Buenos Aires: In Your Face – Mario Testino retrospective at MALBA
London-based Mario Testino is one of today’s leading portrait photographers. Born in Lima, Peru he relocated to London in the 1980s in pursuit of an education and eventually emerged as a visual master whose tricks are sought-after by illustrious magazines, brands and individuals. An elaborate retrospective of his work, aptly entitled In Your Face, has arrived at Museo de Arte Latinoamericana de Buenos Aires, giving the viewer close-up insight into his glamorous world through no less than 122 personally selected images. The show juxtaposes some of Testino’s most prolific photographs published in Vogue, Vanity Fair and other magazines, as well as fashion houses such as Burberry, Gucci and Versace. Very similar to the photographer’s unique vision, In Your Face reflects the interplay of mass media, glamour and icons of popular culture. The installation has been presented in such a way that it gives the idea of a permanent collection taken from a museum, ultimately exposing the multitude of intriguing elements inherent to his unique photography style (on through June 16).
Museo de Arte Latinoamericana de Buenos Aires
Avenida Figueroa Alcorta 3415
C1425CLA Buenos Aires