Curator: nicoykatiushka (Chile)
Artists: Felipe Santander (Chile), Martin Sastre (Uruguay), Basco Vazko (Chile), Icaro Zorbar (Colombia), Joaquin Cociña in collaboration with Niles Atallah and Cristobal Leon (Chile), Nicolás Rupcich (Chile), Antonia Dias Leite (Brazil), Carla Cari (Chile), Carlos Motta (Colombia), Nicolas Grum (Chile), Freddy Selva (Cuba), Tamara Kostianovsky (Argentina), Francisca Benitez (Chile), Alejandro Moreno (Chile), Ana Roldan (Mexico), nicoykatiushka (Chile), Ariel Bustamante (Chile), Carlos Bonil (Colombia), Cristobal Cea (Chile), Sebastian Mahaluf (Chile), Silvina Arismendi (Uruguay), Aymara Zegers (Chile), Maya Watanabe (Peru), Paula Anguita (Chile), Francisco Tapia Salinas (Chile)
Dates: August 15 to September 12, 2009
Venue: Linda Gallery, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
The curatorial project for the Latin American part of the biennale does not delineate a specific art movement or dialogue within art generations. It explores the risk of literally inventing Latin American art in China. This is only possible in a country like this, so unrelated and so far from Latin American art.
We are not concerned with surveying the direction of contemporary Latin American art, but instead seek to produce cultural exchange and enrichment between artists whose backgrounds might clash, who might be unrelated, who might talk different languages but that have one thing in common: they respond to a dialogue about contemporary phenomena in an intelligent and dynamic manner.
The work on view will make a case for intensity and obsession, not only in the artistic production itself but also in the ethos of the exhibition itself. The kind of show we put together will mirror the energy so crucial to the artistic practice and will embed the spirit of obsessive and uncontrolled growth, expansion, and optimism that is China’s most salient and impossible to ignore feature.
Nicolás Cuestas and Lorena Kraus, "Lorena Kraus is in a Relationship with Nicolás Cuestas"
Sebastian Mahaluf, "Dome/ Nomadic Expansion"