Leo Matiz Photography at Ideobox Artspace Opening 11/30/10

Leo Matiz Photography At Ideobox Artspace
Opening: November 30, 2010
Ideobox Artspace/ SaludArte Foundation
2417 North Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida

Paris Éternel: Feux de La Liberté 1944, Leo Matiz

Paris Éternel: Feux De La Liberté 1944 proves incontrovertibly how unique was the eye of Leo Matiz (Aracataca, Magdalena, 1917; Bogotá, 1998) one of the greatest legends in the history of photography. This collection of thirty-one photographs is a dazzling stock of geometric figures as they arise and die on the Parisian night sky, captured by the artist on August 25, 1944.

On abstract geometry, Paris Éternel: Feux De La Liberté, an exhibition promoted by the Leo Matiz Foundation, in collaboration with SaludArte Foundation, and curated by Alejandra Matiz, will be inaugurated on November 30 at Miami’s Ideobox Artspace, displaying what is probably Leo Matiz’s most celebrated work: thirty-one photographs that witness the fireworks taking place, the night of August 25, 1944, to celebrate the liberation of Paris. In this work, the Colombian master shows how it is possible to dance the night away while taking pictures of these fireworks, still so alive nowadays. Printed especially for sale on the occasion of this exhibition, a catalog with a foreword by Miguel Ángel Flórez Góngora, one of the most remarkable experts on Leo Matiz’s work in the world, and a portfolio with photographs, printed in negative and positive, picked by Alejandra Matiz, in a limited edition of eleven copies. This exhibition, featuring work which has been absolutely unpublished till now, definitely establishes Leo Matiz as an important visual artist of the 20th century history, and as one among the great precursors of modern photography.

Under the Presidency and Direction of Alejandra Matiz, daughter of the late Colombian artist, Leo Matiz Foundation is a non-profit organization working since 1988 to preserve, manage and publicize Leo Matiz’s visual and human legacy. LM Foundation’s initiative to bring the work of Leo Matiz to new audiences, employing new techniques, which are encompassed to the trends of the current artistic universe. Leo Matiz Archives headquarters are located in Dorissa Building, Miami (2751 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33127).

Works by Leo Matiz can be found at some of the most relevant art collections throughout the world such as: Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, the Museum of Latin American Art in Los Angeles, the Organization of American States Fund in Washington D. C., the Photography Museum in Bergamo (Italy), the National Museum of Colombia, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris preserve part of his legacy. SaludArte Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in Miami in 2003, for the purpose of joining the art and medical worlds for developing, educational, artistic cultural events for the benefit of children in low income communities, throughout Ibero America. SaludArte also has chapters in Spain and Venezuela, working jointly with many similar altruistic organizations and hospitals.

Saludarte Foundation
Ideobox Artspace
Jennifer LaMaide
Telephone: (USA) 305 576 9878
Leo Matiz Foundation and Leo Matiz Archives Miami