Thursday, February 14, 2008

Alejandra Laviada

I first saw the work of Alejandra Laviada in a recent issue of Capricious Magazine. I subsequently forgot her name and was pleasantly surprised to see that Jörg over at Conscientious posted about her work. Laviada's photographs explore and often challenge the relationship between photography and sculpture. Her images create juxtapositional relationships between disparate objects, fashioning new ways to view and interpret familiar territory. Her work seems to reference the history of place, reconciling the past, present and future in a single image. Laviada's enactment of new functions for disused social spaces allows the viewer to perceive history as an occurrence not exclusively associated with the past, but as one of constant evolution and change.

All photographs from the series Juarez #56

Images © Alejandra Laviada