Primavera 2011 | Sesión 3 :: Artistas invitados: Cárdenas, Berrío y García Esquivel

El grupo de crítica latinoamericana los invita este viernes 25 a las 6 pm (19 UP, room 223) a continuar nuestra discusión en torno al arte latinoamericano actual producido en NYC.

En esta ocasión nos visitarán tres artistas residentes en la ciudad. Ellos son los colombianos Miguel Cárdenas y María Berrío, y la artista venezolano-chilena Pilita García Esquivel.

Además de ver y conversar sobre sus últimas producciones, también discutiremos los problemas de la pintura, el dibujo y el collage en tiempos actuales de visualidades virtuales, performáticas e instalaciones.

PRÓXIMA SESIÓN | Viernes 25 de Marzo | 6:00 pm o’clock – 8:00 pm | 13-19 University Place, room 223.

 

ARTISTAS INVITADOS:

María Berrío (NY-Bogotá):http://www.mariaberrio.com

Miguel Cárdenas (NY-Bogotá): www.miguelcardenas.net

Pilita García Esquivel (NY-Chile):  http://www.pilitagarcia.com/

 

MARÍA BERRÍO

Artist born in Bogota, Colombia in 1982, Maria Berrío has been residing in New York City since 2000.
She currently works and lives in Brooklyn since obtaining her BFA at Parsons School of Design in 2004, and MFA at the School of Visual Arts in 2007. Berrío’s work has been showcased in numerous New York City galleries including Praxis International, Chelsea Museum, and the Art Directors Club. Nationally, she has presented her work in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Boston, and Miami where she exhibited in Art Basel 2009. Berrio has also displayed her work internationally in Bogota and will be presenting works at an upcoming exhibit in Vermont at the Green and Blue Gallery.
Berrío was recently awarded residency at Chashama in Brooklyn and is currently commissioned with CityArts to create a mural in Harlem. Some of her shows include:

Solo:

2006 Mama, The Read gallery , Brooklyn, New York
2008 Luz, Sensei Gallery, New York
2009 Between humans and animals,, Kokoro Gallery, San Francisco

Group:
2007 Secret Lives, Art Directors Club Gallery, New York

2008 Colorin Colorado, Praxis International Gallery, New York

2009 The Book show, School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York
2009 Thesis Show , School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York
2009 Home is were the heart is , The tree lamas gallery , Brooklyn , New York
2009 Group show, Praxis International gallery, New York

 

MIGUEL CÁRDENAS

Grew up in Colombia and moved to the United States to attend the Rhode Island School of Design. He graduated from the painting department in 1996, after participating in RISD’s European Honors program in Rome.
He moved to New York City upon graduating and continued to paint while working as political cartoonist, gallery director, curator, art advisor and set designer among others. During this time he started to travel to the Amazon basin in Colombia as part of an ongoing research for his paintings.
In 2005 he completed his master’s degree in Visual Arts at Columbia University and received the Agnes Martin award. Upon graduating he taught painting at Columbia’s visual arts department.
Miguel has exhibited in Latin America, Europe and the United States, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Banco de la República Museum in Bogotá. He will be having his first comprehensive exhibition this spring at the Museo de Arte de Pereira in Colombia. He currently lives and works in New York City.

 

PILITA GARCÍA ESQUIVEL

Artist born in Viña del Mar, Chile, 1972. She lived many years in Venezuela before moving to NYC. She studied at the Universidad Católica de Chile and then at The School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she currently lives and works. Among others, she has worked for Vito Acconci Ryan McGinness and Cai Guo Qiang as an archival assistant, Studio Manager and videographer respectively. She is currently working on private painting commissions.

Some of her exhibitions include:

2011
“North 6th / Ellas” Night of Festivals, Nanoplex Exhibition, curated by Poppy Muir, London UK.

2010
“Ellas” Art Reach Exhibition, curated by Poppy Muir, Nottingham Night of Festivals, UK, October

2009
“Home” Feria de Arte BA, Galeria Trafix, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Advance Yogi” curated by Mr Trafix at Florencia Lowenthal Gallery, Santiago, Chile

2008
“All Cut Up”, Roebling Hall Gallery,  New York, New York
“Reflect/Refract” curated by Lucia Pizzani, Rich Gallery, London, UK
“Slideluck Potshow” curated by Valeria Cordero, Museo de Arte Acarigua-Araure, Acarigua, Venezuela.
“Feria de Arte Latinoamericano Pinta”, curated by Andreina Fuentes, New York, New York.

2006
“Balance, fuera de Balance” curated by Guillermo Barrios, Jovenes con FIA, Caracas, Venezuela
“The Secret Show” curated by Valeria Cordero, The White Box Gallery, New York, New York

2005
“One of a kind” group show, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York
“Benefit for the Victims of Katrina” The Halcycon Record Store Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
“Venezueland” curated by Alejandra Villasmil, Galeria Galou, Brooklyn, New York
“The First Art Parade” curated by Kathy Grayson, Deitch Projects, New York, New York
“Be Nice” curated by Turner, Orchard Bar, New York, New York
“Postcard Bennefit”  The Real Art Ways, Hartford, Conectticut
“Feria de Arte Americas” curated by Milagros Bello, Miami, Florida
“Made In Venezuela, a group show in concurrence with Art Miami”, South Beach, Florida
“Plastic Works: An Exhibition at Fort Dumb” Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York

2004
“L Factor” curated by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Exit Art,  New York,  New York
“Animas Night Out” curated by Mariano Franseze, Turntables on the Hudson,  New York,  New York

 

Inxilio, el sendero de las lágrimas

Inxilio, el sendero de las lágrimas, es una obra coriográfica y musical puesta en escena por Alvaro Restrepo, con la adaptación musical de Oswaldo Maciá, acaba de ser presentada en Bogotá, en el coliseo El Campín. Doscientos hombres y mujeres de todas partes de Colombia, cubiertos de rojo sangre sobre un negro luto, corren y se atropellan, alucinados, unos sobre otros, para mostrar de frente y sin tapujos la peor tragedia humanitaria de América Latina (solamente superada por Darfur): Cuatro millones de desplazados internos, “inxiliados”, por el conflicto armado. Doscientos hombres y mujeres, uno por cada año de la independencia. Este es el envés de las celebraciones mediáticas del Museo Nacional de Colombia, los fuegos pirotécnicos y los globos multimillonarios desatados en la Plaza de Bolívar. Quién puede ahora repetir el slogan oficial de “Colombia es pasión” sin sentir una arcada de repulsión? Dos textos sobre la obra:

Nota del sociólogo Alfredo Molano al respecto:

http://www.elespectador.com/columna-241177-inxilio-exiliados-su-propia-tierra

Descripción de la obra en:

http://www.culturarecreacionydeporte.gov.co/portal/node/4180

 

Pensando en lo popular y ¿el kitsch?

A propósito de la sesión anterior donde surgió la cuestión popular, por ejemplo, desde los ranchos caraqueños de Pilita y pensando en la pertinencia teórica de lo popular como método de estudio de lo latinoamericano. Encontré este video de LU.CU.MA que es parte de la iniciativa Micromuseo de Gustavo Buntinx. El pintor trata lo popular desde su experiencia y además plantea cuestiones centro/ periferia, ya que él radica en la selva urbana y muestra un claro desprecio por Lima.

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Crítica Latinoamericana es un colectivo de investigación e intervención críticas que crea espacios -reales, virtuales, imaginarios, sociales, comunitarios, textuales, etc.- para activar la reflexión acerca de los problemas de la cultura latinoamericana. Desde 2009 ha organizado actividades de muy diverso tipo: encuentros temáticos con invitados, grupos de discusión, entrevistas públicas, ciclos de cine, etc. En septiembre de 2012 lanzó su plataforma online, CríticaLatinoamericana.com.