Buenos Aires Photographer Beatrice Murch Presents Tipas Porteñas
In Tipas Porteñas, photographer Beatrice Murch presents a side of Buenos Aires as iconic as Eva Peron or Jorge Luis Borges. They are canopies, they cut organic figures in the urban landscape, they are at times figurative, at times bare and leafless, at times exuberant dashes of color, but they are ever present: the rosewood trees of Buenos Aires.
In her show, opening at the Jardín Botánico on November 21, 2011, Murch shows the personality of these trees in their urban landscapes with a dozen large scale digital prints. The Tipa trees are native to the north of Argentina and their prevalence here in Buenos Aires is largely attributable to French landscape architect Carlos Thays. Their strange, irregularly shaped branches are the trees’ organic response to a local spittle bug; the gnarled way they grow is unique to Argentina.
Murch’s photographs express joy, solitude, and serenity in the urban landscape. The trees’ character is highlighted through Murch’s careful curation of years’ worth of photographs reflecting her fascination with these Tipas Porteñas.
Tipas Porteñas: photography exhibit by Beatrice Murch
Jardín Botánico Carlos Thays, Av Santa Fe, 3951
November 21 – December 12, 2011
mon-fri 8:00-19:00 / sat & sun 9:30-19:00
opening event November 26 at noon
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