Artists:Teresa Bracamonte, Marina García-Burgos, Evelyn Merino-Reyna and Lizi Sánchez
Curatorial team: María de los Ángeles Cardoen, Matilde Cesareo, Friederike Hoberg, Aldonso Palacio, Olga Fromentin, Adriana Santangelo, Mateo Wiegold.
Curatorial Advisor | Periferia Projects: Lassla Esquivel Durand
Dates: 19th November - 17th December, 2018
Place: IESA arts&culture’s La Galerie – 1 Cité Griset 75011, Paris.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm.
Lima In-Quieta was conceived as a multidisciplinary experience, comprises visual arts, music, theatre, film, video-art, gastronomy and fashion. This project invites the audience to appreciate Peru’s diversity and interculturalism, as well as its global and international stature, beyond stereotypes. It aims to portray Peru and its culture from a different perspective.
This exhibition features the works of four Peruvian artists: Teresa Bracamonte, Marina García-Burgos, Evelyn Merino-Reyna and Lizi Sánchez, whom together present different sides of this energetic, vibrant, ever-changing city. García-Burgos and Merino-Reyna investigate their city from within even though they remain receptive for international references. Meanwhile, Bracamonte and Sánchez, who live abroad, explore Lima and Peru from an outer viewpoint. Their body of work allows us to see Lima and its diversity from a global and international perspective. Their use of different media aims to illustrate a comprehensive experience of Lima, showing its true colors.
Lima In-Quieta reveals the artists' vision regardless of where they are based. This show evidences a world that constantly changes, where the city of Lima is for these artists a reference, roots, a starting point, inspiration, reflection and also the possibility of a critical stance. These different perspectives provide a 360-degree vision of the city of Lima and its pluralism.
The exhibition presents nine photographs by Teresa Bracamonte showing how ephemeral some features of the city are. She raises awareness of the fragility and nostalgia of the sites she portrays by enhancing its details for the spectator to notice before they fade away.
Evelyn Merino-Reyna showcases ten works focusing on the macro landscape – a well-known signature in her body of work –, taking aerial pictures that provide a clear view of the contrasts Lima is made of.
The exhibition also includes two photo-sculptures by Marina García-Burgos. These works are made of books, in which she prints photographs that serve as testimony of the Limenian urban skyline. More specifically, she registers buildings that have been abandoned or repurposed, just as the books she uses.
Finally, Lizi Sánchez displays three works especially created for this exhibition, inspired by feminist activist Magda Portal's poem Liberación, adding a social-political view on the city of Lima.
The dialogue between the works of these four artists offers many tools to explore the essence of Lima, of the Peruvian culture and its current situation, allowing the audience to fully connect with the city and the artists.
This exhibition was curated by a team of young professionals from the International Department at IESA arts&culture, alongside Mexican curator Lassla Esquivel. This project is an initiative of the Latin American Department at IESA arts&culture in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru in France. This exhibition was included in the programme of the Quinzaine Culturelle du Pérou en France – QUIPU 2018.
The curatorial team would like to thank the trust and support of:
Carlos Amézaga. MINISTER | EMBASSY OF PERU IN FRANCE
Boris Grebille. DIRECTOR | IESA ARTS&CULTURE
Grecia Cáceres. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | IESA LATIN AMERICAN DEPARTMENT
Ana Lucia Carbajal. CULTURAL ATTACHÉ | EMBASSY OF PERU IN FRANCE
Cynthia Cervantes. PROJECT ADVISOR | IESA INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT
Lima In-Quieta would also like to thank the kind support of Mathias Bloch and Younique Gallery representing Evelyn Merino-Reyna.
21 NOV, 7 PM Discussion panel with the artists Teresa Bracamonte, Evelyn Merino-Reyna and Lizi Sánchez.
26 NOV, 8 PM . Dramatic reading of the dramaturgy “El Lenguaje de las Sirenas” by Mariana de Althaus.
30 NOV, 6 PM Projection of contemporary Peruvian films, short-films and documentaries.
3 DEC, 7 PM Round table: France/Peru: Intercultural Perspectives. Guests: Grecia Cáceres, Valentina Arce, Maco Calderón and Mathias Bloch.