Port Perak Venice: presentation of the satellite exhibition Mestizo Displaced
Harbor Perak Venicewith AOC F58 Gallery Bruno Lysis present the satellite exhibition, Mestizo Displacededited by Camilla Bohemewith the artists Ishmael the Go III and Eugene Ahn; this landmark program is part of the research activities of Pear + Flora + Fauna: That History of Originality and that Property rights of HistoryOfficial Collateral Event of the 59th La Biennale Arte di Venezia.
Mestizo Displaced is an installation that uses digital technology that explores the notions of territorialization / reterritorialization / deterritorialization, intersecting images from the US / Mexico gate where Ismael de Anda III grew up, and which masterfully incorporates the possibilities of augmented reality directed by the interactive multimedia artist Eugene Ahn and drone footage from Anda’s family farm, located on the banks of the Rio Grande / Rio River at the focal point of the US-Mexico border.
Mestizo Displaceddevelops the elements of the ongoing project Revolutions Generators by de Anda & Ahn, where a layered, digitally rethought silhouette transforms brutal metal lighters into floating antenna-like, satellite-like shapes that are symbolically, forcibly pushed out of the ground, removed as barriers and released into the air as a unit that rotates freely.
The installation presents a collection of twenty-five digital collages printed on aluminum, which fuse together a collection of countries that the Anda and Ahn have visited and imagined.
The individual aluminum prints are hung on a lattice to produce a larger collective design that reveals a confused image of the metal-spiked, cramped counters used at entrances to the United States and Mexico that guide and accompany people across the imposed boundary lines.
These forms of “Generators of Revolution” are visible throughout the collage and turn into hung sculptural silhouettes that can be captured with mobile phones by activating digital augmented reality features, where elements of the Brito family farm can coexist with the surrounding areas of Piazza del Popolo di Roma, the other areas in Rome close to the gallery and wherever the spectator may travel or stay. THAT generators from revolutions animations can almost be superimposed throughout the exhibition.
Characterized by augmented reality, the availability is limited to a period, in fact, after the end of the exhibition, it will no longer be available. This boundary merges with the shifting, transient, volatile boundaries of marking, territorialization, reterritorialization, deterritorialization, possession, expropriation of lands and spaces.
Use of new technologies and media, Mestizo Displaced uses the Brito family farm as a lens for the changing history of encounters between natives and settlements in the region, as well as the analysis of the displacement of the geological territory due to the influences of nature.
Another area of the exhibition features a lenticular ditycon of deities Revolutions Generators interact with images depicting the use of machines in armed combat. The lenticular artwork invites visitors to engage in an active expropriation of the work by subtracting parts of a shared dual lenticular image as an act of removal and transfer of ownership. The lens-shaped work of art also releases a virtual reality scene of the recently destroyed areas of Ukraine where the fight against Russian colonization is underway.
Satellite event of the program Pear + Flora + Fauna, official security event for the 59th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia
Mestizo Displaced: Ishmael the Go III & Eugene Ahn
Edited by Camilla Boheme
Associate Curator for Pera + Flora + Fauna Da Brito Family Farm + Presidio, Texas / Ojinaga, Mexico + Los Angeles + El Paso del Norte Gateway + in Rome
AOC F58 Bruno Lisi Gallery, Rome
Opens Monday, July 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Exhibition period from Tuesday 19 to 30 July 2022
Open Monday to Friday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Via Flaminia, 58 00196 Rom
Introduction to Bio by Ismael de Anda III and Eugene Ahn:
Ishmael the Go III was born in El Paso, Texas, works and lives in Los Angeles. User practice mutants, including digital photo collages, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and interactive projects specific to the place where he exhibits. Ismael de Anda III’s work is strongly inspired by his pluralistic education, where the United States and neighboring Mexico meet. He has exhibited his works internationally, including: at the AOC F58 Galleria Bruno Lisi, in Rome; The Contemporáneo Art Station, in Chihuahua, Mexico; from Supermarket 2022 Art Fair in Stockholm; and in the United States at the Torrance Art Museum, Lux Art Institute and Durden and Ray. Recently, de Anda has participated in several virtual and online drive-thru exhibitions. Experiences from his work include the 2020 International Conference on Textiles and Apparel and as a guest artist for CalArts and Los Angeles City College in 2021. De Anda was awarded a California Community Foundation Visual Artist Scholarship. Often the works of the Andas are site-specific, inspired by the communities in which they are created, using locally sourced materials.
Eugene Ahn lives and works in Los Angeles. Ahn explores the intersections between material and virtual by creating systems and experiences that question ways of perceiving, thinking and being. Her work is interactive, engaging and personal with an interdisciplinary approach in which she attempts to understand and critique norms from a holistic position. Using logic, mathematics, history and myth, Ahn tries to redesign the encounter with the visual, the textual, the architecture, the object, the internet and the very concept of ideas.
For more than two decades as an information architect and web developer, Ahn has created content management solutions for the arts and education, supported music album marketing campaigns for the record industry, and created production management software for the global supply chain in the apparel industry. It has created web-based technology to provide publishing and collaboration tools to and from young people and the global diaspora of exploited and victims, including HIV / AIDS orphans and war survivors.
Together the Go And Ahn has collaborated on the projects of Revolutions Generator for the Visual and Media Arts Gallery at Los Angeles City College; Revolutions Generator Evolution to the exhibition Between and or Between Angels Gate Cultural Center Gallery, in San Pedro, California; And Revolutions Generator Re-evolutions to the event High Beams 5 held on the roof of the historic Bendix building in the center Loose Angeles.
Camilla Boemio is an associate curator for Pear + Flora + Fauna: That History of Originality and that Property rights of HistoryOfficial security event for the 59th La Biennale Arte di Venezia.
Camilla Boemio is an art writer, research curator and theorist whose practice examines contemporary aesthetics. Observe the role, political activism and forms of socialization influenced by the media and the living image; is affiliated with AICA (International Art Critics).
Virginia PadovaniIUAV intern of Pera + Flora + Fauna.
The farm “PARVUS AGER” with the unique Latin name “LILLE DYRKET MARK”,it actually has an extension of 54 hectares, located on the outskirts of Rome in the heart of Appia Antica Park, an area already cultivated with vines by the pre-Roman peoples, heavily imbued with history, art and tradition.
PARVUS AGER is a family business run with love and passion by the Lulli family, four generations of winemakers who are firmly convinced that good wine like art, pray the soul!
- Monday, July 18, 2022 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm: Opening of Mestizo Dispossessed, Satellite Event for Pera + Flora + Fauna, an Official Collateral Event of 59th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale
. From Tuesday to Friday, until July 30, it will be possible to visit the exhibition, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
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