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Antonio Paucar (Peru, b. 1973), Suspended from a Queñua Tree, 2014. HD video, 27 min. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Barbara Thumm, Berlin
 

 
Exhibition
Extracorporeal (Beyond the Body)
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

30/April/2018






The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Los Angeles presents the exhibition titled "Extracorporeal (Beyond the Body)," inspired by the work of Cuban conceptual artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of her birth. The show will remain open from March 24 to July 29 of this year. Curated by Edward Hayes Jr., MOLAA Curator of Exhibitions, the show explores Mendieta's aesthetic mark in the work of other contemporary Latin American artists working with video, performances, photography, and sculpture.


Transcendentalism brings together works by Antonio Paucar (Peru, 1973), Carmen Argote (Mexico, 1981), Daniela Riojas (US, 1989), Roberto Tondopó (Mexico, 1978), and Tadeo Muleiro (Argentina, 1983), five Latin American artists that have moved away from their daily life in order to immerse themselves in the exploration of that which is beyond their place in time and space, whether it is defined as a spiritual, transcendental, or simply extracorporeal state that reaches beyond the body.


These five artists use the human figure to explore several thematic modalities of self-expression. The actions and interventions are documented with still and moving images captured through video, performance, photography, and sculpture. They resort to personal narratives to guide us through a path that explores ancestral roots, family histories, historical traumas, and other more abstract notions of being and belonging.





 


 

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