Exhibition: Sabor y Control

VAP 2021-Q1

Sabor y Control aims to highlight the dialogue that exists between two opposing forces that are constantly being interrogated by contemporary Latin American artists: The joy of life, represented through an array of lively colors, mediums, music and flavors our culture has to offer, and the contrasting social, cultural and political realities that have resulted in colonial, dictatorial, military and social oppression and corruption.

This exhibition brings together a wide range of voices and works by artists from Latin America and the Caribbean to shine a light on a world in which we, as Latin Americans, encounter and navigate the tensions where the concepts of “Sabor” and “Control” always co-exist hand in hand.

About the curator:

Iván Sikic (Lima, 1983) has shown work at The 8th Floor (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima (Peru), Smack Mellon (Brooklyn), Km 0.2 (San Juan, Lima and Mexico City), Luis Adelantado (Bogotá, Madrid, and Valencia), UV Estudios (Buenos Aires), The Border Project Space (Brooklyn), Kunstraum (Brooklyn), MANA Contemporary, Miami (presented by Good To Know), Local Project (LIC, Queens) and Vigil Gonzales (Lima), to name a few. Sikic has also shown work at the Segunda Bienal Tropical (Loiza, 2016) curated by Marina Reyes Franco, Radamés ’Juni’ Figueroa, Stefan Benchoam & Pablo León de la Barra. In 2020 Sikic was commissioned a new performance for The Immigrant Artist Biennial curated by Katya Grokhovsky and Harry Weil which was presented at Greenwood Cemetery (Brooklyn).

His work has been written about extensively in global arts and broad mainstream media publications including Artnet News, The Huffington Post, The Creators Project, Metro, New York, Art Guide Australia, Fast Company, Art Report, La Vanguardia Spain, TerremotoMX, Relieve Contemporáneo, Artishock and Art Reveal Magazine NY, El Espectador (Colombia), amongst others.

Sikic is currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

Participating Artists:

Catalina Andonie, Mariajosé Argenzio, Básica TV , Jose Castrellón, C.J. Chueca, Cotelito, Lizania Cruz, Gonzalo Hernández, Karlo Andrei Ibarra, Hector Madera & Bobi Cruz, Raura Oblitas, Anna Parisi, Hernan Rivera Luque, Roberto ‘Yiyo’ Tirado.

Artist biographies here.

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