PLURAL DOMAINS: AN EXHIBITION WITH SELECTED PIECES FROM THE CISNEROS FONTANALS ART FOUNDATION’S COLLECTION
The Museo de Arte de Zapopan presents selected works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) to explore -and question- the ways contemporary Latin American art and its main exponents are conceived.
In a quest to achieve a faithful representation of what contemporary Latin American art means today, Jesús Fuenmayor, the curator in charge of the exhibition, asks himself: What is contemporary Latin American art? Who are its exponents? What is the role of collecting in this field?
The exhibition brings to light the old dichotomies about what it used to mean: tradition vs. revolution; localism vs. universalism; figurativism vs. abstraction; political vs. apolitical; public or private, among others. The goal is to challenge binarism and find new answers each artist's proposal.
"It is very likely that if we look in each of the works in this exhibition some trait that identifies them with a Latin American identity, we have very hard work ahead of us. But if we understand that their contribution has been to configure a space for dialogue and plural reflection, we will be able to find in each one of them the dominant imperatives not only in Latin America but in our contemporaneity," says Jesus Fuenmayor.
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation has one of the most extensive and solid collections of Latin American art. It includes artists of all generations, backgrounds, training, preferences and experiences. It features works by established, mid-career and emerging artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Eduardo Abaroa (Mexico), Miguel Amat (Venezuela), Julieta Aranda (Mexico), Laura Belém (Brazil), Miguel Calderón (Mexico), Leyla Cárdenas (Colombia), Antonio Caro (Colombia), Ilich Castillo (Ecuador), Elena Damiani (Peru), José Gabriel Fernández (Venezuela), Marcius Galan (Brazil), Richard Garet (Uruguay - United States),Tamar Guimarães (Brazil), Runo Lagomarsino (Sweden - Argentina), David Lamelas (Argentina), Carlos Martiel (Cuba), Claudia Martínez Garay (Peru), Jorge Méndez Blake (Mexico), Felipe Meres (Brazil), Alice Miceli (Brazil), Oscar Muñoz (Colombia), Sandra Nakamura (Peru), Jorge Pedro Núñez (Venezuela), Daniela Ortiz (Peru), Nicolás Paris (Colombia), Amalia Pica (Argentina), Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa (Guatemala), Manuela Ribadeneira (Ecuador), Antonio Vega Macotela (Mexico), Cecilia Vicuña (Chile).