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Índex, revista de arte contemporáneo

versión On-line ISSN 2477-9199versión impresa ISSN 1390-4825


LUSARDI, Giada. In a modern key! Ricardo Bohórquez and the Banco de Descuento building. Índex [online]. 2023, n.15, pp.97-107. ISSN 2477-9199.

Ricardo Bohórquez states that modern architecture, as well as vernacular architecture and photography, instruct us to think about the creative project from a local perspective. Dowtown Guayaquil is a perfect place to experience the relationship between architecture, landscape and human beings, and the relationship between modernity, the river and business. In this photographic project Bohórquez focuses on the Banco de Descuento de Guayaquil architecture, designed by the Czech architect Karl Kohn (Prague 1894 - Quito 1979). This is building designed and built between 1952 and 1954. Bohórquez's focuses on the building’s sinuous shapes and the organicity of its volumes, lights and shadows. He tries to record its materials in their textures and geometries, settling into a photograph that abstracts forms and inspires contemplation. This curatorial text was written for the exhibition entitled ¡En clave moderna! Ricardo Bohórquez and the Banco de Descuento building, held between September 8 and October 1, 2022, at the Casa del Barrio art gallery in Guayaquil.

Palabras clave : modern architecture; photography; Guayaquil; Discount Bank building; Karl Kohn; Ricardo Bohórquez.

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