domingo, 24 de mayo de 2009

Dos noticias sobre la Bienal de Venecia

Cuelgo dos noticias concernientes a la Bienal de Venecia (difundidas por e-flux) y la participación de artistas peruanos en ella. La primera es un post -el cual copio en su totalidad- de Emilio Tarazona informando el fallecimiento de la curadora Irma Arrestizábal quien estaba a cargo del pabellón del IILA - Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano en la vienal y en la cual participa la artista Sandra Gamarra.
El segundo es sobre el The Fear Society - Pabellón De La Urgencia (o La Sociedad del Miedo) bajo la curaduría del artista peruano Jota Castro y en donde también participa Fernando Bryce junto con artistas como la cubana Tania Bruguera, Martin Dammann (Alemania), Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), entro otros. Todos ellos reunidos bajo el eje del miedo como factor humano producido por una situación individual así como social o colectiva.
AQUÍ UN FRAGMENTO DEL TEXTO PUBLICADO MÁS ABAJO.
"El mundo ha cambiado en los últimos seis meses. Muchas de nuestras convicciones se han derrumbado, y afectados por una nueva realidad cotidiana. Una cosa puede estar seguro: nuestra sociedad está regida por el miedo. El miedo es una respuesta emocional a las amenazas y el peligro. La capacidad para el miedo es parte de la naturaleza humana, pero la experiencia del miedo se ve afectado por las influencias históricas y culturales.

¿Qué es lo que la gente teme más? Cambio, el otro, el caos financiero, las arañas, la muerte, los ataques terroristas, el desempleo, siendo un fracaso, la inmigración, la soledad, el futuro ...
La idea fundamental de este proyecto es mostrar un arte que podría reflejar la aterradora veces estamos viviendo.

El miedo Sociedad - Pabellón de la urgencia es un proyecto de la Región de Murcia, lugar de celebración de la 8 ª edición de Manifesta - Bienal Europea de Arte Contemporáneo, prevista para otoño de 2010."
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Me han participado vía correo electrónico que Irma Arrestizábal (quien desde la dirección del Instituto Italo Latino Americano de Roma, ha venido organizando y curando la representación de varios países latinoamericanos dentro de la Bienal de Venecia) ha fallecido hace una semana. Ella había estado internada durante el último mes. Su proyecto de exposición para la 53 bienal de Venecia queda en manos de las personas que trabajan en el IILA. Desde este blog lamentamos enormemente esta súbita noticia. Adjunto aquí la información sobre el pabellón organizado por el IILA, enviada por E-flux a fines de abril.


Latin American Pavilion - IILA
53rd International Art Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia


Mundus Novus/New Worlds: Contemporary Art of Latin America
Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Dominican Republic.

June 7 - November 22, 2009

Artigliere dell'Arsenale - 30121 Venice
http://www.iila.org

Commissioner: Patricia Rivadeneira, Cultural Secretary of the IILA
Assistant Commissioner: Alessandra Bonanni
Curator: Irma Arestizábal

Opening: June 5, 6:30 p.m.


http://www.iila.org/
http://www.labiennale.org

Within the general theme selected for the 2009 edition of the 53rd International Art Exhibition, Fare Mondi/Making Worlds, the Pavilion of the Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano (IILA) representing Latin America will bear the name Mundus Novus - Contemporary Art of Latin America.

The pavilion will occupy 700 square meters in Artigliere dell'Arsenale, one of the most noble exhibition spaces in Venice, along with I Giardini (The Garden).

Following the lead set by the Biennale Art Director, Daniel Birbaum, the Latin American Pavilion, curated by Irma Arestizábal, will not be divided into sections but rather is a unique exhibition intertwining different themes in an organic unity, where the artworks will interact and dialogue among themselves and the space itself.

Artists from Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru and the Dominican Republic will make up the Latin American Pavilion in 2009.

Alberto Baraya (Colombia) has worked on Herbarium of Artificial Plants for a long time; it is a work in progress which reformulates the scientific journeys of the XVIII and XIX centuries. At the 53rd Venice Biennale, Baraya will create an Expedition to Venice, gathering flowers produced at the Murano glass ovens or the ones that are sold in the tourist outlets of the City of Venice.

In Olimpo Fernando Falconí (Ecuador) explores the image of the Chimborazo volcano, a geographic and historic Latin American landmark. A video portrays the melting of the volcano´s snow cap.

The New World Gods are represented by Darío Escobar (Guatemala) in his Kukulcan Installation. Dominated by the tail of a red Quetzalcoatl, the mythical feathered serpent made out bicycle tires, which follows the artist´s longtime research project related to the re-contextualization of the object as a piece of art.

Paper Moon by Paul Ramírez Jonas (Honduras), that makes us think about how its crescent shape is perceived in various ways in the Southern Hemisphere, talks to us about recovering the meaning of words when he says: I Create as I Talk. His ABRACADABRA piece reconstructs the image conceptually.

The Cloud by Ramses Larzábal (Cuba) reinforces the constructivist vocation of Latin American art.

Such a vocation also guides the production of Luis Roldán (Colombia) who evokes a lyrical and existential dimension of urban life in his work that is made out of little fragments.

A different vision of a city comes from Carlos Garaicoa (Cuba), who plays with architectural renderings as if he was the biographer of a place made out of wax, light, bricks and paper.

A strange world populated by rare specimens and diverse ethnic Mutants is how Raquel Paiewonsky (Dominican Republic) fuses elements of urban life, stereotypes of all kind, nature, spirituality and instinct.

The color of plants, birds, and the sky create a palette of diverse hues and patterns. That is what one experiences with the work of Federico Herrero (Costa Rica) who, in a mélange of gesture and color, paints places where, according to his sentiment, color is essential.

Color and patterns that evoke Latin America´s cultural syncretism are also key in the Inca and Aymara textile installation assembled by Gastón Ugalde (Bolivia), creating a spectacular setting of design and texture.

A new vision of space is brought to our attention in the tromp l´oeil effect created by photographer Nils Nova (El Salvador), dissolving the limits between reality and fiction. In his work, Nova defies the classic perspective creating an image of the space dedicated to the Latin American Pavilion, and projecting it into infinity.

It is also the space of the Latin American Pavilion itself and the artworks comprising the Latin American representation at the Biennale that is reflected in the painting of Sandra Gamarra (Peru). Her canvas summarizes the New Worlds presented by the Region at the 53rd Biennale di Venezia.

Inauguration:
Biennale: June 4, 5, and 6, 2009.
IILA Pavilion Mundus Novus - Contemporary Art of Latin America: June 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Catalogue
An illustrated catalogue that will also include other works related to the exhibition will be available.

Sponsor:
Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.
MACIA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Italiano en América
MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima - Perú
Fondazione Logudoro – Italia
Fundación Punta del Este
Museo de Arte de la República Dominicana – Santo Domingo
PINTA - the Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Fair, New York, London

Cultural Secretariat: +39 06 68492.224 – 246; e-mail: s.culturale@iila.org
Press Office: Tel. +39 06 68492.209; e-mail: stampa@iila.org

Istituto Italo-Latino Americano - Palazzo Santacroce - Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, 3 - 00186 Roma - Italia. Tel. +39 06 68492.1 - Fax +39 06 6872834 - http://www.iila.org/

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The Fear Society -
Pabellón De La Urgencia


Regina José Galindo
Confesión
2007
performance, Caja Blanca, Palma de Mallorca
Photo: Julian Stallabrass
Courtesy prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan/Lucca


A PROJECT BY

THE REGION OF MURCIA

Collateral event of the

53rd International Art Exhibition -

La Biennale di Venezia

4 June - 4 October 2009

Location:

Arsenale Novissimo,

Tese di San Cristoforo,

Tesa 92, Venice

http://www.thefearsociety.eu/


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Curated by Jota Castro

Artists invited: Tania Bruguera, Fernando Bryce, Jota Castro, Martin Dammann, Regina José Galindo, Rainer Ganahl, goldiechiari, Hans Haacke, Alfredo Jaar, Jesus Martinez Oliva, Jesus Segura, Ann-Sofi Sidén

Press preview and opening: THURSDAY 4 JUNE, 2009 AT 4 PM

Location: Arsenale Novissimo, Tese di San Cristoforo, Tesa 92, Venice

Exhibition dates: 4 JUNE - 4 OCTOBER 2009

Opening hours: from 4 to 7 June, open 10 am to 8 pm / from 8 June to 4 October, open from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Tuesdays

TANIA BRUGUERA PRESENTS AUTOSABOTAGE 5 JUNE - 15PM

http://www.thefearsociety.eu/

Murcia Cultural of the Autonomous Community of Murcia Region, presents, with the occasion of the 53rd International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, an international group show of artists who work or have worked on the theme of fear.

The world has changed in the last six months. Many of our convictions have collapsed, and we get hit by a new reality everyday. One thing can be sure: our society is governed by fear. Fear is an emotional response to threats and danger. The capacity to fear is part of human nature but the experience of fear is affected by historical and cultural influences.

What do people fear most? Change, the other, financial chaos, spiders, death, terrorist attacks, unemployment, being a failure, immigration, being alone, the future...

The fundamental idea of this project is to show an art that could mirror the frightening times we are living in.

The Fear Society - Pabellón de la Urgencia is a project by the Region of Murcia, venue of the 8th edition of Manifesta - European Contemporary Art Biennial, scheduled for fall 2010.

Catalogue and Newspaper will be published, edited by Mousse

Organization: Región Autonómica de Murcia, Consejería de Cultura y Turismo, Murcia Cultural
http://www.carm.es/ctyc http://www.murciacultural.org/mcultural

Coordination: Chiara Agnello, Roberta Tenconi
info@thefearsociety.eu, Rosa Miñano Pintor, Juan Pérez Pérez, Maria Nicolás Orenes.

Press office: Carlo Simula +39 347 7973217
press@thefearsociety.eu

Reaching the venue: Take the Vaporetto ACTV to Bacini stop (about 30 minutes from Piazza San Marco). Walk from the main entrance of the Arsenale, following signpost (about 15 minutes). During the Biennale opening days, a free boat service connecting the Arsenale with the Arsenale Novissimo will be available.