Tentoonstelling Air in Zuidoost#2018

*Group show

November 3, 2018. 20hs
CBK Zuidoost. Anton de Komplein 120 , Amsterdam, Holland.

Op zaterdag 3 november opent CBK Zuidoost de tentoonstelling Air in Zuidoost#2018, als onderdeel van Museumnacht Amsterdam 2018

Opening: 20 uur

Een tentoonstelling met werk van (inter)nationale kunstenaars die tijdelijk in Amsterdam Zuidoost woonden en werkten en in hun werk reflecteren op dit deel van Amsterdam. Kunstenaars: Magda Augusteijn (NL), CFGNY(Daniel Chew en Tin Nguyen, New York, USA), Luis Hernández Mellizo(Colombia), Esther Meijer/ Nieuw Jurk (NL), Bronwyn Katz (Zuid-Afrika), Donna Kukama (Zuid-Afrika), Maga Berr (Peru/NL), Terrence Musekiwa(Zimbabwe), Tammy van Nerum (NL), Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi(Zimbabwe), Fleur Ouwerkerk (NL).


remixes @ timoteo navarro

remixes @ timoteo navarro

En el marco de la 11° edición de "La Noche de los Museos" diferentes artistas intervendrán la obra sonora: “mediodía de mi vida” de Rubén Zerrizuela, 

Artistas convocados:
Gustavo Nieto, Javier Soria Vasquez, Diego Bianchi, Exequiel Klopman, Vero Corrales, Coloration Gr, Gustavo Obeso, Sebastián Barros, Eduardo Ferrell, Francisco Di Gianni, Agustín Lobo, Triana Leborans, Victor Lopez Zumelzu, Leopoldo Estol, Gema Calderó Danna, Héctor Barreiro, Daniel Edwin Alva Torres, Gus Lezcano, Alma Laprida, Alvaro Cifuentes, Julieta Tarraubella, Luis Hernández Mellizo, Ananké Asseff, Pola Diaz Mendilaharzu y Gus Lezcano.

Sábado 6 de Octubre de 2018. 18 a 24 hs. Sala Spilimbergo del Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Timote E. Navarro. Calle 9 de Julio 44. San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina


Una lenta carrera de relevos

Resumen de 4 años de intervenciones del proyecto La Mancha en LPEP El proyecto La Mancha empezó como una propuesta para realizar intervenciones artísticas en el muro de la terraza de LPEP, cada autor al cabo de cada solsticio se encargaría de conseguir un artista que lo relevara, llevamos cuatro años en un programa autogestionado que ha movilizado artistas de Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile y Argentina. Aquí presentamos un resumen de lo hecho y la nueva intervención Convivencias y acuerdos de Pablo Houdin para La Mancha en su séptima versión.
Bienvenidos. La Paternal Espacio Proyecto. Espinosa 2672. CABA, Argentina.
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BREAD AND WORK. For Tikkertje

* Solo intervention

"Work in progress. Luis Hernández Mellizo turn on our Tikkertje wall. Initiated in Buenos Aires as La Mancha, the Tikkertje project takes place on our moving wall. The idea is that an artist does his project here on the wall and after that appoints another artist to do the same.."

Parce Gallery in Gent, Belgium.
Predikherenlei 2, room 2 (ground floor), 9000 Gent, 
Predikherenlei 2 op gelikvloers verdieping, kamer 2
+32 483342456


Poética de las relaciones

* Exposición colectiva

El pasado 28 de julio de 2018 se inauguró la muestra Poética de las Relaciones. Álbum #3 en el Espacio Colón.

Curaduría: Florencia Battiti - Diseño de Montaje: Daniel Fischer 

Av. Colón, 76, Piso 7, Depto. 14, Cordoba, Argentina


Press review about For Freedoms in Henrique Faria NY

* Press review


For Freedoms: A Benefit Exhibition in Support of Acción por la LibertadOpening Reception: Thursday June 21, 6-9 pm
Exhibition runs through August 17, 2018 Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 11-6 pm
Henrique Faria Fine Art is honored to present For Freedoms, an exhibition to benefit Acción por la Libertad (Action for Freedom), an initiative that is committed to freedom and democracy in Venezuela. The foundation’s objective is to promote human rights and to document and report violations against fundamental rights: freedom of opinion and
expression, freedom of association and assembly and, more recently, freedom of movement. This organization was born after the persecution and arbitrary detentions of political dissidents and students imposed by the Venezuelan government upon its citizens since the protests that started in February 2014. The exhibition title, For Freedoms, not only acknowledges the ultimate goals of Acción por la Libertad, but also references the momentous State of the Union Address given by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in January 1941 and the effects this speech has made on the cause for human rights and democracy worldwide, most recently in the 2016 founding of the Political Action Committee, For Freedoms, by artists and activists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman to demonstrate the importance of art as an essential act of participation in civil society. The artists featured in this exhibition span several generations and represent multiple countries in Latin America and, and as such, their work reflects on the evolution of the social, political and economic events in the region over the last fifty years and the current state of affairs,
particularly in Venezuela.
As Roosevelt was reciting his 1941 State of the Union Address, Europe had entered into the second year of World War II, and while the U.S. would not formally enter the war for another eleven months, Roosevelt recognized the threats of tyranny and fascism to democracy and security. In this dark period, he envisioned a future secured through the worldwide establishment of four freedoms: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. He continued, “That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called new order of
tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.”
From reading Roosevelt’s words, it is easy to draw comparisons between the state of the world in 1941 and today, and, in this case, between the autocratic conditions in Latin America in the 1970s and 80s and the desolate state of Venezuela today, which create a resonance among the works of art on display. Horacio Zabala’s Anteproyecto para la perforación de un muro de cemento (Draft for the Perforation of a Cement Wall, 1973) can be seen as a chilling foreshadowing of Daniel Ceballos and Diana López’s collaborative work Lubyanka, or Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain (2018), featuring portraits of fellow political prisoners of the Maduro regime that Ceballos created inside of El Helicoide in Caracas, a modernist landmark building that has been converted into a jail for political prisoners, where they were being held captive. Fernando “Coco” Bedoya’s Siluetas (Silhouettes, 1986), human outlines composed of letters of the alphabet, born out of Buenos Aires’ 1983 El Siluetazo protest denouncing the Argentine Military Junta’s tactics of repression and disappearing political dissidents by painting silhouettes of disappeared people throughout the Plaza de Mayo, provide another historical context for Juan José Olavarría’s series La Cola(The Line, 2018), drawings which portray the profiles and silhouettes of Venezuelan people who must endure waiting on hours-long lines to get access to basic necessities including food, medicine and legal documents. Carlos Zerpa’s photoperformance Ninguno de nosotros es mudo (None of Us Is Mute, 1977) and Armando Ruiz’s Nuestra música(Our Music, 2016) explore how repercussions of repression and censorship replace the voices of the people with a
harshly silent void. Other artists, such as Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck in Merchandise Exhibition – First class – 1965(2015), Marcelo Brodsky in his series 1968, The Fire of Ideas (2015) and Luis Hernandez Mellizo in Luto cinético(Kinetic Mourning, 2001-2003), appropriate images and aesthetics from the 1950s and 60s, and through this direct comparison question how much has changed for the better since Modernist ideals were unleashed and disseminated
throughout the world.
For Freedoms maintains the continued and powerful role art has held in protest and civic engagement in modern times through its capacity to give body, language and a voice to topics that challenge the status quo and the reactionary and to put forward strategies for resistance and, ultimately, for communal healing. An important tactic has been the usurping of public space and the insertion of art in unlikely, but highly visible spaces, with historical instances being El Siluetazo and Juan Carlos Romero’s poster Violencia (Violence, 1971) being posted on walls throughout Buenos Aires, and more recent examples including Iván Candeo’s surreptitious panoramic filming of an
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imposingly large government building in the Miraflores neighborhood in Caracas and Juan Carlos Rodríguez’s darkly humorous Paisaje didáctico (Didactic Landscape, 2008) in which an anonymous narrator explains the scenery in a Venezuelan landscape painting, replete with guerrilla fighters hiding in the vegetation. Another method has been to co-opt the language of oppressive institutions and turn it on its head, as seen in Leandro Katz’s First You Kill Our Leaders (1986), Valentina Alvarado’s Aí (4 Letras) (2018) and Diana López’s Silabarios invertidos (Inverted Syllabaries, 2017). Other artists have chosen to subvert popular/populist imagery, as in Jorge Caraballo’s graphic print S.O.S. (c. 1976); in Mariana Bunimov’s untitled depictions of the recent media coverage of the protests in Caracas (2016); Luis Molina-Pantin’s Best-Sellers –International– (2008), the internationally bestselling autobiographies and biographies of infamous dictators with their visages gracing the front covers, Esperanza Mayobre’s Monumento a la TV (y a Brancusi) [Monument to the TV (And to Brancusi), 2010], carved stone televisions that demonstrate the supreme power of the state controlled medium in Venezuela; and Alexander Apóstol’s El Helicoide Stills (2003/2018) that show a fountain slowly washing away an image of El Helicoide. In implementing these various techniques, these artists demonstrate the will to keep culture expanding and moving forward despite institutional efforts to maintain widespread conservatism and protect their own interests over those of the people. As Thomas and Gottesman affirm in the For Freedoms manifesto, “Participation is citizenship”, and by viewing these works, by thinking and talking about them, the spectator becomes necessarily active, contributing to
the circulation of new ideas beyond the immediate scope of the gallery and the art world.
When the words and actions of unjust political leaders have come to dominate every level of daily life and whose decisions, the disastrous ramifications of which, have international consequences, it can be easy to overlook the multitudes of people who are taking steps within their means to counter corruption and fear and to fight for their inalienable freedoms and rights as human beings. As Roosevelt reminded in the conclusion of his address, “Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those
rights or keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose.” All of the proceeds of this exhibition will directly support the
endeavors of Acción por la Libertad and their mission to restore peace and security in the lives of all Venezuelans.
Participating Artists:
Valentina Alvarado
Deborah Castillo
Luis Molina-Pantin
Alexander Apóstol
Nayarí Castillo
Juan José Olavarría
Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck
Daniel Ceballos
Fernando “Coco” Bedoya
Sigfredo Chacón
Luis Roldán
Ángela Bonadies
Guillermo Deisler
Juan Carlos Romero
Hayfer Brea
Leandro Katz
Juan Carlos Rodríguez
Marcelo Brodsky
Ara Koshiro
Armando Ruiz
Violette Bule
Diana López
Horacio Zabala
Mariana Bunimov
Juan Loyola
Carlos Zerpa
Iván Candeo
Humberto Márquez
Jorge Caraballo
Esperanza Mayobre
Carlos Castillo
Luis Hernández Mellizo
For press inquiries please contact Eugenia Sucre, Director, at eugenia@henriquefaria.com
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For freedoms

* Exposición colectiva

Opening June 21 6-9pm, exhibition until August 17, 2018
35 East 67th St. NY USA

Lectura pública “Quiero un presidente…”

  • *Lectura pública

  • Inauguración jueves 14 junio, 2018, desde las 3pm.
  • Jueves 14 de Junio Plazoleta Espacio Odeón
  • Un proyecto de Espacio Odeón y editorial Salvaje 
  • Programa Alternativo

En 1992 la artista, feminista y activista queer estadounidense Zoe Leonard escribió un poema-manifiesto llamado “I want a president…” en el que presenta un retrato conmovedor del clima cultural y político de principios de la década de 1990 en la ciudad de Nueva York con palabras que aún resuenan. Lo escribió en 1992, el año en que la poeta Eileen Myles se postulaba como candidata a la presidencia junto a George H.W Bush, Bill Clinton y Ross Perot. La identidad de Myles contrastaba con sus ricos oponentes masculinos: una mujer gay proveniente de una comunidad directamente afectada por la pobreza y el SIDA.La revista para la cual el poema fue escrito inicialmente se disolvió antes de su publicación, pero el texto circuló de forma orgánica, ganando gran popularidad con el paso del tiempo. En 2006, por invitación de la revista feminista genderqueer LTTR, Leonard revivió el texto en forma de postal, y posteriormente el trabajo ha sido leído, traducido y reinventado por varios grupos en el contexto de numerosas elecciones políticas en Estados Unidos y el extranjero. 
A propósito de la temporada de elecciones presidenciales 2018, Espacio Odeón y editorial SALVAJE hemos invitado a diversos miembros de la comunidad artística y literaria colombiana a producir un texto basado en el de Leonard a partir de nuestro contexto actual, para repensar la figura de presidente y preguntarnos sobre lo que queremos en nuestros líderes, así como lo que podemos imaginar para el futuro de nuestra sociedad desde nuestras vivencias personales y nuestras políticas más íntimas. Los textos producidos serán leídos públicamente el día jueves 14 de junio en la plazoleta de Espacio Odeón por sus autores y otros colaboradores. Lo invitamos a acompañarnos en esta jornada de lectura con micrófono abierto.


Documentación en linea que compila los discursos de los artistas participantes:



FAENZA Muestra de videoarte 2018

* Muestra de videoarte

Sábado 19 de mayo de 2018 10, 14 y 17:30hs
Teatro Bogotá Calle 22 5-62. Bogotá, Colombia.
Entrada libre