Pietro Paolini



Venezuela 2004/2007

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The process happened in Venezuela, the "Revolucion Bolivariana", started in 1998 with the electoral victory of the Colonel Hugo Chàvez Frìas. He promoted a political doctrine of democratic socialism and Latin American integration. Hugo Chàvez was a complicated contemporary figure: his politic was a mix of revolution, populism, and new global instances.


Chavez and the Bolivarian Movement were able to share a sense of identity, of belonging and organization to a multitude of powers until then broken and incapable of feeling like a political alternative. This body of work was produced during various years at the beginning af this process, focusing on the popular organization. The work was procuced in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. A city full of contradictions, where fear and hope dance together on passionate latin rhythms.