EUROPEAN GALLERIES AND LATIN AMERICAN ARTISTS AT ART BASEL 2023
Europe galleries meet Latin American artists at Art Basel: Nohemí Pérez, Ernesto Neto, Carlos Garaicoa, Alejandro Cesarco, Jesús R. Soto, Manuel Solano, Bayrol Jiménez, Paolo Salvador, Dalton Gata, Ad Minoliti, Rafa Silvares and Jorge Méndez Blake.
Elba Benítez Gallery – Nohemí Pérez, Ernesto Neto, Carlos Garaicoa, Alejandro and Cesarco.
The visionary Spanish gallery Elba Benítez collaborates with artists working in a wide range of media: installation art, sculpture, video, photography, painting and performance.
In this edition of Art Basel, the gallery exhibits the Latin American artists: Nohemí Pérez, Ernesto Neto, Carlos Garaicoa, Alejandro Cesarco, among other artists from other regions.
Elvira González Gallery – Jesús R. Soto.
Spain's emblematic gallery specializes in modern and contemporary European and American art. Elvira González Gallery presents Jesús Rafael Soto's work "Esfera Amarilla", 1984, in Art Basel's Unlimited program.
The series of Esferas (Spheres), in the line of other of his works such as Los Penetrables (the Penetrables), intervene in the space in which they are located and demand the participation of the public that circulates around the work; a public that must find out the specific relationship between the form, the space and its own physical character in relation to both.
Peres Projects – Manuel Solano, Bayrol Jiménez, Paolo Salvador, Dalton Gata, Ad Minoliti and Rafa Silvares.
The Berlin-based gallery presented a curated booth with a selection of works from Latin American artists Manuel Solano, Bayrol Jiménez, Paolo Salvador, Dalton Gata, Ad Minoliti and Rada Silvares.
This presentation assembles works that offer multiple perspectives on temporality, featuring works that engage in dialogue with cultural traditions and art history as well as remake them. Drawing inspiration from divergent influences, ranging from literature, traditional and folk-art practices, ecology, design, and modern art these artists explore the emotional and aesthetic resonances and connections between histories – peering through cracks in dominant narratives and pulling them open.
The artists featured have practices that span performance, conceptual art, video, installation, digital art, painting and sculpture, and come from diverse backgrounds. These distinct contexts which span continents, national and political borders and personal history, demonstrate their comprehensive contributions to conversations in contemporary art. The selected works focus on the expansive landscape of human consciousness and creativity, negotiating new horizons in aesthetic works.
Mai 36 – Jorge Méndez Blake.
The gallery from Zurich exposes the work from Jorge Méndez Blake at Unlimited Art Basel. His work is built on investigations between art, literature and architecture; addressing literary works as spatial influences that can be translated into concrete objects. The artist employs analysis and synthesis as tools to transform the narrative and the poetic into visual compositions, attempting to make evident the material aspects that are implied in the act of writing. He refers to the great master of universal literature, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Emily Dickinson, Jules Verne, Franz Kafka and James Joyce amongst others.