Exhibition: Backdrops by Backroom Caracas

October 16, 2015 to October 21, 2015

Asociación Cultural Humboldt 
Sala Schnoegass
Av. Los Próceres c/c Av. J.G. Roscio
San Bernardino
Caracas 1060-A
Venezuela


Backroom Caracas, an arts organization with an eponymous online publication, will present Backdrops in conjunction with the 2015 Seminario Fundación Cisneros titled After Landscape: Perspectives and Traces of the Traveler​. This weeklong exhibition of eight photomurals by artists—each featuring landscapes of different sorts—will turn the university’s open-air gallery into a photographic studio. In this space, audiences are encouraged to take their individual and group portraits using mobile technology, and to share their pictures digitally. Social networking sites and apps are the space for which the exhibition is ultimately conceived; audiences connected will be able to see these portraits if tagged as: #telondefondo.

Participating artists in Backdrops  include: Nayarí Castillo, Amada Granado, Flavio Herrera, Ricardo Huezo, Nancy La Rosa, Marco Montiel-Soto, Romy Pocztaruk, and Gerardo Rojas. On October 16, 2015, in conjunction to Backdrops, and as part of After Landscape, a photography specialist will give a gallery talk about the history of backdrops in photo studios, and the photographer Vasco Szinetar will give a talk addressing the so-called selfie phenomena, which is undeniably now a chapter within the history of portraiture. On the same same in the evening, a gallery reception will be held to conclude the conference.

Stay tuned for how you can participate in this event through social media.