220 x 330 mm
This photobook contains images of the ultra-rich and famous of Mexico between the years 1994 and 2001. Daniela Rossell’s meticulously studied images seem to be entirely imagined, even in a delirious way. What her subjects reveal lends an air of barely contained madness to her photography. The Mexican artist does not focus her ethnographic gaze on the daily lives of the lower classes or on their traditions and customs from time immemorial, but on her own social class: the oligarchs whose economic and political power keeps the lower classes in their place. Or not really on the oligarchs themselves, but on those who live in their charge – their wives, daughters and occasionally their sons, although it is obvious that Rossell is most interested in the lives of the women.
About the Artist
Daniela Rossell lives and works in Mexico City. Recent solo exhibitions include Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark (2004); Artpace, San Antonio, Texas (2003); Pop, Mexico (2002); and Kevin Bruk Fine Arts, Miami, Florida (2001).
About the Publisher
Manuel Arroyo Stephens founded the Turner bookshop in Madrid in 1970. They publish avant-garde and art books.