Wednesday, 1 September 2010

'PANAMERICANA' BY JENS HOFFMANN: TROPICAL LANDSCAPES, GOLD COINS, COLONIAL STATUES, AZTEC IDOLS, PYRAMID, OP-PONCHO, CHICHARRON AND PANCHO PANTERA



Federico Herrero, 'Patio', 2010, Acrylic paint



Diego Pérez, 'Esquemas para una oda tropical', 2006, Parking hindrances, plastic bucket, and plants



Mateo López, 'Moneda Panamericana (Pan)', 2010, 20,000 golden chocolate coins


Alexandre Da Cunha, 'Panamericana-flag 1', 2009, Digital print, 400 x 713 cm (157.48 x 280.71 inches)


Beatriz Santiago, 'Esto es un mensaje explosivo', 2010, HD Video, 18:00 min


Juan Araujo, Gio Ponti in Venezuela paintings, 2007-2008


Carla Zaccagnini, 'Sobre la igualdad y las diferencias I: casas gemelas', 2005/2008, Inkjet print on cotton paper


Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck (fragment), 'Pan de azúcar, 1849-2009; (Museographical Version). From the series Modern Entanglements', 2004-2010, Self-adhesive vinyl, pedestal, sweet bread and narrative label


exhibition view, Mariana Castillo, Eduardo Basualdo


exhibition view, Gabriel Sierra, Eduardo Basualdo, Adrian Esparza


Adrian Villar Rojas, in collaboration with César Martins, Alan Legal y Mariano Marsicano, 'The Death Of The General Lavalle (The eternal butterflies)', 2010, Wood, clay, concrete, fosiles, rocks, plastic and glass installation: 450 x 400 x 500 cm (177.17 x 157.48 x 196.85 inches)


Yoan Capote, 'In, Out, Before and After', 2010, Digital print of plastic sheet in light box, 60 x 90 x 13 cm (23.62 x 35.43 x 5.12 inches) each


Mariana Castillo Deball, 'The stronger the light your shadow cuts deeper/Mientras más intensa es la luz están tus sombras más hondo' (from the series "Entre tú y la imagen de ti que a mí llega"), 2010, Paper cut, 300 cm (118.11 inches) diameter


Mariana Castillo Deball, 'Tu movimiento junta una estatua ficticia (de la serie "Entre tú y la imagen de ti que a mí llega")', 2010, Fiber glass sculpture from a cast of the original Catlicue Statue, shown at the Anthropology museum in Mexico City, 250 x 160 x 160 cm (98.43 x 62.99 x 62.99 inches)


exhibition view, Adriana Lara, Juan Capistran


Adriana Lara, 'Indice / Index', 2010, Silkscreen on canvas, 60 x 90 cm (23.62 x 35.43 inches)


Juan Capistran, 'Sympathy for the Devil (Eat the Rich), or 13 Point Program to Destroy America', 2009-2010


Eduardo Basualdo, 'Razón o Fuerza', 2010, Two wooden poles, one light bulb (1,000 watts), one black aluminum screen, one electric motor and one pulley


Gabriel Sierra, 'Untitled (Abstract Elephant)', 2010, Wooden structure 400 x 300 x 9000 cm (157.48 x 118.11 x 3543.31 inches)



Adrian Esparza, 'Here and now', 2010, Wood, nails, wool thread and zarape, 304.8 x 487.7 cm (120 x 192 inches)


Adriana Lara, 'Sin título (Latina (Agustina (Malvina))), 2010, Silkscreen on plastic, 100 x 150 cm (39.37 x 59.06 inches)


Wilfredo Prieto, 'Cuba libre' (remains), 2010, Rum and Coca-cola, Variable dimensions


Cinthya Soto, 'El cruce', 2007,Set of 4 analog C-Print, 101 x 101 cm (39.76 x 39.76 inches)





exhibition views


Panamericana
curated by Jens Hoffmann
From July 14th to September 11th, 2010
open Wednesday - Thursday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Inspired by the 200th anniversary of Latin American independence and the political concept of Pan-Americanism, Panamericana brings together a large number of emerging artists from throughout Latin America.

Its inspiration is historical, but Panamericana is a thoroughly contemporary exhibition, offering a look at a wide range of visual art being produced today. It is also a highly subjective exhibition, formed by the curator’s own experiences in the region, his observations of its cultures, and a personal examination of his own Latin American heritage.

The exhibition looks at the individuals, questions, and issues that are crucial to Latin America’s current cultural and political climate. Panamericana points toward the enormous wealth of, and relevance of, Latin American culture while acknowledging that it is ultimately impossible to offer a single, definite thesis on such an infinite subject.

The participating artists represent a younger generation of Latin American artists who have in recent years begun to contribute significantly to the cultural landscape of their countries and the region as a whole. While there are certainly connections among their forms, materials, and ideas—including the subject of identity, and its fluidity as a concept—these artists from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Brazil, Cuba, the United States, and beyond do not represent a single artistic style or a hermetic system of visual communication. One of the objectives of Panamericana, rather, is to bring together these diverse voices and introduce them to one another in order to foster a closer dialogue surrounding the visual arts in Latin America and to make that dialogue visible beyond the region.

The exhibition is curated by Jens Hoffmann, director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco.

Participating artists:
Adrián Esparza, Adrián Villar Rojas, Adriana Lara , Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck , Alexandre da Cunha , Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Carla Zaccagnini, Cinthya Soto, Diego Pérez, Eduardo Basualdo Federico Herrero, Gabriel Sierra, Juan Araujo, Juan Capistran, Luis Carlos Hurtado, Marcelo Cidade, Mariana Castillo Deball, Mateo López, Nicolás Paris Vélez, Nuria Montiel, Wilfredo Prieto y Yoan Capote.

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