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Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck

Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck, Instrumentalized #19, 2017

Worn, backside, imprinted cotton shirt semi-stretched

flat on canvas with hanging laces, 90 x 41 x 3.50 cm

Current Venezuelan migration is the largest exodus in the history of the region and one of the largest displacement crises in the world. The Migrant Chronicles: Common stories between Peru and Venezuela exhibition proposes to think about this migratory phenomenon from the practices of contemporary art.

More than thirty Peruvian and Venezuelan artists present textile, sound, video performance, collage and drawing proposals, as well as artist books and photobooks. The selection includes works by renowned Peruvian artists sensitized by the current Venezuelan reality, or that recall critical junctures, forced displacements and external migrations of national history. These dialogue with the works of Venezuelan artists, which are representative of the visual narratives of exile, some of which do not refer directly to the central theme but to contextual factors or ethical reflections.

Under the curatorship of Fabiola Arroyo, the exhibition is oriented by four concepts: word, body, house and territory.

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