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Entre Siempre y Jamás
(Between Forever and Never)
Artists, participants - see the list below
Commissioner: Patricia Rivadeneira
Deputy Commissioner: Alessandra Bonanni
Curator: Alfons Hug
Co-curators: Paz Guevara, Patricia Rivadeneira
Curator Brazilian participation:
IILA (Italo-Latin American Institute), the institute which, since 1972, has organised the "Latin American Pavilion" at la Biennale di Venezia, will present at the 54th International Art Exhibition an exhibition that brings together for the first time artists from all the countries of Latin America, proposing an experimental project on the culture of the continent.
For this 54th edition, IILA is enjoying the work of a team of Latin American and European experts, such as the IILA Cultural Secretary, Patricia Rivadeneira, Commissioner of the "Latin American Pavilion", and Alfons Hug, invited by IILA as Curator of the Pavilion. Hug was curator of the Bienal de São Paulo in 2002 and 2004 and the Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, in 2009. At the moment he lives in Río de Janeiro, where he heads the Goethe-Institut, institutional partner of this exhibition.
The exhibition is entitled "Entre Siempre y Jamás" (Between always and never), a quote from a poem by the Uruguay writer Mario Benedetti, and is dedicated to the Latin American Bicentenary of Independence, recovering the significance of that independence and its cultural patrimony, articulating through art the temporal and local echoes that stem from it.
The artists participating in this exhibition have explored the length and breadth of Latin America. They’ve visited small, tranquil towns in the hinterland of various countries, the crowded and overflowing megalopolis firmly rooted in the past as well as the modern metropolis that have entirely up-rooted all vestiges of history. Using contemporary resources, they’ve explored all 200 years of Latin American independence.
Leticia El Halli Obeid
* 1975 Córdoba, Argentina.
* 1975 La Paz, Bolivia.
* 1941 Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
* 1972 Santiago de Chile, Chile.
Juan Fernando Herrán
* 1963 Bogotá, Colombia.
* 1969 San José, Costa Rica.
Reynier Leyva Novo
* 1983 Havana, Cuba.
David Pérez Karmadavis
* 1976 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
María Rosa Jijón
* 1968 in Quito, Ecuador.
* 1968 San Salvador, El Salvador.
Regina José Galindo
* 1974 Guatemala-City, Guatemala.
* 1977 Danli, Honduras.
* 1975 Mexico City, Mexico.
* 1937 Managua, Nicaragua.
* 1965 Panama City, Panama.
* 1974 Asunción, Paraguay.
* 1978 Trujillo, Peru.
* 1976 Montevideo, Uruguay.
* 1969 Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
In addition, because IILA's institutional aims include promoting cultural relations between Latin America, Italy and Europe, the exhibition project includes a number of artists who in Latin America have realized works dedicated to the Bicentenary:
Alberto Maria De Agostini
* 1883 Pollone, Italy. In 1910 he arrived in Tierra del Fuego, at the south of Chile and lived there until 1949 as a missionary of the Salesians of Don Bosco order, cartographer, photographer and filmmaker. He died in Turin, Italy, in 1960.
* 1983 Santiago de Chile.
Christine de la Garenne
* 1973 Karlsruhe, Germany.
* 1969 Görlitz, Germany.
with Teresa, Mirta, Dionisia, Noelia and Luisa Gutiérrez from the Wichi indigenous community, Argentina
* 1966 Kirchheim/Teck, Germany.
Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano (IILA)
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