WE ARE MADE OF STARS
Photography by Juan Barte
September 15 - November 5, 2018
Atelier Laforest, Dennysville, Maine (USA)
Dennysville, Maine – September 15, 2018. Atelier Laforest is hosting the exhibition WE ARE MADE OF STARS / Photography by Juan Barte. Born and raised in La Rioja, Spain, Juan Barte worked for several years as a graphic designer, and travelled extensively living in places like Los Angeles, Tokyo, Laos, and Madrid, where he now resides. In 2012, Barte decided to devote himself entirely to photography. And since then, his work has been exhibited in a number of galleries and public institutions and has appeared in various specialized media and publications. Barte presently is the coordinator of the Photobook Club Madrid.
Barte describes his exhibition: "We Are Made of Stars is a selection of photographs drawn from my most recent work on the island of Ibiza. It is a photographic bridge to a bygone era, the late 1960s and early 1970s, when change seemed possible, and when a better and freer world could be imagined. It also raises the question if our present-day, somehow, could share similarities with that time.
This project adopts the concept of circular time, a belief of ancestral cultures, where past and present seamlessly co-exist. Consequently, these photographs connect us with both, a time we should not forget, and an imagination of a future still yet to be. Through a hallucinatory dream posited between reality and fiction, the images in this exhibition join us with our shared history, our planet, and the cosmos at large. For we are made of stars."
WE ARE MADE OF STARS runs until November 5, 2018. An exhibition catalogue is available through Ivory Press http://www.ivorypress.com/en/product/we-are-made-of-stars/.