AFTER ITS CLOSURE, PArC WAS CONSOLIDATED AS THE REFERRING ARTFAIR IN THE PERUVIAN CULTURAL SCENE
The international art fair Peru Arte Contemporáneo (PArC), closed its five days of exhibition and sales, marking a milestone in the local scene linked to contemporary art by making Lima become the point of reference for the most representative gallerists of the art, but also for buyers and admirers of the cultural scene.
In its seventh edition PArC successfully met acclaimed artists and art specialists from America and Europe, highlighting mainly the place this year gave young and emerging Latin American artists that question the pre-established and propose new versions of political and social history.
Thus, in its Next section, it brought together exponents of independent galleries: Art Base (Cholula, México), +Arte (Quito, Ecuador), IK Projects (Lima, Perú), Junta de Vecinos (Chiloé, Chile), KM 02 (Santurce, Puerto Rico), Piedras (Buenos Aires, Argentina) y Sagrada Mercancía (Santiago, Chile).
Meanwhile, in its Main section shone the works of the consecrated artists: Jesus Rafael Soto, Julio Le Parc, Victor Vasarely, Carlos Cruz Diez, Wifredo Lam, Manolo Valdés, Liliana Porter and Herbert Rodriguez, among others; while in its Solo Projects section, the public was able to admire the proposals of the renowned galleries: Commonwealth and Council (USA); ATM (Spain); Herlitzka + Faria (Argentina); and 80m2 Livia Benavides (Peru).
One of the stars of this new edition was Arte de la Amazonía Indígena (Art of the Indigenous Amazon), the exhibition that for the first time was dedicated to the national Amazonian art and in which they had a privileged showcase painters and potters from the indigenous peoples Shipibo, Bora, Awajún, Tikuna, asháninka and wampi after their successful participation in ARCOmadrid 2019.
Likewise, PArC 2019 allocated a space to the Memoria Prado exhibition, which exhibited part of the first large collection formed by Javier Prado Ugarteche at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, and which became for the visitors in a brief review of the history of Peru.
With an unblemished career, the fair has become a prestigious space among the most important cultural exchange platforms in the region and this year it received more than 12,000 visitors who admired a total of 46 national and foreign galleries, and more than 200 artists, among which also highlighted institutions such as MALI, MATE Museum, ICPNA and Alternating Current.