Video Performance and Live Action Art, Dic. 1 – 18, 2019
Curator Hector Canonge
ESTADOS ALTERADOS (Altered States) is a screening program of video performance and action art focused on the recent events that are transforming and affecting many nations in the Southern Hemisphere: Ecuador resisting social austerity, Chile confronting neo-liberal politics, México fighting for better education, Brazil against racist monopolies, Venezuela balancing its economic crisis, Colombia rejecting the corrupt oligarchies, and Bolivia about to enter into a civil war due to the recent elections and the controversial coup d’etat by the extreme right.
The program ESTADOS ALTERADOS developed in reaction to what is happening in South America. The present situation for artists facing the hardships of life, censorship, and freedom of expression has pushed many creatives to find alternatives to voice their concerns, opposition or in many cases support for the socio-politico-economic changes afflicting the Southern Hemisphere. The selection of works, 15 video performances and documentations of live actions art, were done through a worldwide open call launched in October 2019. Selected artists present the diverse approaches to the discipline of performance art which in most cases intersect with positions of activism and civic engagement. Having the program screening in 12 cities, different countries, has been an incredible undertaking, but the support of cultural art directors, curators and staff of many of these organizations has been amazingly encouraging. I look forward to more additions of these type of much needed and relevant work.”
ESTADOS ALTERADOS (Altered States) will be presented in collaboration with galleries, cultural centers and art spaces in different countries :
Dic 1, 15 hs – New York, USA – Teatro LATEA, TRIENAL DE ARTE LATINOAMERICANO.
Dic 5, 18:30 hs – Buenos Aires, Argentina – CENTRO CULTURAL PACO URONDO.
Dic. 6, 19:30 hs – Berlín, Alemania – ORGAN KRITISCHER KUNST, OKK.
Dic 7, 18:30 hs – Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia – MUSEO DE ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO.
Dic 8, 14:00 hs – Miami, USA – NEXUS in Miami Art Week, EDGE ZONE ART CENTER.
Dic 13, 16:00 hs – Bogotá, Colombia, – RED RIZOMAS, Facultad de Artes, ASAB.
Dic 14, 17:00 hs – Lima, Perú – GALERÍA LIMA ARTE CONTEMPORÁNEO.
Dic 15, 18:00 hs – Santiago, Chile – Iniciativa CUBOSOMA en ESPACIO AILANTO.
Dic 16, 19:00 hs – Mexico City, Mexico – ESPACIO 553.
Dic 17, 18:00 hs – Xalapa, Mexico – GALERIA UNIVERSITARIA RAMON ALVA.
Dic 18, 16:30 hs – Quito, Ecuador – GALERIA ARTE ACTUAL (Flacso Quito).
Dic 18, 19:00 hs – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – CASA PERPENDICULAR.
Selected Artists – the following artists were selected from an international open call launched at the beginning of October:
ERRO Grupo (Brazil), JUAN MICELI (Argentina), ALEJANDRO ZERTUCHE (Mexico), ANDRES OLMOS GUILLEN (Bolivia), LEONARDO SALAZAR & SAMUEL IBARRA (Chile),LUNA RECALDES (Brazil), ELIU ALMONTE (Republica Dominicana), JORGE ISMAEL RODRIGUEZ (Mexico), NARVIS & PEZ –perfochoroni (Venezuela), CLARA BEST NUÑEZ & SIWAR PERALTA (Peru), DENISSE VIERA (Chile), ELYLA SINVERGUENZA (Nicaragua), WAGNER ROSSI CAMPOS (Brasil), FERNANDO FALCONI -Falco (Ecuador), RODRIGO ARENAS-CARTER (Chile).
ESTADOS ALTERADOS (Altered States) has been organized by ARTerial Performance Art, APLAB under the curatorial direction of Hector Canonge
ARTerial Performance Lab, APLAB – is a transcontinental initiative created by Hector Canonge in 2013. The mission of APLAB is to foster integration, exchange, dialogue and collaboration among performance artists working in the Americas. From its inception, APLAB has generated programs with the cooperation of organizations, local governments, and artists from Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Perú and the United States. In 2016, APLAB developed and organized the Latin American Program of Performance Art for the X Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics presenting an inclusive program with the collective El CUBO in Santiago, Chile. APLAB is responsible for presenting the program NEXUS during MIAMI ART WEEK (2017-2018), hosting the two editions of LATITUDES, the International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (2018-2019), and for launching AUSTRAL, the Performance Art Festival of Buenos Aires, Argentina.