The city is a political space, where human narratives are confronted with structures that shape peoples everyday life. Here you see a glimpse into a safe space for separated families; a Friendship Park
About the collection:
I see the city as the manifestation of our culture. These landscapes and scenes speak of the human need for power and control. Those decisions shape our land and change the lives of many families. The Mexico/USA border area in Playas de Tijuana is a clear example of these human ideals. Some benefit from these imposed rules, and many also hurt from them.
25% of my profit will be donated to Friendship Park, a non-profit organization offering a safe place for separated families to meet at the border.
Alejandro Cartagena, Mexican (b. 1977, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico. His projects employ landscape and portraiture as a means to examine social, urban, and environmental issues. Cartagena’s work has been exhibited internationally in more than 50 group and individual exhibitions in spaces including the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris and the CCCB in Barcelona, and his work is in the collections of several museums including the San Francisco MOMA, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
12th September 2021