Venice - National Participation

Peru 2019

Arsenale

11 May 201924 Nov 2019

Title: “Indios Antropófagos”
Curator: Gustavo Buntinx 
Commissioner: Armando Andrade de Lucio 
Artists: Christian Bendayán

The Pavilion of Peru at the 58th International Art Exhibition features Christian Bendayán‘s artwork “Indios antropófagos”, in which the artist critically reconsiders Amazon’s constructed image. The project is a postconceptual exploration of the impact of Amazon culture on certain neobaroque production in contemporary Peruvian art. The title of the exhibition, willingly encapsulated between quotation marks, cites the frequent inscription of similar phrases on early 20th century postcards with exoticised subjects, edited or exaggerated to express a sense of otherness in contrast with the “civilising” incursion of the State and the Market in those “wild lands”.

 

 

  • Christian Bendayán, “Amazonas” [“Amazons”] , 2007. Courtesy Enlace Arte Contemporáneo Collection Christian Bendayán, “Amazonas” [“Amazons”] , 2007. Courtesy Enlace Arte Contemporáneo Collection

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Curators

Gustavo Buntinx

Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Arsenale
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Exhibition Opening

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ADDRESS:
Arsenale, Castello Venice, 30122 Italy