The YES Contemporary Art Loan program, with work from The Mario Cader-Frech Collection,
is launching this December at an event during Art Basel Miami Beach. Featuring contemporary works of art by renowned Salvadoran artists, the program will debut at the exhibition Black Mirror at Florida Atlantic University opening on February 14, 2019. This will be followed by a talk series during Arco Madrid in 2019 featuring special guests artist Fredy Solan, curator Tamara Díaz Bringas, writer Luisa Fuentes Guaza and YES Founder Mario Cader-Frech, as well as a screening of films in San Salvador in September 2019 coordinated by Patricio Majano.
Artists featured in the collection include Abigail Reyes, Albertine Stahl, Alexia Miranda, Beatriz Cortez, Crack Rodriguez, Ernesto Bautista, Fredy Solan, Guadalupe Maravilla, José David Herrera, Karlos Cárcamo, Melissa Guevara, Ronald Morán, Simón Vega, Verónica Vides and Walterio Iraheta.
The goal of the YES Contemporary art loan program is to make sought after contemporary artwork more easily available for exhibition. The collection includes videos, photography, paintings, sculpture and installations, as well as ambitious works commissioned for the collection.
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Highlights from the collection Available for loan
Left: Abigail Reyes Si Señor, 2014-2015. Video.
Right: Guadalupe Maravilla (formerly Irvin Morazan), Performance in the Center of the World. Performed for El Museo Del Barrio's S-Files Biennial, 2011 in Times Square. Photograph, Video and Mask.
Left: Melissa Guevara, Anthropometry, 2012. Human bone powder and hourglasses.
Right: Beatriz Cortez, Black Mirror, 2016. Steel, automobile paint, zip ties, sound installation with found audio recording. Photo James MacDevitt.
SAVE THE DATE : February 14, 2019
for the opening of
Black Mirror, and Other "Third World" Reflections, is the title of the debut exhibition of the YES Contemporary Art Loan Program, featuring work from The Mario Cader-Frech Collection. Curated by Claire Breukel and featured across three spaces at the Florida Atlantic University Galleries in Boca Raton, Florida, the exhibition explores two themes; ‘Third World’ City: identifying difference andAction Reaction: outside is inside and other performances, and casts an eye on the experimental and exploratory visual, performance and filmic language of contemporary artists from El Salvador and its diaspora.
Salvadoran artists Beatriz Cortez shows her work at Art Basel Miami Beach Positions in the booth of LA-based gallery Commonwealth and Council. Her work explores simultaneity, life in different temporalities and different versions of modernity, particularly in relation to memory and loss in the aftermath of war and the experience of migration, and in relation to imagining possible futures.
Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective and featured at Ninoska Huerta Gallery, The Moon in the Mirror, a gaze of her own is a group exhibition featuring work by women artists including work by Salvadoran artist Muriel Hasbun.
Other artists in the exhibition include Maria Jose Arjona, Priscilla Monge, Patricia Schnell-Gutiérrez, Marina Font, Tania Canadian, Adriana Carvalho, Leah Brown, and more.
On view from November 30- December 30, 2018, the exhibition opens with a preview on November 28 from 5:30-9:30pm.
Image: Muriel Hasbun, “¿Sólo una sombra?/Only a Shadow? (Ester IV),” from the series Santos y sombras/Saints and Shadows, gelatin silver print, 1994.
ALBERTINE STAHL AT GALERÍA LUIS ADELANTADO, MEXICO CITY
Albertine Stahl's solo exhibition “Larger than Life” opens at Luis Adelantado gallery in Mexico City on Friday November 30 at 7pm. The exhibition presents the work made by the artist during her ongoing year-long residency as part of the gallery's program "Zona Seis".
From October 1- November 30, Salvadoran artist Abigail Reyes is participating in the Adelina Institute artist residency in São Paulo. The institute comprises a residency and gallery in the San Pablo neighborhood and invites participants working in multidisciplinary fields to focus on research and production, while interacting with the public. Reyes was selected as part of the first call to Latin American artists.
Image: Abigail Reyes, "Prelibri 8". Types and thread. Courtesy the artist.
HUGO RIVAS AT LUIS POMA THEATER
“Silencio” (Silence), a mural by artist Hugo Rivas, debuted in the lobby of Luis Poma Theater, San Salvador on October 23. The painting, inspired by popular culture in El Salvador, presents different characters from Salvadoran society, and explores ideas of sexuality, religion, politics and corruption through a satirical lens. The mural will be on view for six months.
Image: Hugo Rivas, “Señor”, watercolor on paper. Courtesy the artist.
RICARDO FLORES WINS THE “RODOLFO MOLINA” AWARD AT SUMARTE 2018
Salvadoran artist Ricardo Flores was granted the “Rodolfo Molina” Award at 2018 SUMARTE Art Auction at the Museum of Art of El Salvador (MARTE). Flores won this award for his photograph “No digas eso” [Don't Say That] from the series Balística 503, an image commenting on the presence of gang violence in El Salvador. Flores was selected by the SUMARTE curatorial team David Urbina -a 2018 YES Art Trip guest-, Jorge Palomo -panelist at the 2018 YES Curatorial Symposium-, and Luz Merino Acosta, scholar and researcher from La Habana University.
See more of Ricardo Flores work here.
See the complete catalog of SUMARTE here.
Image: Ricardo Flores “No digas eso” from the series “Balística 503”, 2018, photograph. Courtesy the artist.
RAPACES – GENEROS.AS ART RESIDENCY AT LABERINTO PROJECTS HEADQUARTERS
This year’s edition of RAPACES (Artistic Residency for Central American Emerging Artists) is organized by EspIRA in collaboration with Spanish Cultural Center, San Salvador and Laberinto Projects, and took place in Coatepeque, Santa Ana, El Salvador from November 10-17. The residency, directed by Patricia Belli, gathers 12 emerging artist from Central America. This edition focus on gender, and aims to create a space to analyze, research, present and produce new projects around gender issues.
Image: Group discussion at RAPACES Residency. Courtesy CCESV.
ORLANDO VILLATORO AT SUMARTE
“Open System”, an intervention by artist Orlando Villatoro, was featured at the Museum of Art of El Salvador on October 24, during the 2018 SUMARTE Art Auction exhibition. Using augmented reality. the artist intervened over the artwork in the exhibition placing images of artwork found in people's homes over the work. Through this action, Villatoro raises questions about the spaces dedicated to the exhibition art.
Image: Documentation of "Open System". Courtesy the artist.
PRESENTATION OF “IMPÚDICA #2: GÉNEROS” MAGAZINE
Impúdica is a magazine published by the Cultural Center of Spain in El Salvador in collaboration with El Faro. The second issue, launched at an event on November 13, focuses on topics of gender, including sexual identity, the relationship of men to feminism and the situations surrounding women in El Salvador. During the event, drag queen NadiA did a performance in tribute to Salvadoran poet Claudia Lars.
Image: NadiA performing at the release of "IMPÚDICA #2". Courtesy CCESV.
ANTONIO CAÑAS AT THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Artist Antonio Cañas presents his solo exhibition “Retrospectiva” in the Chancellery’s Hall of Honor at the Ministry of External Affairs in Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad. “Retrospectiva” includes work from two series, "La mirada en la bestia" (2010-2011) and "Retratos Urbanos" (2013-2016). The exhibition will be on view until December 21, 2018.
Image: Antonio Cañas, “El Desayuno”, Oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist.
By Patricio Majano
Artist Abigail Reyes uses elements from language, including text and poetry, to explore ideas of the Salvadoran context as well as her own experiences.
In the series “Planas”, explores the processes in place to educate secretaries, a profession almost exclusively associated to women, and which Reyes formerly studied and practiced.
The work "Plana" consists of paper sheets carefully joined with embroidery. The combined sheets create long ribbons which are suspended in the air, with each sheet being filled with letters echoing the exercises used to teach typewriting, a skill required to work as a secretary. The text emphasizes mechanical repetition and delicacy, associated with discipline and efficiency, qualities Reyes views as required for the secretarial profession.
In “Popular Poetry”, Reyes extracts phrases from day-to-day conversations which she then paints on walls, often in public spaces. By isolating the phrase and separating it from its usual verbal context, Reyes presents the possibility of exploring the meaning of the words and their different connotations. In the piece “Una nunca sabe” (One never knows) Reyes utilizes a common phrase used to refer to the uncertainty of the future, which she then places boldly and semi-permanently, on a wall.
Working with the female perspective, Abigail Reyes alludes to the way social and political circumstances can influence a person's feelings of insecurity and uneasiness.
Patricio Majano (1992) is a Salvadoran art professional, who graduated from the Art School at the University of El Salvador. His artwork focuses on the Salvadoran environment and society, and has been exhibited in El Salvador, USA, Guatemala and Spain.
Y.ES is an initiative of the Robert S. Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech Foundation