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NEO NORTE 2.0 - A Latin American collective invites to re-think who determines the North

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From 11 September to 22 October, Exposed Arts Projects will present Neo-Norte 2.0, curated by the Chilean artist and curator Tere Chad, a group exhibition by the LatinoAmerican collective as an invitation to rethink who determines the North. The show opens up debate about the dominance of Eurocentric curatorial practices, and how this impact cultures that remain behind. The proposal reflects about why at times there appears to exist a pejorative against Latin American art. In response, Neo Norte invites to a dialogue of ethnic, folkloric, and western artworks in the same space.


The artworks showcased during this exhibition are inspired by broad topics, such as: cultural syncretism, migrations as creative destructions that can open doors for new opportunities, shamanism from a Pre-Columbian and western perspective, and last but not least, the contrast between digital and physical materiality in the old and new continent. Neo Norte was presented for the first time in August 2018 at the Fundación Cultural de Providencia, Santiago, Chile. Now it will be displayed for the second time at Exposed Arts Projects.


Tere Chad, the curator of Neo Norte, comments: "It has been two centuries, twice a hundred years since independence and nonetheless the vestiges of colonisation still remains. Neo Norte is an exhibition that proposes the south as the new north."


Lorenzo Belenguer says: "my participation in this exhibition is with an installation, which juxtapositions symbols from LatinAmerican (Inca, Aztec, Nazca, Maya, Tepaneca, etc) and European (British, Spanish, Portuguese, etc) Empires and/or structures of power, developing a new layer of visual languages. It's an investigation in the use of symbols that imposes and reinforces hierarchies in the social strata, its effectiveness in the subconsciousness of the collective, and the political propaganda in the propagation of fear to the enemy and the lower class. The works are then submerged into water where the images and drawings go through a process of decomposition. It mimics the commonality in the washing down of memories and historical accounts reinterpreted by some of the natives in a romantic and nostalgic view of the empire they used to belong to."



CARTONERAS WORKSHOP: 18th of September 6:30pm – 8pm at Exposed Arts Projects (Rafael Morales Cendejas y Paulina Figueroa).

GUIDED VISIT: 25th September 6:30pm – 8pm at Exposed Arts Projects (Tere Chad).

-TALLER DE KHIPU: 13th October 11am – 1pm at Exposed Arts Projects (Cindy Moreno).

-VERNISSAGE: 22nd October 6:30pm – 8pm at Exposed Arts Projects.


PARTICIPANTS: Beatriz Creel, César Baracca, Clarissa Serafim, Cindy Moreno, Domenica Landin, Emiliano de Rokha, Giuseppe Urso, José Carlos García Oliva, José Miranda, Lorenzo Belenguer, Luisa Rodríguez, Maritina Keleri, Matteo Valerio, Nataly Pérez, Mica Mornaghi, Olav Lorentzen, Paulina Figueroa, Paula Turmina, Rafael Morales Cendejas, Raúl Valdivia, Santiago Joaquín McGorty, Santiago Rodríguez Gómez, Stephanie Rodríguez, Tere Chad, Teresa Paiva, Victoria Vargas.


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Contact Information: 

11 SEPTEMBER 2019 – 22 OCTOBER 2019

Exposed Arts Projects, 4-6 Drayson Mews, Kensington, London W8 4LY

OPENING HOURS: Thursday – Friday 12noon – 4pm (or by appointment)

Private View: 10 September 6pm – 8pm


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