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E.D.E.L.O. (En Donde Era La ONU)

Arte Urgente, 2013

Performances, Interventions and Public Actions

 

"Art is not a right or privilege, it is a daring, a need

to exorcise the fear that causes us an anxiety of being an enigma against forces greater than our understanding and for possibly recovering the inalienable right of the human being to create."

 

Urgent Art is a term coined by artists in Chiapas in 2013. Urgent Art is an interpretive practice, developed in response to the cultural, social, personal, and political, that occur in this geographical context. The video series presented are the result of various collaborations between artists in Chiapas who use the landscape and body actions which poetically approach stresses such as class struggle, memory, and the possibilities of personal liberation. Here, artists are invited to explore the idea of a "Urgent Art", an artistic practice that its immediate treatment is conceptual with the radicalization of emotion, communication, and the initial aesthetic that seduces its public.

 

The six videos presented here are a sample of performance, public interventions, and sculptural actions that explore the ideas of an Art Urgent. Each video is a collaboration between the artist and actors from different disciplines in the development of artworks that avoid the classification of an artistic practice, hoping to free the artist from the pressures of Art History and the demands of creating with "newness". In a time like the present, artistic creation must have a sense of urgency, is to create much in a short period of time in a safe, confident, and calm manner.

 

 

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ARTE URGENTE

En La Galeria

San Cristobal de las Casas

Agost 23 - Septiembre 25

 

"El Arte no es un derecho o privilegio, es un arrojo, una necesidad por exorcizar el terror que nos causa la ansiedad de ser un enigma frente a fuerzas superiores a nuestro entendimiento y posiblemente, recuperando el derecho inalienable del ser humano a la creación".

 

Arte Urgente es un término acuñado por artistas en Chiapas en el 2013. Arte Urgente es una práctica interpretativa, desarrollada en respuesta a las circunstancias culturales, sociales, personales y políticas, que ocurren en este contexto geográfico. La serie de videos que se presentan, son el resultado de diversas colaboraciones entre artistas de Chiapas que utilizan el paisaje y el cuerpo en acciones que poéticamente se acercan a tensiones tales como la lucha de clases, la memoria y las posibilidades de la liberación personal.  Se invita a artistas a explorar la idea de un "Arte Urgente", una práctica artística que es inmediata en el trato conceptual, radicalizando la emoción, la comunicación y la estética inicial que seduce a su público.

 

Los seis videos que aquí se presentan, son una muestra de performance, intervenciones públicas y acciones escultóricas que exploran las ideas de un Arte Urgente. Cada vídeo es una colaboración entre el artista y los actores de diversas disciplinas, en el desarrollo de obras de arte que eviten la clasificación de una práctica artística, con la esperanza de liberar al artista de las presiones de la historia del arte y de las exigencias de la creación donde impera la "novedad". En un momento como el actual, la creación artística debe tener un sentido de urgencia; es crear mucho en un corto período de tiempo de una manera segura, confidente, y con calma.

 

Galería de la Raza

San Francisco Caifornia

PRESENTS

Next exhibition: "TRACES"

 

Exhibition August 9 - September 28, 2013

Opening reception Friday, August 9

7pm

 

New works by

E.D.E.L.O. Residencia (Chiapas)

Daniel Godinez Nivón (Mexico City)

Jimena Mendoza (Mexico City)

Alberto [Beto] Ruiz (Oaxaca)

Utari Blackbox (Jalisco)

 

Galería de la Raza is pleased to present TRACES, an exhibition featuring the work of five Mexican artists, all of whom are exhibiting for the first time in the United States. The artists interweave indigenous ideology into their contemporary artistic practice utilizing various media such as textile, collage, sound-based installation, and performance. Each artist uses a distinct visual language to articulate identities informed by a rich cultural ancestry, drawing upon the past to develop a layered understanding of present day place, space, and culture.

 

Through investigation, collaboration, and experimentation, all five artists produced a body of work illustrating the persistence of pre-colonial heritage in spite of colonization and globalization and draw on concepts such as indigenous autonomy, religious cosmovision, and ceremony. While some of the pieces pay homage to these pre-colonial practices, others present hybrid identities and new cultural myths.

 

 

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