From 11/02 at the ArtsLibris Bookshop
We present the work of the Mexican photographer, collected in the publication Lucha Libre: Retratos de familia, published by RM.
Grobet unfolds an intuitive and rigorous gaze, born of the desire to show what remains hidden, set apart, relegated to the margins of society. Her work on wrestling explores the cultural roots of urban Mexico. For decades, she has portrayed the most emblematic characters in and out of the ring.
Grobet’s portraits are based on a childhood prohibition. Her father, a wrestling fan, refused to take her to wrestling matches because she was a woman. Her reaction, years later, was to enter the scene armed with a camera, and to make a place for herself. From this symbolic transgression, a strange and tender archive was gradually woven. A repository of lives, rituals and masks.