The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and The Illusion of an Everlasting Summer by Alessandra Sanguinetti. First edition (2020). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Signed by Alessandra Sanguinetti to an extra image plate, glued into the inside back cover. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Illusion of an Everlasting Summer
The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Illusion of an Everlasting Summer is work of tenderness, intimacy and friendship. Sanguinetti photographed these two cousins in rural Argentina, documenting how they went from children to young women.
This volume is the first one in the trilogy. Sanguinetti’s documentation of the lives of the girls goes beyond two decades. Therefore, this one is the chronicle of the first five years of that collaboration.
Through these poetic, natural images, the photographer portrays a childhood that is both, completely mundane yet incredibly fantastical. Actually, the duality carries through the book like a theme, mixing modernity and tradition, magical and realistic. The viewer gets sucked into the girls’s world through their childhood rituals, such as dressing up and playing and exploring in the farmland.
To conclude, the bond between the girls palpable. In fact, Sanguinetti was able to capture this as well as the transition into womanhood of two young girls living in the conventionally masculine Argentinian countryside.
About Alessandra Sanguinetti
Alessandra Sanguinetti was born in New York in 1968. She lived in Argentina from 1970 to 2003 and is currently based in New York. An ICP graduate, she began a series of works in 1999 about the relationship between two nine-year-old cousins, Belinda and Guille. They live on a farm outside of Buenos Aries. Sanguinetti photographed them for ten years, henceforth charting their evolution from girls to young women. The girls collaborated with Sanguinetti on the series, The Adventures of Guille and Belinda and the Enigmatic Meaning of their Dreams, to construct images that evoke the fantasies and fears that accompany the physical and psychological transition from childhood to adulthood. The photographs use costumes and props, as well as references to art and literature, to explore the diffuse boundary between fantasy and reality. As the girls age, the photographs become more meditative as they start exploring their adult lives.
Sanguinetti is a member of Magnum Photos, and her photographs are held in museums including the Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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