August 17th – September 2nd
Curators: Ignacio Szmulewicz and Ana Rosa Ibañez (Chile)
A tale witnessed through someone else’s words serves as fuel for imagination. What effect does it have on a body, on an identity, to listen to stories of a distant and somewhat inaccessible world? We live immersed in a society where information seems to be global; but differences in language and customs create invisible, yet thick walls. What we think of as the truth is really a set of deformed interpretations, transferences and exchanges that flow from individual to individual, also giving account of a voracious consumerism of images in the contemporary world.
Seven South-American artists, Carla Garlaschi, Benjamin Altermatt, Elisa Balmaceda, Eduardo Cruces, Martín La Roche, Miguel Soto (Chile) and Rudolph Castro (Perú) – were invited to react to the curator’s tales of the lands of ex-Yugoslavia, imagining similarities and fictions among both cultures. All artists work in relation to the processes of deracination and dislocation regarding their places of origin, evidencing the roughness that exists while living in a continent of difficult but thundering nature, deserted by the world’s politics and sheared by its own leaders. With their work, the exhibition aims to create a fictional narrative that connects the countries of South America to the land of ex-Yugoslavia.
Photo: N. Ivanović