Y.ES ART TRIP ART PROFESSIONALS VISIT EL SALVADOR
MARCH 8-11, 2018
From top left: Renato Osoy (Galerie Extra); Josseline Pinto (Manifesto Espacio); Pablo León de la Barra (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum); Pablo José Ramirez (Curator, London/Guatemala). From bottom left: Manuel Urbina (Project Poporopo, Rozas Botran Foundation); Gabriel Rodriguez (1001 Noches); Martín Fernández Ordóñez (Juannio, La Fototeca); Jesús Cámara (Curator, Madrid).
Marking the first Central American regional exchange, this YES Art Trip was focused on bringing art professionals from Guatemala working with, and interested in, contemporary artist in El Salvador. YES planned this trip to provide context to Salvadoran contemporary practice and open a two-way channel of exchange. In addition to the Guatemalan art professionals, Guggenheim Museum curator Pablo Leon de la Barra, Madrid-based curator Jesús Cámara and YES Founder Mario Cader-Frech also joined the trip.
YES Founder Mario Cader-Frech, artists and art trip guests in Ronald Moran's studio. Photo Walterio Iraheta.
CALLING ALL INTERNATIONAL WRITERS INTERESTED IN CONTEMPORARY FROM EL SALVADOR
YES ARTS WRITERS GRANT OPEN
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The 2018 YES Arts Writers Grants awards a writer $500 and the chance to have their article published in Arte al Día International magazine.
DEADLINE MAY 15, 2018
The YES Arts Writers Grant program is supported by Gabriela Poma and Susanne Meline
ALBERTINE STAHL SELECTED FOR RESIDENCY AT LUIS ADELANTADO GALLERY, MEXICO AND FOUNTAINHEAD, MIAMI
Costa Rica-based Salvadoran artist Albertine Stahl has been selected for two residences in 2018. The first, a residency initiated by Luis Adelantado gallery in Mexico, selected Albertine Stahl as the only woman of 6 selected to participate in a tutorial guided process of conceptualization and guided production. This March-December residency comes to fruition with an exhibition. The second residency Albertine is attending is the Fountainhead in Miami initiated by art philanthropy wife and husband team Kathryn and Dan Mikesell. Here Albertine will produce work and participate in open studio programs for the month of May.
Click here to see more of Albertine's work. Image: Albertine Stahl, Babilonia, 2016. Acrylic on canvas. Courtesy the artist.
ILLUSTRATING FEMINISMS (OR ILLUSTRATED FEMINISMS) AT CCE
The exhibition Illustrating Feminisms (or Illustrated Feminisms) features work by women artists and illustrators from Iberoamerica who deal with topics of gender. From El Salvador Sonia Lazo, Mayra Barraza, Rachel Kastaller, Karla Monterrosa, Natalia Letona and Malú Saenz are joined by artists from Spain, Argentina, Paraguay, Guatemala, Bolivia, Honduras, Peru, Panama, Dominican Republic and Ecuatorial Guinea. The exhibition is on view at the Cultural Center of Spain in San Salvador until April 30, 2018. Click here for more information.
ABIGAIL REYES . TEATRO LUIS POMA, SAN SALVADOR
The exhibition Write each line three times is named after an instruction found in a typewriting manual. Here artist Abigail Reyes reenacts typewriting exercises used to learn how to "draw" accounting tables and tabulations. Instead she creates a series of drawings that emulate it's repetitive methodology, yet which move away from the precision of the instruction to instead suggest interpretation and a creative process. Write each line three times is on view at Teatro Luis Poma, San Salvador until March 25. Click here to see more of Abigail's work. Image courtesy the artist.
WALTERIO IRAHETA'S ACTION COMMEMORATES MONSEÑOR ROMERO ON MARCH 24
On March 24 artist Walterio Iraheta will conduct My Feet are Wings, a collective public action that pays homage to the Salvadoran priest and political icon Monseñor Romero. The action,
comprised of a mountain of collected shoes (added to by the public) commemorates those who died in a stampede in front of the Cathedral of San Salvador, resulting from a shooting by National Guards during the funeral of the murdered religious leader in March 1980. Shoes are being collected at the Cultural Center of Spain until March 23 and will be moved to the front of the Metropolitan Cathedral on March 24.
My Feet are Wings is supported by the Monseñor Romero Foundation and the Mayor's Office of San Salvador. Image courtesy the artist.
FEMININE ART EXHIBITION . BALANCE RESTAURANT, SAN SALVADOR
Curated by Tiernity with text by NadiA, this "pop-up" exhibition features work by Lily, Rooten von Marro, Roximar (Yoryi), Tiernity and Lucy Tomasino. Exploring what constitutes "feminine art", the exhibition is on view at Balance Restaurant, Calle El Mirador 6032-b, San Salvador until March 20, 2018.
Image courtesy the artists.
YES MEET THE ARTIST By Patricio Majano
Vladimir Renderos is an artist whose work activates Salvadoran context and history by using a variety of symbols and references ranging from ammunition to Catholicism to urban culture.
Representations of weapons and ammunition
can be found in many of his artworks. These make reference to violence, and can be linked either to the Salvadoran civil war or to the highly violent environment of the present time.
Additionally, he appropriates imagery drawn from Catholicism. By merging both elements,
Renderos presents two situations that might seem contradictory: the predominance in society of a religion with certain humanist principles and the existence of a violent environment and history.
By combining these references, he makes visible contradictions in Salvadoran social morality, in order to promote critical thinking. In the piece Hija de puto*, the artist presents a contrast between the feminine role depicted in Catholicism and in a society dominated by male chauvinism, with the attitude of a female character that directly contradicts these stereotypes. *Hija de puto is a play on the saying “Son of a bitch” which by inversing the spanish gender of the words directly translates to “Daughter of a (male) bitch.” Click here to see more of Vladimir’s work.
Images: Vladimir Renderos, Hija de puto, 2018, acrylic on canvas; La unidad dentro de la pluralidad, 2016, installation of clay bullets (detail).
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. Currently he participates in the Forma Museum program for violence prevention.
Y.ES is an initiative of the Robert S. Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech Foundation