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October 2018

YES + CREATIVE TIME 
LIVE STREAM THE 2018 CREATIVE TIME SUMMIT  
November 1-4
 
Crack Rodriguez participating in the 2017 Creative Summit in Montreal, Canada. 
The 11th Creative Time Summit, titled On Archipelagoes and Other Imaginaries: Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World, will take place in Miami, from November 1-3. The topics under discussion range from immigration and borders to climate realities, notions of intersectional justice, gentrification, tourism as an enabler for neocolonialism, and the roles art and activism can play in all these pressing issues. 

We invite you to participate
View the
Creative Time Summit schedule and join the 2018 Summit Livestream at http://creativetime.org  
El Salvador is on a different timezone so if you missed it live you will also be able to access the full, unedited continuous stream after it airs on the Creative Time channel  http://new.livestream.com


YES ONLINE STUDIO VISIT

GUADALUPE MARAVILLA AND ALEXIA TALA 

October 2018

 
In October, artist Guadalupe Maravilla (formerly Irvin Morazan) and curator Alexia Tala will be sharing ideas between Virginia and São Paulo as part of YES's online studio visit program. Guadalupe recently performed and exhibited his work at the Whitney Museum in New York, and Alexia is a writer, curator and the former and upcoming curator of the Paiz Biennial in Guatemala. 
Read more about Alexia Tala here. 
INTERNATIONAL

ARQUITECTURA DEL VAIVÉN: DIASPORIC BUILDING(S) AT DAVID ROCKEFELLER CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES.
The exhibition titled Arquitectura Del Vaivén: Diasporic Building(S) In Central America’s Northern Triangle, and curated by Gabriela Poma (YES Council and supporter), highlights nine photographs from the series FarAway Brothers Style (2009-2010) by Salvadoran contemporary artist Walterio Iraheta.  The series reflects the phenomenon of remittance architecture materializing in the rural landscapes of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras and plays with the notion of an ambiguous aesthetic that emerges from the experience of migration. The exhibition will be on view through March 15, 2019.

Don't miss this event in conjunction with the exhibition: Tuesday October 30 @5.30pm
The Salvadoran poet and 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow, Javier Zamora, will read from his latest book Unaccompanied (2017).

See exhibition and reading details here. 
See more of Walterio Iraheta's work here. 
Image: Walterio Iraheta, House in San Mateo Ixtatán, Photograph (detail).  Courtesy the artist.
ABIGAIL REYES AT THE ADELINA INSTITUTE, SÃO PAULO BRAZIL
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. 

See more of Abigail Reyes's work here.
 
Image: "Prelibri 8", Types and threads. Abigail Reyes. Courtesy the artist.
MELISSA GUEVARA AND ABIGAIL REYES AT WOLFSBURG, GERMANY
Salvadoran artists Melissa Guevara and Abigail Reyes are showing their work in the exhibition “Perspectivas Latinas #18” at the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg in Germany. The exhibition, organized in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of the city's founding, highlights the work of outstanding Latin American artists. Other artist in the exhibition include Arturo Herrera, Celina Gonzalez Sueyro, Luis Camnitzer, Javier Calvo, Aníbal Lopez and Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa. “Perspectivas Latinas #18” is on view until December 31, 2018. 

See more of Melissa Guevara's work here. 
See more of Abigail Reyes's work here.
Image: Melissa Guevara, “Meaning of absence”, video, 2016. Courtesy Sies + Höke Düsseldorf and the artist.
MURIEL HASBUN AT THE 7° FAMILY FILM  PROJECT IN PORTO, PORTUGAL
Muriel Hasbun is presenting her video “Scheherazade or (Per)forming the Archive” at the the 7º Family Film Project at Maus Hábitos - Espaço de Intervenção Cultural in Porto, Portugal. The festival features work by artists and filmmakers which focus on addressing archive, memory and ethnography, and takes place from October 15 - 20, 2018. 

See more of Muriel Hasbun's work here. 
Image: Muriel Hasbun, “Scheherazade or (Per)forming the Archive”, video, 2016.  Courtesy the artist.
GABRIELA NOVOA, PATRICIO MAJANO AND RONALD MORÁN AT GALERÍA EXTRA, GUATEMALA CITY.
This October, Salvadoran artists Gabriela Novoa, Patricio Majano and Ronald Morán are showing work in "DES-DIBUJANDO”, a group exhibition at Galería Extra in Guatemala City, which explores different approaches to drawing. Other artists featured in the exhibition include Alejandro Paz, Erick Menchú, Fredy Rangel,  Manuel Chavajay, Mario López, Mario Santizo, Marlov Barrios, Sandra Monterroso, Sergio Valencia, Tepeu Choc, and more. 

See more of Gabriela Novoa's work here.
See more of Patricio Majano's work here.
See more of Ronald Moran's work here.
Image: Gabriela Novoa, drawing on empiñada (traditional Salvadoran sweet), 2018. Courtesy the artist.
EL SALVADOR
ANTONIO ROMERO AND DANNY ZAVALETA AT THE LUIS POMA THEATER
Coordinated by Mauricio Kabistan, the exhibition "territorio[s]" comprises six multidisciplinary artworks by Salvadoran artists Antonio Romero and Danny Zavaleta, which explore themes of power, specifically the processes of exercising power over people. On view at the Luis Poma Theater in San Salvador from October 3-14, "territorio[s]" is "a reflection on Salvadoran reality."
See more of Antonio Romero's work here.
See more of Danny Zavaleta's work here.
"TRANSITO Y PERMANENCIA" EXHIBITION AT ANTIGUA CASA PRESIDENCIAL, SAN SALVADOR
“Tránsito y Permanencia” an exhibition of work by 18 Salvadoran artists at Antigua Casa Presidencial in San Salvador.  The event in its first edition aims to present a view of contemporary drawing in El Salvador.  The exhibition features drawing works by Salvadorean artists made in recent years, exploring the production of established and emerging artists from different generations.
The exhibition is on view from November 7 - December 14, 2018.

 
Image: Dagoberto Nolasco, “Reflexiones, augurios y ficciones”, 1999-2008, oil on canvas. Courtesy the artist.
"FINITO" AT THE SPANISH CULTURAL CENTER, SAN SALVADOR
The exhibition “Finito” opened on October 17 at 6:31pm at the Spanish Cultural Center in San Salvador.  Within this "anonymous" exhibition a work in the form of a marble plaque is presented as “A piece produced after a misunderstanding during the creation of the universe”. The work will be on permanent view at the Spanish Cultural Center. 
Image: Finito, Courtesy the artist.
MEETINGS IN SAN SALVADOR 
YES arts writer grant supporter Susanne Meline visits San Salvador and joins artists Abigail Reyes, Walterio Iraheta, Patricio Majano and Ronald Moran for lunch, following an art talk by Ronald and Waterio. Susanne joined a 2017 YES Art trip to El Salvador and continues to visit the country keeping up to date with contemporary art happenings. 

YES MEET THE ARTIST
 By Patricio Majano

Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio

 

Of Salvadoran descent, artist Eddie Rodolfo Aparicio lives and works in Los Angeles, California. In 2014 he began a series of work titled “Caucho” (Rubber).  Questioning concepts of what constitutes “native” and “foreign,” the works consist of large format casts made of natural rubber, a product originated from trees endemic to Central and South America.  However, the casts capture the trunk texture, carvings, and residue of other non-native trees, many of which are located in communities that consist of predominantly Latinx immigrant families. Cast together, and representing both resident and non-resident flora, Aparicio highlights that the trees, and consequently the people living within regions of the USA, constitute equally essential parts.

Through his careful selection of materials for their origin and contexts, Aparicio highlights the movement and settlement of plant-life to draw an analogy to migration, questioning what constitutes community, deep-rootedness and acceptance. Ever-relevant within the present political and social context, Aparacio’s work acknowledges the integral presence of Latinx communities in the USA.
 
See more of Eddie Aparicio's work here.
Images (top): Eddie Aparicio “El Roble Que Estaba Aquí Antes Que Tú” (The Oak That Was Here Before You). Rubber, Sulfur, Tree Residue, Paint Residue, and Resin on Cotton. 2017. Courtesy the artist.
(Below) Eddie Aparicio“Huelemos como tú” (We smell like you). Rubber, Sulfur, Tree Residue, Paint Residue, Pine Gum, and Latex Paint on Found Cloths. 2018. 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. 
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