Graciela Iturbide, Heliotropo 37 — Stephen Horne

[Fall 2022]

By Stephen Horne

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
12.02.2022 — 29.05.2022

The exhibition takes its title, Heliotropo 37, from the street address of the artist’s studio in Mexico City. The artist is Graciela Iturbide, and the studio transposed to the Fondation Cartier in Paris was created by Mauricio Rocha, who also designed the current exhibition. With more than two hundred images, Heliotropo 37 traverses five decades of photography from this pre-eminent Mexican photographer. What a remarkable coincidence for Iturbide that the name of her street means light (“helio”) and something that goes around, or repeats (“trope”).

Two threads can be seen stitching Inturbide into place at the Fondation Cartier. These are the narratives of an anthropological humanism and that of the botanical landscape, the “wild” garden that is the setting for the Fondation’s architecture of reflection and transparency…

Stephen Horne, who lives in France, writes about Canadian art. His recent book on the concept of Arte Povera has been published by Les éditions de l’Attente, in Bordeaux.

[ Complete issue, in print and digital version, available here: Ciel variable 121 – WANDERINGS ]
[ Complete article and more images, in digital version, available here: Graciela Iturbide, Heliotropo 37 — Stephen Horne ]