Thursday, 7 June 2012

'BOTH ENDS' AN EXHIBITION BY PROYECTOS ULTRAVIOLETA IN LONDON


Both Ends, an exhibition curated by Proyectos Ultravioleta being installed

Radames Juni Figueroa, Study for a British Flag, spray paint and studs on canvas

Lucia Madriz, Money Talks, rice and beans on floor

Jesus Bubu Negron, guitar, bass, drums and whiskey


Beatriz Lopez, B-Lo, Biography, ongoing




Carolina Caycedo, insertion in dependendy circuits, stamps for bank notes with cost of cocaine, gasoline, and minimal wage per country




Pablo Leon de la Barra, original documents when i was asked to leave the country in 2005



Naufus Figueroa, The (soiled) queen

Byron Marmol's video self portrait as Lord Byron



Juan Pablo Echeverri, John, I'm only Dancing



Jonathan Harker, curator Emiliano Valdez playing a secondary role as a receptionist in a James Bond film



Alberto Rodriguez Colia, transfers of newspaper prints on the British occupation of Belize and Guatemala's attempt to recover the occupied land



view of the opening crowd


we are not in Documenta 13, PLB, S. Benchoam, F. Mujica, A. Pica


BOTH ENDS
Edel Assanti and Proyectos Ultravioleta are pleased to present BOTH ENDS, a group show presenting interdisciplinary work by fourteen artists from Latin America.

BOTH ENDS is not a show about Latin America. It is not a show about London, or the UK, or Europe for that matter. It’s a study of cultural diffusion, interpretation and the relationships between countries and people. BOTH ENDS is an exercise in mutual understanding, an alliance of sorts that will allow us to understand ourselves better by studying the Other.

BOTH ENDS undertakes a reading of everyday social realities and cultural practices in the UK by a generation of artists from a comparatively ‘new’ geography to the occidental stage of contemporary art. Employing a self-referential, playful approach to producing art, the works in this exhibition aim to subvert traditions inherent in British society - monarchy, empire and the stiff upper lip – with the sense of humour and nonchalant fluidity characteristic of their Latin American cultural heritage. Some of the works engage with British ideas and institutions from a subjectively Latin American point of view, whilst others seek to generate symbolic equivalencies between analogous phenomena in their home countries. Underpinning all the works in the exhibition is a desire to establish a dialogue between Latin American culture and an art history specific to the United Kingdom.

Proyectos Ultravioleta is a multifaceted platform for experimentation in contemporary art, founded in 2009, and based in Guatemala City. It’s an initiative dedicated to the production of art exhibitions, multidisciplinary projects, discussion forums, loud concerts, happenings, public interventions, as well as a platform for intermediation between other local and foreign projects.

Artists exhibiting:
ALBERTO RODRÍGUEZ COLLÍA, B-LO, BURÓ DE INTERVENCIONES PÚBLICAS, BYRON MÁRMOL, CAROLINA CAYCEDO, LUCÍA MADRIZ, JESÚS “BUBU” NEGRÓN, JONATHAN HARKER, JUAN PABLO ECHEVERRI, NAUFUS RAMÍREZ-FIGUEROA, PABLO LEÓN DE LA BARRA, RADAMÉS “JUNI” FIGUEROA, REGINA JOSE GALINDO, STEFAN BENCHOAM 

Proyectos Ultravioleta http://uvuvuv.com/
Edel Assanti, 272-274 VAUXHALL BRIDGE ROAD, LONDON, SW1V 1BB
www.edelassanti.com




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