Magdalena Correa: Lives at the limit

8 March - 23 May 2019

"Experiencing the territory and the extreme living conditions of its inhabitants by becoming one more of the place are the impulses that lead me to continue planning my future trips as if it were the first of my life".

Magdalena Correa has specialised in artistic projects in which, through photography and video, she shows her sociological research in isolated and extreme territories where human beings live.

 

The artist carries out a complete personal immersion in the places she visits, resulting in a long series of striking images of lives in extreme places. In the exhibition "Lives on the Edge", you can see a careful selection of various collections that this artist has presented in various institutions and museums in different countries over the years.

Among the images that can be seen are the deserts of the Gobi (China and Mongolia) and Atacama (Northern Chile); everyday images of the Chilean Antarctic; the extreme poverty in La Rinconada (the highest human settlement in the world at 5,600 metres above sea level, next to a gold mine in Peru); and the extreme poverty in La Rinconada (the highest human settlement in the world at 5,600 metres above sea level, next to a gold mine in Peru). The society full of contrasts in Kuwait; The creative Wayúu ethnic group, in the desert of the Alta Guajira in Colombia... Different images that show the trajectory of strong social content and great plastic beauty of the work of this photographic artist.

To explore daily lives in isolated territories subjected to extreme conditions and nature, unknown geographical and human spaces that coexist in parallel to our own.

To contribute to their knowledge from an aesthetic point of view.