American Interiors: This is Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile

“American Interiors feels at a quick glance like a foray into a twisted maneuver in which the typological studies of the Bechers have morphed into a Google Dream version of a nightmare that Hunter S. Thompson would have if he were around to see what is happening in the present field of American anthropology.”

Alejandro Cartagena: An Adolescent Country in Constant Tantrum

“I think of the USA as an adolescent country with a made up history and in a constant tantrum to make itself the most important place in the world. I wanted this work to be anti-documentary, if that is even possible, and to stress that things are simple, complicated, entwined and conflicted at the same time”

Alejandro Cartagena: Cultural Picture Coding and Collapse

“This symbology, this fervent fabric of decline is screened within the book, but it is subtle and perhaps that is why, it is doomed, like human behaviour and meaning, to the sidelines of a genetic and shared understanding of images. “