The Argentine Embassy and the Argentine Mission to the OAS invite you to participate in the presentation of the photography book "The Spirits of the Museum", by its author, Andrés Wertheim, that will take place on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Museums: A Haunted Medium", which will be held on July 17 at the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA).
In "The Spirits of the Museum", Andrés Wertheim explores the different visible planes through double exposures held in museums around the world. In the room of a museum, the author merges in consecutive obturations the inanimate characters of the works of art and the visitors, producing a dialogue between them in the final image. The past and the present intertwine for a moment in an oneiric dimension, testing our perception.
About the Author
Born in 1962 in Buenos Aires, Andrés Wertheim began studying photography with Horacio Coppola in 1984. He studied video production at The International Film & TV Workshops in Maine and attended Juan Travnik's classes on aesthetics and expression.
His photographs were published in National Geographic, The Independent, Welt am Sonntag, Photographer's Forum, The Nation, GQ and The Economist. In turn, his photographic production was presented in numerous individual and collective exhibitions, including the Museum of Architecture in Buenos Aires, Photokina Fair in Cologne, Germany, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, (USA), the Rosizo State Museum in Moscow and the Maison Argentine, Paris. His works integrate private and public collections of Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Germany, Belgium, Russia and Canada.
Presentation of the book:
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle
Exhibition at AMA
"Museums: A Haunted Medium"
Wednesday, July 17 from 6 to 8 PM
AMA F Street Gallery
1889 F Street NW
Washington DC, 20006