Armando Salas Portugal “Casa Barragán”

Taka Ishii Gallery Photography/Film

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[Image: Armando Salas Portugal, “Casa de Luis Barragán - Vista hacia el cielo desde el patio de las ollas”, ca. 1965/ca. 1975, gelatin silver print, 25.2 x 20.2 cm © Barragan Foundation / 2017, JASPAR, Tokyo G1068 / Courtesy of Fundación Archivo Armando S

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This marks Armando Salas Portugal’s first solo exhibition in Japan and features approximately 14 photographs of master modernist architect Luis Barragán’s own Casa Barragán, of which he was the exclusive photographer for over 40 years. Moved by the diverse natural environs of his homeland Mexico, Salas Portugal traveled throughout the nation, photographing its varied landscapes including mountainous regions and valleys with many active volcanoes, deserts and highlands, remote mountains, and jungles with Mayan ruins. These images, seemingly the result of following his heart as it was moved by the beautiful landscapes and compassionately photographing all that he saw, accumulated into an unparalleled documentation of the Mexican landscape. Starting in 1941, they were published in La Montaña, the official organ of El Club de Exploraciones de México, a citizen’s group for nature lovers, and Salas Portugal began exhibiting his photographs in solo and group shows. He met the architect Luis Barragán, with whom he would collaborate for over half of his life, at an exhibition of his photography in Mexico City in 1944, which included an image of the lava plateau Pedregal de San Ángel, where Barragán would later design a large-scale residential neighborhood.



from October 10, 2017 to November 11, 2017



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