Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems
Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems

Sistemas de Basura / Garbage Systems

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Henrik Malmström
Regular price
€39,00
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€39,00

Recycled cardboard hardcover with silkscreen printing
128  pages
14,7 cm x 21 cm
  First Edition
280 copies
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Garbage Systems is a photographic investigation that focuses on the objects that the “cartoneros” of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires use to support the lids of the new garbage containers, in an attempt to obtain materials that they later will bring to recycling centers.

Through these objects, the series shows a new nocturnal landscape characteristic of the city. A landscape that speaks as much of those who get rid of the garbage, as of those who are dedicated to the collection, classification, and sale as merchandise of it. The images seek to metaphorically portray new forms of life and a social relationship through the things found in the black containers that populate the streets of the city.
Finnish artist Henrik Malmström (b.1983) currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His work is often the result of the interaction with his immediate surroundings. In 2010 he self-published On Borrowed Time, his first book of photographs. In the same year, he moved to Hamburg, Germany, where he developed and completed the book trilogy; A Minor Wrongdoing, Life is One Live it Welland OK Cloth Shop, published by Kominek Booksin 2015 and 2018 respectively. He is the co-founder and co-curator of the Müllkellergalerie, a premium art gallery located in a garbage room in Hamburg. In 2015 he founded Vaciarte, a platform that tries to generate, question and promote visual culture in the city of Buenos Aires.
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