Wolf-shaped masks or an aging face child are part of imaginary with what the Cuenca population refer to power. These performances came after Mexican artist Eric Beltran, in cooperation with the theater group Saletian Polytechnic UniversityI made a survey of people about how they project power.
The result of this process has become performative effect which was deployed last Friday, November 23 in the morning Plaza de la Flores, where by way of procession those masks and some legends like "The judge does not know the proportions" They traveled through the streets of Cuenca.
"There is a kind of return to more factual power, with many totalitarian illusions, of conservatism in all his characters. It is important to consider this. Here in Cuenca I was surprised by the result, the mask happened to be a representation of another mask. The old man with the face of the child is someone who is hiding. The power does not cease to have several sediments, "Beltrán said after being recognized by one of the three symbolic prizes who betrayed him XIV Biennale Cuenca, that this Saturday, November 24, opened the doors to his 25 locations to present the work of 53 artists.
Carlos Martell presented the play "Gente de Color" at various points in the city. Jenny Jaramillo registers. Photo: Fernando Machado / El Telegraph
Women at this meeting made up of Inma Prieto (Spain), Eva Gonzalez-Sancho (Spain) and Ramon Castillo (Chile) announced the winners at Pumapungo Theater, which is one of the biggest spots of the event.
On Award Julian Matadorero it was for Érick Beltrán, while on Guaraguao Award he received it Julien Bismuth (France-USA), who in the past weeks intervened the city of Cuenca with texts written on paper and glued on public walls, as if they were poetic instructions. And Prize Pedro de Sal It was for the Portuguese Ana Guedes
All these confessions they were symbolic, without economic revenge and the winners received a sculpture by Eduardo Vega.
Eric Beltran (Mexico), Ana Goudes (Portugal) and Juliana Vidal (Ecuador) were part of the renowned artists. Photo: Fernando Machado / El Telegraph
Paris Prize, which consists of a art residence in the French capital for three months for an artist from Ecuador, under the age of 40, was one of the youngest artists at the Biennale, Cuenca Juliana Vidal.
This creator won the job "Geographies of Mortality", which is exhibited in Museum of Concepts. In a small room absolutely white and neat, the artist has left gypsum walls remnants of his scars and other scars, made in mold. The room becomes a container of his memory and an extension of the traces left by the bodies, some which are always revealed vulnerable.
The appearance also highlighted the work of Manuela Ribadeneira (Ecuador-England), Ishmael Randall (Peru-United States) and Adrián Balseca (Ecuador) and created another one symbolic reward for freedom of expression, which was awarded for Santiago Reyes (Ecuador-France), who literally gave his body to the city in various activities during this week of intervention.
In the case, too Tax was paid the artist, curator and cultural manager, Eudoxia Starwho was founder on Biennale of Cuenca. "Thank you very much. I am at the end of my life, but these applause will revive me a little bit." big brother hug and a incentive to encourage peace among people of good will. I would like to believe that through art we can achieve this peace so desirable in the world, "said Eudoxia, who later received a sculpture from Lorena Serrano.
The opening ceremony was given to the artist and cultural manager Eudoxia Estrella, founder of the Biennale. Photo: Fernando Machado / El Telegraph
Biennale of Cuenca will be open until Sunday, February 3 next year and will be accompanied by Six parallel samples. In addition to official activities at the Biennale, independent exhibitions were articulated that were created from different parts of the country.
The sample "Naw" is an exhibition featuring various galleries of Quito and Guayaquil (No place, Khora, More art, Nomad art project and Violent) gathered to show some of the artists working within the competition. (I am)
Parallel and collective exhibition The Sunset of Nature is exhibited in the National Hall. Collect 16 suggestions. Photo: Fernando Machado / El Telegraph