Tonight, I’m off to Hoxton for a private viewing of this exhibition at 20 Projects. Here’s some info on what’s on (this is their Press Release):
Presented by Alexander Dellal and Revolver Gallery, Peru, With the support of Mario Testino
At 20 Hoxton Square | 24th March 2011
A group show exhibiting emerging artists from Peru, selected by Revolver Gallery in Lima and introduced to London by Mario Testino.
“…has taken the white veil; and there is a higher horror in this whiteness of her woe. Old as Pizarro, this whiteness keeps her ruins for ever new; admits not the cheerful greenness of complete decay; spreads over her broken ramparts the rigid pallor of an apoplexy that fixes its own distortions. I know that, to the common apprehension, this phenomenon of whiteness is not confessed to be the prime agent in exaggerating the terror of objects otherwise terrible; nor to the unimaginative mind is there aught of terror in those appearances whose awfulness to another mind almost solely consists in this one phenomenon, especially when exhibited under any form at all approaching to muteness or universality.” Herman Melville. Moby Dick, 1851
‘Bruma’, the Spanish word for veil or cover encompasses a common theme in the selected artworks of what is hidden and what can be unveiled. The works create a mysterious landscape that, in spite of the diverse individual intentions of each artist, raises questions about their collective unconscious. The works in the show seek a real-time reaction from the spectator yet are loaded with specific historical, cultural and social references. Time and space function as a blinding mist that could limit the perspectives as well as unveil a second layer of hidden intentions and meanings determining the constant change in what is perceived by the observer.
Exhibiting these Peruvian artists in London will shed a new perspective into the unconscious dimension of their work and is also an exciting taster of the things to come from the growing contemporary art scene of Latin America.
The show includes works by artists Miguel Andrade Valdez, Jerry B. Martin, José Carlos Martinat, Ishmael Randall Weeks and Giancarlo Scaglia.
“I am pleased to have been able to introduce Revolver Gallery from Lima, Peru, to 20Hoxton Square Projects, a London-based art space, two young institutions from dissimilar countries. Both have a respectable program of exhibitions and represent a selection of amazing visual artists. Being an avid supporter of both Galleries, I am extremely excited by the prospect of showcasing Peruvian talent at this exciting space in London.” Mario Testino
About Alexander Dellal
Alexander Dellal launched 20 Hoxton Square Projects in 2007 as a collaborative project space and a creative hub for independent projects. Since its inception the gallery has gained a reputation as a dynamic space, working with established artists, galleries and guest curators, whilst nurturing its own stable of artists in a progressive artistic environment. Alexander is now going on to produce projects and exhibitions in a range of temporary spaces Worldwide, working with a community of internation galleries and artsts.
About Revolver Gallery, Peru
Revolver is the project of art dealer Renzo Gianella and artist Giancarlo Scaglia which began three years ago to boost the representation of the Peruvian contemporary art scene. Gianella and Scaglia set up Revolver in Lima on the first floor of a friend’s café three years ago, since then, they have been showing the most exciting of the new generation of artists in Peru. Its program is enhanced by a project of international residencies, which aim to create a dialogue between local artists and those of other latitudes in order to break the isolation of Lima’s art scene.
Exhibition Continues: 24thh March – 30th April 2011
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