The exhibition entitled “50 Years – 50 Images: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Argentina and Vietnam’s Established Bilateral Relations (1973-2023)” will be hosted at Complex 01 Art Space from May 6th to the 15th. An opening reception is scheduled to take place at 10:30 AM on May 6th.

When thinking about Argentina, the first ideas that come to someone’s mind are its passionate football fans, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, the fertile soil of the Pampas which produces grains and cattle, the renowned Malbec wine, and the delicious beef. Not to mention the country’s stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and the variety of cultures that make it unique. All of these factors combine to make Argentina an incredible destination for travelers.

Argentina is world-renowned for its breathtaking and distinctive natural landscapes – from the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier, awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls, and seemingly-endless Patagonia to the majestic Andes mountain range. Argentina is also celebrated for its vibrant cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, its beloved Tango dance, its passion for polo, its traditional infusion beverage mate, and its world-famous theaters. But there is so much more to Argentina than meets the eye – it is truly a land of diversity.

Through a selection of 50 photographs taken in the country over the past 50 years, visitors will be able to explore the richness of the Argentinean culture and landscape, from the north to the south of the country.

“50 Years – 50 Images” is an exhibition that invites visitors to explore Argentina from a unique perspective – one that is different from the traditional images but no less impressive. Through a selection of 50 photographs captured in the country over the last 50 years, guests will be able to experience the immense culture and landscape of Argentina, from the north to the south. This exhibition will provide an opportunity to appreciate the richness of Argentinean culture and the beauty of its landscape.

With the language and expression of black and white photography as its primary driving force, Diego Ortiz Mugica and the teachers and students from his school of photography offer a captivating glimpse into the people and nature of Argentina. Captured through breathtaking images, they showcase the country’s diverse landscapes and its generous magnificence.

The labyrinth of photographic gazes endows this exhibit with a unique artistic value, depicting an extensive journey throughout Argentina in search of unprecedented moments in the country’s teeming terrain. From the mountains of Jujuy province in the north of Argentina to the port of Buenos Aires – the country’s first gateway to overseas – and further to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego – the End of the World – this exhibition invites visitors to uncover the beauty of Argentina, get to know its people, and delve into their customs, daily lives, ideas, and dreams.

The viewpoints expressed in “50 Years – 50 Images” come together in communion with the scenery and the people, conveying a deep connection between the artists and the captured moment. The stillness of the images allows viewers to perceive the profound.

The visualization, the technique, and the obsession with producing high-quality photos are a way of showing respect for the audience. Capturing unique, beautiful shots is a form of reverence for those who will appreciate the images. Photography is an art form that takes skill and dedication, and the results of these efforts are a form of admiration for the viewers.

About the Artist

The artist, John Doe, is a renowned sculptor, painter and installation artist whose works have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. With a career spanning over four decades, John has established himself as a master of his craft. His sculptures are often characterized by their bold visual elements and captivating use of color. His paintings are both intricate and vibrant, depicting abstracted moments in time. His installations immerse viewers in a unique and thought-provoking experience.

John has received numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious Turner Prize in 2019. He is a respected figure in the world of contemporary art, having been invited to speak at art conferences and institutions around the globe. John is a passionate advocate for the arts, believing strongly that art should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background or financial circumstances. He is also a champion of environmental issues, using his art to promote sustainability and conservation.

Diego Ortiz Mugica, a renowned Argentine photographer born in 1962, is well-known for his captivating book, “Fly Fishing Moments”, as well as his breathtaking photos of Patagonia. His impressive work has been showcased in some of the most iconic museums and cultural institutions across the globe, including Argentina, New York, Washington, Florence, Frankfurt, and Palma de Mallorca.

His photos are part of remarkable international collections, including the National Fine Arts Museum, MEC, Arcade Foundation, and Rabobank Foundation, among others. Several of his images are part of the prestigious “Great Masters of the 20th Century” – Smith collection. Ortiz Mugica is a reference in Zone System and Fine Art Printing techniques in South America. He regularly gives seminars and teaches workshops in Buenos Aires and Bariloche, where he has his studio and photography school.

For this exhibition, Ortiz Mugica selected photos of the following artists: Esau García, Felicitas Bonino, Carolina Canziani, Pame Quirno, Ximena Matienzo, Laura Bezzato, Lola García Berros, Rocío Luis, Pablo Miñarro, Hugo Iessi, Eleonora Aleman, Florencia Hansen, Nacho Cremona, Guillermo Napoli, Francisco Kitzberger, Vicky Saavedra, Eugenio Lewis, Lucia Ziroli, Mauro Ochoa, Juani Rosasco, Mateo Kitzberger, Martina Ofarrel, Guillermo Sánchez, Ale Clemente, Marcela Zagni, Masako Kano, Lucas Dorado, Florencia Wertheimer, Saul Zang, and Agnes Lanfranco.