Il Quarto Stato – Montevideo Edition

This is it – the ‚Il Quarto Stato‘ Montevideo Edition. The photo is part of our contribution for Democracia: 30 anos y despues and it is visible at the Espacio de Arte Contemporanéo with the support of Centro de Fotografia de Montevideo. Postcards of the image are available at EAC. More soon here.

Convocatoria a sesión fotográfica / El Cuarto Estado Recreado

„El Cuarto Estado Recreado“ – (Montevideo 2015) Un proyecto de los artistas Alex Meszmer y Reto Müller Presentado por „Democracia: 30 años y después…“ Los artistas suizos Alex Meszmer y Reto Müller visitan Montevideo para realizar una reconstrucción fotográfica del cuadro „Il Quarto Stato“ de Guiseppe Pelizza da Volpedo, pintado en 1901 y que representa…

Democracia: 30 años y despues: club désirer 4th day

Yesterday our first visitor was Tommy. He told us that his grandparents have lived in Switzerland and he wrote a postcard for us. Juan Carlos had been working as a chauffeur in many countries all over the World and he said to us: Democracy in Uruguay is spectacular! Jorge Castrillón talked about the development of…

Democracia: 30 años y despues: club désirer 3rd day

Yesterday had been a long day with a lot of visitors at club désirer at Bar 7 Rayos. The first visitors had been the people from Urbano, a cultural centre for homeless people in Montevideo. The centre offers workshops and activities every afternoon like art, theatre, video, literature and more. They were telling us about…

Democracia: 30 años y despues: club désirer 2nd day

Yesterday evening in club désirer: Yamandú, 64, told us: „La democracia es lo principal“ – „Democracy is the essential!“ Leandro, being younger and having not experienced the military dictatorship, tells us about the crisis in 2002 and how it influenced his generation, his life and his family. He quoted us some lines from a song describing…

club désirer in Montevideo Uruguay

When Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre participated in the democratic art weeks in Pfyn in 2011 and 12, we already started to think about a new art project to cooperate between Uruguay and Switzerland. 2015 Uruguay celebrates 30 years of democracy that means as well 30 years since the end of the military dictatorship. Ana Laura Lopez…