Pretérito Perfecto

In the adress at the opening of his retrospective Marcos Zimmermann declared himself as a militant of purist photography, that characterized by the direct shoot and the ability to "capture the essence of things". In this sense, he expressed his rejection towards curators trained in art history, who enter to the field of photography "without knowing anything about it" and are accomplices that contemporary production "is more and more similar to interiors decoration", since "they intend to make photography something that is not".

As a response, a new curatotial text was distributed in which an attempt is made to establish a temporary distance with Zimmermann's work and to position the author as a social subject within a specific context of art history. Starting from the possibilities of the curatorial format, the writing does not pretend to confront the artist but to understand his aesthetic-political discourse within a determined framework of thought, which accounts for the causes of his monological perspective and relativizes the univocal meaning that Zimmerman attempts to impose on the photographic medium.

100 numbered curatorial texts.
20x30 cm. March 2014
CCR. Federal capital