October 27, 2015–February 14, 2016
Opening: October 27, 7:30pm
Centro de la Imágen Plaza de la Ciudadela 2 06040
Centro Histórico México
Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin
April 20-June 26, 2016
Ciudad Del Río
Carrera 44 N° 19A-100
Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel CIAC A.C. (Mexico City) and Kadist Art Foundation (Paris and San Francisco) announce the exhibition Camera of Wonders curated by Jens Hoffmann at Centro de la Imágen (Mexico City).
In a time of near endless image production and exchange Camera of Wonders presents an associative display of more than one hundred photographic works spanning the history of photography. The exhibition brings together some of the most significant photographic artists of the last century as well as many of the most innovative contemporary photographers. The works are assembled from Colección Isabel y Agustín Coppel (CIAC A.C.) and the collection of Kadist Art Foundation.
Using the wunderkammer and the iconic exhibition The Family of Man (1955) as points of departure, Camera of Wonders features an installation armature that places work according to their formal relationships, creating a transhistorical display that investigates the interchange between representation, narrative and abstraction. The exhibition offers an imaginative way of viewing, inviting visitors to observe their own methods of encoding what they see, and rediscovering their capacity to look at photography. The Mexico City-based architecture office Productora has designed the exhibition architecture, which transports the historical cabinet of curiosities into our present time.