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Mexican Lucha Libre Wrestling: Family Portraits

Photographs by Lourdes Grobet

Over the course of 30 years, artist Lourdes Grobet has explored in depth the world of what is a deep-rooted tradition and one of the most popular sports in Mexico, which forms the basis of a social phenomenon that is unique worldwide: Mexican lucha libre wrestling. The photographic project being presented by the CCCB unfolds beyond the wrestling rings and takes a closer look at the homes, family meeting places and the celebrations of men and women wrestlers. Lourdes Grobet offers her special view of this manifestation of Mexican popular culture, whose origins date back centuries, being associated with rituals, linked to theatrical performances and deeply identified with social phenomena of the present day.

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3 September 2015