The Peru Spain Foundation, in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute, presents this afternoon at 19:00hrs, in the Institute’s headquarters in Madrid (Alcalá, no. 49), the exhibition From here to Lima, which brings together the perspectives on contemporary Peru of four photography collectives.
To inaugurate the exhibition, which will remain open to the public until 6 July, the Cervantes Institute, the Peru Spain Foundation and the Peruvian Embassy are concurrently organizing a round table discussion ‘5 of 51. Peruvian women in Spain’. This will bring together, in the auditorium of the Cervantes Institute five successful women, CEO of the Prisa Group,Carmen María Cortés, the immunology expert, Elizabeth Sarmiento, the businesswoman, Rosario Alcántara, the journalist Fietta Jarque and the artist, Jimena Katoo, four of whom have been profiled in the book ’51 Peruvian women in Spain: testimonies of success’,
‘From here to Lima. Contemporary Peruvian photography’ focuses on the diversity of the capital city, a metropolis undergoing an economic expansion that oscillates between tradition and modernity, of 9 million inhabitants, the majority of which are immigrants of Andean, Amazonian, African, Japanese, Chinese, Jewish and Muslim origins..
Amongst the groups that are exhibiting their works, is that made up of photographers Jaime Travezán and Morgana Vargas Llosa, alongside the artistic director David Tortora. The remaining three collectives are Supayfotos, Versus Photo and the MR Collective. The photographs on display are accompanied by texts extracted from Peruvian literature of all periods. Free entry, limited capacity.