Wolves or aging face masks are part of imaginary with which the population of Cuenca refers to powerThese representations came after Mexican artist Eric Beltran, in collaboration with Theatre Group Student Polytechnic University, I did study people about how they design power.
The result of this process has happened executive action , which was deployed last Friday, November 23, Plaza de Las Flores, where via procession these masks and some legends like "Judge does not know the size" They traveled through the streets of Cuenca.
"There is some return to more factual force, with totalitarian illusions, of conservatism in all his characters. It is important to review this. Here in Cuenca I was surprised by the result, it happened that the mask was a representation of another mask. The old man with the face of a child is someone who is hiding. The power does not stop to have a few sludge, "Beltran said after being recognized with one of three symbolic awards who betrayed XIV Biennial of Cuencathat this Saturday, November 24, opened its doors 25 seats to present the work of 53 artists.
Carlos Martíll presented the "Gente de Color" presentation at various points in the city. Jenny Yaramani registers it. Photo: Fernando Machado / El Telgraf
The jury at that meeting consisting of Inm Accepted (Spain), Eva Gonzales-Sancho (Spain) and Ramon Castillo (Chile) announced the winners of the Pumapungo Theater, which is one of the biggest events of the event.
on Julian Mathaero's award was for Eric Beltran, while The Guarragouu Award he received it Julien Bismuth (France and the United States) who have interfered in the city of Cuenca in recent weeks with texts written on paper and laid on public walls as if they were poetic instructions. And Piedra de Sal Award It was for the Portuguese Anna Guedees
All these confessions they were symbolic, without economic retribution, and the winners received a sculpture by Eduardo Vega.
Eric Beltran (Mexico), Ana Guides (Portugal) and Juliana Vidal (Ecuador) were some of the recognized artists. Photo: Fernando Machado / El Telgraf
Paris Award, which consists of a artistic residence in the French capital for three months for an Ecuadorian artist under 40, was one of the youngest artists of the biennial – Cuenca Juliana Vidal,
This creator wins with work "Geography of Mortality" which is exposed in Museum of Concepts. In a small room absolutely white and clean, the artist left to walls of plaster the remnants of its scars and other scars of people made in plaster. The room becomes a container of his memory and a continuation of the traces left by the bodies, some of which are always revealed vulnerable.
In addition, the jury highlighted the work of Manuela Rivera (Ecuador – England) Ismail Randall (Peru – USA) and Adrián Balseca (Ecuador) and created another a symbolic reward for freedom of expression, for which it was provided Santiago Reyes (Ecuador-France), which literally gave its body to the city in different actions this week of interventions.
In case too tax was paid for the artist, curator and cultural manager, Eudoxia Starwho was father-in-law from Cuenca Biennial, – Thank you very much. I am already at the end of my life, but these applauses will revive me a little. The biennale is a big brother's embrace and a encouragement to promote peace among men of goodwill. I would like to believe that through art we can achieve that peace so desired in the world, "said Eudoxia, who later received a sculpture by Lorena Serrano.
The opening of the awards is given to the artist and cultural manager, Eudoxia Estrella, the founder of the biennial. Photo: Fernando Machado / El Telgraf
Cuenca's Biennial will be open to Sunday, February 3 next year and will be accompanied by Six parallel samples. In addition to official activities of the Biennial, were individual exhibitions made up of different places in the country.
The sample "Naw" is an exhibition where various galleries are located Quito and Guayaquil (There is no place, Khora, Art, a wanderer artistic project and Violence) gathered to show some of the artists with whom they work in the competition. (I)
The Parallel and Collective Exhibition Nature's Nature is exhibited in the People's Hall. She collects 16 proposals. Photo: Fernando Machado / El Telgraf