With an unprecedented level of attention to a region that has had a sketchy representation in Europe and the United States, it is a great moment to look at photography from Latin America. CF-LART’s mission aims to generate a dialogue that transcends the idea of a dominant stereotype of Latin American photography and that of Chile in particular. Chilean photography is generally associated to a select few internationally renown names such as Sergio Larrain, Alfredo Jaar and Paz Errazuriz. However, it stands for a great and rich visual history whose lesser known authors deserve to be recognized.
CF-LART, based in London, engages with a European base of collectors, curators and museums to promote Chilean artists who for years have been underrepresented locally and abroad. With a focus on the 1970s to the present, the works engage with the medium of photography, mixed media and works on paper. Through a close partnership with its artists, CF-LART, researches historical archives and introduces a new audience to never seen photographs that speak of political, social and geographical marginalization. These seminal authors came to define the history of Chilean photography in the 70s/90s and influenced a whole new generation of photographers.
CF-LART is also actively engaged with the present generation of Chilean photographers and contemporary artists working in the visual arts.