The project that Ana Mas Projects is currently developing from its headquarters in Barcelona and Puerto Rico responds to the desire to establish bridges between cultures, generations and diverse artistic trajectories. It is a project that rather than grouping under one title the essence of a program permanently submitted to the flow between two waters, the proposal by Ana Mas Projects for ARCO 2019 is based on three of the research lines that give meaning to the that, in the end, is a life project: Establish new languages, Keep the historical memory alive and Give presence to Latin America.
Faithful to his interest in the contribution of emerging artists to the nature of a language that evolves in line with that of an organic society, active and as surprising as disturbing, the artist whose work endows with arguments is Lucía C. Pino, focused mainly on question the lexicon of sculpture from the malleability of materials associated with the inflexible, heavy, imperishable and immobile.
Known since the end of the 60s for a production of conceptual order that materializes in actions, installations and performances starring her body and space, Àngels Ribé is an artist whose work never forgets the minimal elements on which she is based .
Considering that painting is not always a direct reflection of reality or feeds on feelings or sensations, Joaquim Chancho is a painter devoted to the configuration of a language that allows us to talk about who we are and how we are. Committed since the late 70’s with the calculation and mathematics and the rescue of the painting of the clash between expression and minimalism, Chancho is an artist whose work is articulated around the controlled dance of some lines on a two-dimensional space.
As a result of its implantation in Puerto Rico, the interest of Ana Mas increases by artists whose work revolves around issues related to cultural diversity, linguistics and future projection of the Caribbean. One of them is the Brazilian Laercio Redondo, an artist whose work questions aspects related to the (de) formation, (de) construction and evolution of the collective memory and identity of Brazil based on the social, geographical, economic and political changes that this country experienced in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Finally, Esvin Alarcón Lam, young Guatemalan artist, interested in investigating the line that separates public and private space in the city through an “invented” writing system that could remember ancient writing systems but whose origin is available to anyone whenever they look up and Observe the environment where it is.
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