Facundo De Zuviría: Siesta Argentina and other modest observations is a series of photographs of some iconic areas and styles of Buenos Aires neighborhoods by Facundo De Zuviría (b. 1954). Comprising a series of black and white photographs of closed storefronts in Buenos Aires, the series was triggered by the deep economic and social downturn that shook Argentina in 2001, the Corralito Crisis. As the Facundo wandered through the streets of Buenos Aires, he explored the complexities of the urban reality where modernity collides with the unintended and anachronistic beauty of a world on the verge of desperation.
Argentinian Nap (Siesta Argentina) (2003)
Facundo De Zuviria (Argentina, 1954-)
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires. Argentina
Donation Rabobank, 2012