carpenter.

This exhibition benefits from the support of Women In Motion, a Kering program to highlight women in arts and culture, and the competition of the French Institute in Chile. It is accompanied by the first monograph on Paz Errázuriz published in French. Commissioner Béatrice Andrieux.


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Maison de l’Amérique Latine→  217 Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, France 75007







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