Photographer Werner Segarra in the group show Glass at Paris, France

La ceja del cerro. Huásabas, 2013

Periferia Projects and Lulu are pleased to present GLASS, an exhibition featuring contemporary photography by 20 preeminent artists from 7 countries in Latin America. Their work is associated with the notion of “Looking-Glass Self”, a psychological and social concept first introduced by Charles Horton Cooley in 1902. It states that our self image is formed via our perception of how others see us.

“I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I am”

The “Looking-Glass Self” theory suggests a relative approach to each individual’s existence, meaning that the way humans perceive themselves is not established a priori, but is deeply embedded in the surrounding social environment. One learns to see themselves as others do.

Today in a world saturated by images and digital communication, where contact is “contactless”, identity is built and rebuilt, diffused by different platforms. Taking Cooley’s theory further, GLASS explores how each person builds and projects their own identity, their vision of the world and its events according to what they think is perceived. 

En que la milpa de Tony Ríos, Kenya Madrid y Ana Grethel Herrera Madrid.
Socadeguachi, Huásabas, 2018

FEATURED ARTISTS: ARGENTINA Alejandro Chaskielberg; Gaby Herbstein; Schevach & Authier BRAZIL Ulysses Boscolo; Lucia Guanaes; Teresa Poester COLOMBIA Santiago Escobar-Jaramillo; Andrés Orjuela MEXICO LakeVerea; Pia Elizondo; Tania Franco Klein; Adela Goldbard; Carmen Mariscal; Betsabeé Romero; Alexa Torre PERU Marina García Burgos; Evelyn Merino-Reyna; Lizi Sánchez PUERTO RICO Werner Segarra VENEZUELA Lucia Pizzani

Curated by Lassla Esquivel & Beatriz Forti 

Produced by Periferia Projects (Lassla Esquivel + Beatriz Forti) and Lulu Films (Loredana Dall'Amico + Christian Valdelièvre).

LOCATION: ESPACE LHOMOND, 21 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris, France
DATES: 1 – 7 APRIL, 2019