Ch.ACO '17 Announces FOCUS Program Participants
Developed by British-Venezuelan curator and art historian Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, this section presents work by different artists in regard to one common theme. This year, the theme is the relationship between object and subject, which the curator has selected because, “Latin America has a tradition, which dates back from pre-Hispanic times, of maintaining a subjective relationship with objectuality and of creating less categorical differenced between material culture, popular culture, and high culture.”
The selected galleries come from different countries in Latin America, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Venezuela.
For FOCUS, each gallery has been invited to present the work of two artists, one of which should be a woman, as requested by Cecilia in an effort to highlight the continent’s female artists.
The 9 galleries selected for Focus’ 2nd edition are:
Carmen Araujo (Venezuela)
Henrique Faría Fine Art (NY/Buenos Aires)
Metales Pesados (Chile)
Marilia Razuk (Brasil)
Patricia Ready (Chile)
The 18 artists selected for Focus’ 2nd edition are:
AFA: Pilar Quinteros and Claudio Correa
Carmen Araujo: Esmelyn Miranda and Alexandra Kuhn
Henrique Faria Fine Art: Emilia Azcárate and Luis Roldán
Isabel Aninat Galería: Catalina Mena and Martin Eluchans
Marilia Razuk: Ana Luiza Días Batista and Marina Weffort
Metales Pesados: Andres Bedoya and Camila Ramirez
Patricia Ready: Joaquín Sánchez and Isidora Correa
Revolver: Ishmael Randall Weeks and Marlena Kudicka
Vermelho: Chiara Banfi and Lia Chaia
Image Credit: Emilia Azcárate, Sin titulo 3, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 19 x 24 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Henrique Faria Fine Art.