Both artists broadly look at the dynamics of appropriation, the development of the past and image realities. From two different and individual perspectives they explore scrambled and distorted representations of the familiar and the commonplace.
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck examines the chaos of his home country Venezuela, probing the problematical historical narratives that bring us to our present. He frequently engages in a research-based practice that confronts cultural, political, and socioeconomic [...]
Museo Amparo, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, 09.02.–22.07.2019
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Last oil barrel, (date postponed)
Portadores de sentido presents a broad range of contemporary art by artists from Latin America and the Caribbean from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC). The work in the exhibition is informed by artistic research that elicits narratives, resources and associations with a number of disciplines. With those disciplines in mind, the exhibition has been organized into four groupings, each one of which borrows methodology or derives inspiration from areas of inquiry beyond aesthetics.
The first grouping, Insertions, concerns ethnography and its theories; the second, Excursions, is an analysis of geography; the third, Concrete Environments, considers the implications of urbanism; and the final group, Mediations, addresses media and mass communication. The exhibition emphasizes the artists’ analytical and sensitive responses to a given environment, and how artworks are experienced as bearers of meaning [...]
Tania Pérez Córdova (*1979) macht eine Kunst daraus, gewöhnliche Materialien in konzeptuelle Skulpturen zu verwandeln. Für ihre erste institutionelle Einzelausstellung in Europa arbeitet die mexikanische Künstlerin an einer auserlesenen, minimalen Installation im Oberlichtsaal, welche die Unterschiede zwischen Original und Kopie, Authentizität und Ersatz durch neu in Auftrag gegebene Werke hinterfragt.
Curated by Benoit Maire on the occasion of his monograph at CAPC museum Bordeaux, Chasse-Spleen Artcenter presents works of Nina Beier, Tania Pérez Córdova, Evariste Richer, MarkGeffriaud, Rolf Julius and Benoit Maire.