-> Juan Barte
-> Formidable Books
About The Book
Freedom Tastes of Reality is a celebration of our bodies in the era of the disembodiment of all human relations and an exploration of individual freedom. Life no longer happens around our body because we have ceased to inhabit the place in which we physically find ourselves, life happens elsewhere, through our digital devices. Hence, we no longer experience the world through our bodies.
This project portrays some of Madrid’s thriving new art scene key individuals during a ten-year period (2010-2019). With almost sixty artists photographed, Freedom Tastes of Reality is not a documentary work but a collaboration in which Barte involves the subjects of his photography in the creation of the final images. Publisher’s Info
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About the Artist
Juan Barte is a visual artist, editor, and cultural manager. Born and raised in Spain, his career led him to live in places like Los Angeles, Tokyo, Vientiane, Ibiza, or Madrid. In the past, he developed his career in graphic design for groups such as The Walt Disney Company. However, photography was always one of his main interests, so in 2014 he started to fully devote himself to his “obsession”.
Barte involves the subjects of his photography in the process of the work. His goal is to reorder experience rather than simply document it and bend appearances to match his subjective narrative priorities. The resulting images are caught in a tension between the staged story and the testimonial record.
Formidable Books aims to bring to life photobooks portraying a more diverse, complex, and authentic view of the world through collaboration and dialogue with artists that deny us the mere observer safe distance.