Exhibition: Lourdes Grobet at ArtsLibris


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.



Suscríbete al newsletter ArtsLibris 

ArtsLibris in English
will be available shortly

Els continguts de ArtsLibris en català estaran disponibles en breu

Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para analizar el uso que haces de nuestro sitio web. Puedes autorizar el uso de todas las cookies pulsando el botón «Aceptar» o obtener más información sobre cómo configurarlas, o rechazar su uso.