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January 2019

YES CONTEMPORARY IN MADRID
 

CLUB MATADOR . FEBRUARY 25 AT 11:30 AM 

YES TALK
The importance of critical writing for contemporary art in Central America
Guest panelists include, from left, Tamara Díaz Bringas (Curator), Fredy Solan (Artist), Luisa Fuentes Guaza (Critic and YES Art Trip guest). The talk will be moderated by Mario Cader-Frech (YES Contemporary Founder). 

This talks launches the 2019 YES Writers grant in collaboration with ArteInformado.
Applications will be available at yescontemporary.org/grants from March 1. 


Club Matador is located at Calle de Jorge Juan, 5, 28001
Kindly RSVP to info@yescontemporary.org for entry. 
 

ARCOMADRID  MARCH 1 AT 1 PM 

YES TALK
 More Than Collecting: alternative methodologies for investing in art
Panelists include, from left, Mario Cader-Frech, Dani Levinas (Collector + Chairman of the Phillips Collection Washington DC) and Pablo Martínez (CEO, Colección Solo)

The talk will be hosted in ArcoMadrid's Pabellón 7
Copies of the publication YES Collect Contemporary El Salvador will be available.


 
BLACK MIRROR
DEBUTS THE YES CONTEMPORARY ART LOAN PROGRAM
 Read more here.

INTERNATIONAL
 
GUADALUPE MARAVILLA . LATINX, MIAMI

Salvadoran artist and AntiLatina Founder Guadalupe Maravilla participates in the panel "Disrupting Binaries in Latinidad" at the Peréz Art Museum Miami on January 25 from 2-3:30pm. The panel considers how Latinx artists navigate being caught between different colonial legacies, and is part of LatinX, a two-day conference cohosted by the ArtCenter South Florida and supported by the Ford Foundation.
The panel also includes artists Janel Martinez and Morel Doucet with moderator Naiomy Guerrero.

See more of Guadalupe Maravilla's work here

Guadalupe Maravilla, Shrine of the Undocumented Children, Wearable Headdress, 2018. Courtesy the artist. 
SIMÓN VEGA . MAIA CONTEMPORARY AT ZONAMACO
Don't miss Simón Vega's solo booth at ZonaMaco. On view at Maia Contemporary in the fair's SUR section, Vega will be showing signature installation works as well as drawings. Based in Mexico City, Maia Contemporary is collaborating with Vega for the first time. 

See more of Simón Vega's work here.
Image: A view from inside Simón Vega's studio preparing for the ZonaMaco booth. Courtesy @Maiacontemporary
ÒSCAR MOISÉS DÍAZ AND PALO CHÁÁN . THE CLEMENT GALLERY, NEW YORK 
Whose Vestiges Subsist is a group exhibition at The Clemente gallery. The exhibition features work by Salvadoran artists Òscar Moisés Díaz and Guadalupe Maravilla part of the group Palo Cháán with artist Patricia Domínguez, as well as Esperanza Mayobre, Frances Gallardo, Carlos Jaramillo. The six artists live between the USA and their home countries, and the exhibition title refers to Jean Baudrillard’s text, Simulacra and Simulation: “It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges subsist here and there, in the deserts which are no longer those of the Empire, but our own. The desert of the real itself.”  Curated by Alva Mooses and Florencia Escudero, Whose Vestiges Subsist is on view from January 25- March 2. 

See more of Òscar Moisés Díaz's work here.
Image: Carlos Jaramillo, Huevo de Paloma, 2018. Courtesy the artists and The Clemente. 
ABIGAIL REYES AT MUSEO JUMEX, MEXICO CITY 
Salvadoran artist Abigail Reyes presents three works as part of the exhibition “Scripted reality, life and art in television” at Museo Jumex in Mexico City.  The exhibition examines the history of television and explores the different ways in which we experience watching the screen as well as how "TV" has impacted contemporary life.  The exhibition is on view until March 24, 2019.

See more of Abigail Reyes here.
Image: Abigail Reyes, "Sí Señor", 2014-2015. Video. Part of the Yes Contemporary Art Loan Program. Available for loan.

EL SALVADOR
 
LAURA AGUIRRE, ABIGAIL REYES AND EVELYN MARTÍNEZ . UNIVERSIDAD CENTROAMERICA, SAN SALVADOR

Magazine editor Laura Aguirre, artist Abigail Reyes and critic Evelyn Martínez collaborate on a text-based project in tandem with the magazine Revista Realidad No.151. The project addresses the theme "a feminist agenda from the margins of the border", and is on view in the library of the Universidad CentroAmericana José Simeón Cañas until June, 2019. 
Image: Courtesy Abigail Reyes
ESPACIO 132 IN SAN SALVADOR 
Gallery Espacio 132, a co-working space and gallery in San Salvador, unveils a mural by Darwin Flores and Obed Osorio commemorating 50 years of ITCA, an Engineering Program. Located in San Benito in San Salvador, Espacio 132 has hosted the exhibition CINETIKA curated by Defie Mazariego EsKrew y Jonathan Palacios which included 26 Salvadoran artists working in graffiti, lettering, design, and more, as well as cultivation events such as "Drink and Draw". 

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EXHIBITION REVEW

EQUIS EQUIS
AT THE
SPANISH CULTURAL CENTER, SAN SALVADOR


On view until February 10

 By Patricio Majano
Equis Equis, curated by Javier Ramírez (Nadie), is an exhibition showcasing the 20 years of work done by the Spanish Cultural Center in El Salvador (CCESV). The exhibition is featured across three locations, the Museum of Art of El Salvador (MARTE), the Gallery at the CCESV and their accompanying space La Casa Tomada. At the Museum of Art of El Salvador the thematic section “Expressions and artistic exchanges”, presents projects and exhibitions hosted by the CCESV throughout their history.
 
The overall vision of Equis Equis, to present 20 years of artistic production, is especially relevant in a context where in-depth documentation of artistic activities has been limited. In this way, the exhibition provides an integral perspective to the development of contemporary art in El Salvador. 

Read the full exhibition review here.
Image: (Top) Props from the play "Vecinas" at the Moby Dick Theater, designed by Sarbelio Henríquez. 2008.  Courtesy the artists.
(Bottom) Muriel Hasbún, “Scheherazade or (Per)forming the Archive”, video, 2016.  Courtesy the artist.
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. 
YES is an initiative of the Robert S. Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech Foundation 
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