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Certain Encounters: Daros-Latinamerica Collection presents the work of twenty artists who either live or have lived in Latin America. The Daros-Latinamerica Collection is based in Zürich, Switzerland and was initiated six years ago. It currently includes more than one hundred artists from all regions of Latin America, and the works focus primarily on the past twenty years with important examples included from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
One of the main challenges in working with a collection is making a selection from a finite number, a selection of works that already has an identity determined by a particular acquisition program. This necessitates a process of curating an entity that is, in a sense, already curated. Rather than attempting to extract a thematic exhibition from the collection or to provide a linear overview of Latin American art, this exhibition emphasizes three important areas from the past five decades. They include abstract, perceptual work from the 1960s and 1970s, conceptual language-based work from the 1970s and 1980s, and the more overtly social/political work of the past twenty years. The work of many of these artists has never been seen before in Vancouver.
Certain Encounters includes work by Carmelo Arden Quin, Fernando Arias, Waltercio Caldas, Luis Camnitzer, Iván Jesús Capote Puentes, Lygia Clark, Carlos Cruz–Diez, Antonio Dias, Juan Manuel Echavarría, León Ferrari, Jorge Macchi, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Vik Muniz, Oscar Muñoz, Hélio Oiticica, Manuel Piña, Nelson Ramos, Lázaro Saavedra, and Santiango Sierra.
The Belkin Art Gallery previously has presented several exhibitions by Cuban artists and this exhibition offers a broader understanding of work from other regions and provides a base for future exhibitions of art from Latin America.
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Daros-Latinamerica Collection, Zürich
mit Carmelo Arden Quin, Fernando Arias, Waltercio Caldas, Luis Camnitzer, Ivan Jesus Capote Puentes, Lygia Clark, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Antonio Dias, Juan Manuel Echavarria, Leon Ferrari, Jorge Macchi, Teresa Margolles, Ana Mendieta, Vik Muniz, Oscar Muñoz, Hélio Oiticica, Manuel Pina, Nelson Ramos, Lazaro Saavedra, Santiago Sierra