Entre Medios: Contemporary Latin American Art (English Version)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17th 2010
Entre Medios: Contemporary Latin American Art
Opening Reception: April 22, 2010 6 - 8 pm
Committed to building an artistic and cultural exchange within the Americas, the Buschlen Mowatt Gallery is pleased to present the upcoming group exhibition ‘Entre-Medios’ featuring six Latin American artists working in a variety of media and conceptual strategies. Curated by Maria Alejandrina Coates, the exhibit will showcase the latest in contemporary art from Central & South America while creating a dialogue between the different artistic approaches across the region. The show presents work by artists Juan Burgos (Uruguay); Luiz Braga (Brazil); Flavia da Rin (Argentina); Luciano Goizueta (Costa Rica); Kcho (Cuba); and Betsabeé Romero (México). The title of the exhibition, entre-medios translates to English as ‘in-between’ and exists as a multidimensional concept meant to provide a framework from which to understand each artist's practice in relation to each other, to Vancouver, and to an inter-American discourse. The word “medio” or its plural “medios” refers simultaneously to the medium with which one (i.e. an artist) works with; to the news/communications media; to the environment in which one lives in; and to that which is in between the extremities of place, time, temperature, size and/or other measurable dimensions.
As a concept entre-medios attempts to draw on the relationships between medium, techniques, place, environment and other variables that are coded into a visual language. The plurality of this framework opens a space for the juxtaposition of aesthetic concerns, and enables a re-examination on notions of representation within the Americas.