Sunday, 15. January 2017, New York, Be My Memory curated by Miguel López. Opening Reception 1/15

from 15. January 2017 - 17:00 till 21:00
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BE MY MEMORY
A Selection of Contemporary Art From Peru
Curated by Miguel A. López
Artists: Mariella Agois, Tania Bedriñana, Fernando Bryce, Giuseppe Campuzano, Flavia Gandolfo, Germain Machuca, Alfredo Márquez, Antonio Paucar, Rita Ponce de León and Juan Javier Salazar.

Y Gallery is pleased to present the "Be My Memory", curated by Miguel A. López. This is the first exhibition in New York that presents exclusively contemporary art from Perú. The works gathered here, produced by artists from different generations, propose ways of representing the personal and social memory of a country marked by turbulent political processes. From intimate, subjective reviews of biographical histories, appropriations of images circulated in the mass media, critical re-readings of masculinity and of political violence from the perspectives of gender and sexuality, to explorations of bodies that try to forget what they are in order to imagine other ways of moving or existing. These works invoke other forms of getting to know that which has lived, as if it were possible to speak to the past in order to suddenly fill it with new sensations that recodify all of its meanings.

Miguel A. López (Lima, 1983) is a writer, researcher and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica and Lado V in San José, Costa Rica. He has published in periodicals such as Afterall, ramona, Manifesta Journal, e-flux Journal, Art in America, ArtNexus, Art Journal, and The Exhibitionist, among others. He has recently curated Frágile. Works by Patricia Belli, 1986 – 2015 at TEOR/éTica, San José (2016); Teresa Burga. Structures of Air (with Agustín Pérez Rubio) at the MALBA, Buenos Aires (2015) and the section 'God is *****' for the 31 Bienal de São Paulo (2014). Recent publications include To Hit a Raw Nerve. Jaime Higa, 1982 – 2015 (ICPNA, 2016); Caderno Sesc_Videobrasil 11: Alianças de Corpos Vulneráveis (Videobrasil and SESC, 2015); and two monographic books on the ***** aesthetics of Sergio Zevallos, The obscene death. Sergio Zevallos. Drawings 1982 – 1987 (AMIL, 2015) and A wandering body. Sergio Zevallos in the Grupo Chaclacayo, 1982 – 1994 (MALI, 2014). He is co-founder of the independent art space Bisagra, active in Lima, Peru, since 2014. In 2016 he was recipient of the Independent Vision Curatorial Award by ICI - Independent Curators International, New York.

Featured image:
Giuseppe Campuzano y Germain Machuca, The Two Fridas – Blood / ***** – Life timeline, 2013
Digital print on paper, 48 x 32.5 cm.
Photo: Claudia Alva
Courtesy of the artists


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This exhibition is in collaboration with Latin Lover Magazine.

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