The exhibition will bring together three photographers coming from Germany who, borne by the wind of history, fled into exile at the end of the 1930s to South America. These three women have received a photographic training in Germany, notably at the legendary Bauhaus school and at the studio of Paul Wolff – whose name is closely related to the Leica brand –, they began to practice in Berlin, Paris and London. Then, each in a different country and with their own style, they sailed across the Atlantic to pursue their careers.
The Maison de l'Amérique latine presents simultaneously the photographic installation La Esposa Esposada - the Handcuffed Wife by Mexican artist Carmen Mariscal (1968). This art work confirms the artist´s engagement in women’s issues which has been present in her work for the last twenty years. The Spanish word 'esposa' (which means both wife and handcuff) is at the origin of this artistic proposal.
Curator: Christine Frérot.
Maison de l’Amérique latine
The "Maison de l’Amérique latine" is a chosen place to welcome, gather and exhibit the diplomatic and cultural Latin American community in Paris. It claims to be a crossroad for culture, a place for encounters and exchanges, where all the artistic forms stand alongside each other.