NO LUGAR PRESENTS * EFECTOS SECUNDARIOS*, COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION OF 19 ARTISTS
*Efectos secundarios* (Side Effects) consists of works in painting, drawing, collage, photography, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, objects, video performance, digital media and augmented reality. Opening to the public: Thursday, October 15.
In pharmacology, side effects refer to adverse consequences caused by drugs we take. These generally manifest with physical pain and usually disappear once we stop consuming these medicines. From research and artistic creation, the term enables the construction of narratives and views in relation to collective conditions (the pandemic, the confinement).
*efectos secundarios* brings together artists and works that propose *other ways of being* that are configured from particular experiences and common scenarios. The proposal does not seek to gather pieces or projects that have necessarily been produced during the confinement, but rather they are built from different perspectives that dialogue with a current situation from a reflective, internal and externalized exercise. The works collected here address themes such as intimate/public space, use and abuse of social networks and the internet, self-representation and utopian and dystopian landscapes.
This time of pandemic has caused changes in notions that we thought were static. Our relationships –be it with ourselves and others– and the spaces (physical and virtual) that we inhabit on a daily basis have been transformed. In this sense, the capacity for reflection and speculation typical of art affect our way of understanding life, opening new possibilities and meanings to our being in the world, from an aesthetic and political view.
Alex Tapia ‘Ralex’ (Quito, 1984) - Aquiles Jarrín (Quito, 1980) - Ariana Sánchez Romero (Quito, 1994) - Brenda Vega (Quito, 1984) - Byron Toledo (Quito, 1987) - David Cevallos (Quito, 1986) - Ernesto Salazar Rodríguez (Quito, 1983) - Fabiola Cedillo (Cuenca, 1987) - Fernanda Murray (Quito, 1995) - Freddy Guaillas (Loja, 1990) - Jenny Jaramillo (Quito, 1966) - Karina Cortez Ruiz (Quito, 1982) - Martín Samaniego (Quito, 1991) - Maureen Gubia (Guayaquil, 1984) - Patricio Ponce Garaicoa (Quito, 1963) - Perla Ramos (Cuernavaca, México, 1985) - Rocío Soria Díaz (Guayaquil, 1989) - Sofía Acosta Varea (Quito, 1988)
Vicente León N9-40 y Esmeraldas
La Tola, Centro Histórico de Quito
With previous appointment and following measures of biosecurity